La Grange apologises for Twitter comments

2015-01-17 22:34

Late president Nelson Mandela's assistant Zelda La Grange has issued a 14-take apology on her Twitter account after comments that whites did not feel welcome in South Africa.

Childbearing contagious among friends

2014-06-04 14:58

A study looked at pairs of friends to see whether the childbearing of one of the friends increases the probability for the other friend to have a child.

'China's Twitter' files for IPO in US

2014-03-15 11:58

Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service often compared with Twitter, has filed for a US stock offering seeking to raise $500m.

Storm erupts over Google+ e-mail policy

2014-01-10 12:31

A storm has erupted among privacy advocates about a new feature on Google+ social network that lets people you don't know send e-mails to your Gmail account.

College kids trend toward twitter, adults favour Facebook

2013-06-12 10:55

All those "status updates" and "tweets" that people post as they clamor to be part of the online social network may reflect a troubling trend toward self-absorbed behaviour in the United States.

It’s a bubble!

2011-07-21 00:00

There’s a morbid fascination with the investment merits for online social networks. However, investors need to tread carefully before they commit their hard-earned cash to one of those investments.

Message in bottle found after 24 years

2011-03-29 22:38

A German has received an answer after tossing a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea 24 years ago.

Libya triggers avalanche of rumours

2011-03-17 17:02

When gunfire erupts in Tripoli, officials are quick to say there is no need for is just supporters firing in the air to celebrate the latest victory.


Facebook service disrupted

2014-08-01 18:39

Facebook, the world's number one social network, has suffered a service disruption that made the website unavailable to some users.

Facebook has 100 million India users

2014-04-09 13:07

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone.

Livr - a social network only accessible when drunk

2014-03-12 12:18

The password for 'Livr' is a couple of beers and a breathalyzer.

Most parents monitor kids on Facebook

2013-06-14 09:25

Some two-thirds of parents monitor their children's Facebook activities, but a large percentage say they trust their youngsters to manage on their own, a study showed.

Facebook stock up on Zuckerberg's pledge

2012-09-05 18:54

Facebook's stock is up following a disclosure that its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, won't sell stock in the company for at least a year.

Police find dismembered body in cemetery

2011-04-04 21:18

Free State police have found the dismembered body of a 23-year-old man in the Welkom cemetery.

Another social network?

2011-03-25 12:00

Is there possible competition for Facebook? Google will reportedly launch its own social network in May – but is it really necessary?

Oscar boost for Firth film

2011-01-23 13:14

The King's Speech has won best-produced film from the Producers Guild of America, a regal boost to its Oscar aspirations in an awards season so far swept by The Social Network.

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