ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKING

US teen faces 15 years for internet aid to ISIS

2015-06-11 21:59

A tech-savvy US teen has pleaded guilty to using social media to aid ISIS, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

No busloads coming to attack foreigners

2015-04-19 13:50

There are no busloads of people coming to attack South Africans or foreign nationals, minister says.

Facebook Messenger app comes to web browsers

2015-04-09 11:20

Following on from the launch of WhatsApp for the web, Facebook’s Messenger app is now also available as a stand-alone service on desktop and laptop computers.

Kenji Goto's 4-year-old tweet goes viral

2015-02-02 22:33

A four-year-old tweet about forgiveness by the Japanese journalist purportedly killed by militants, Kenji Goto, has gone viral.

Birmingham: Britain's new Mecca?

2015-01-13 07:09

Birmingham has removed the suffix "ham" from its name because it is not halal.

Spider dog video most shared on YouTube

2014-12-10 21:59

A prankster video depicting a dog disguised as a giant spider has been the most-shared item on the Google-owned YouTube platform in 2014.

Do you use social media to manage your moods?

2014-10-08 10:15

A study suggests that when we feel down we turn to social media to look for others who are worse off than us.

Megan Fox joins Instagram with a #nomakeupselfie!

2014-07-04 16:00

Megan Fox joined Instagram yesterday (03.07.14) and posted a make up-free selfie to mark the occasion.

Turkey's top court rules Twitter ban violates rights

2014-04-02 20:58

Turkey's top constitutional court has ruled that the government's ban on the online messaging service Twitter violated rights, local media reported.

Whispers, secrets and lies online

2014-03-24 22:18

Secrets, whispers and lies - online anonymity returns, with a twist in the tale.

 

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

2015-04-21 21:15

Twitter has began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service.

Govt warns perpetrators of xenophobic violence: We will find you

2015-04-19 12:30

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned perpetrators of xenophobic violence will face the full might of the law.

46 000 ISIS Twitter accounts

2015-03-07 06:45

At least 46 000 Twitter accounts have been linked to supporters of ISIS in late 2014.

French news sites blocked

2015-01-16 18:21

Access to several French news sites have been blocked resulting in security experts raising questions about possible Islamist hacking.

Saudi blogger to be publicly flogged

2015-01-09 05:00

A Saudi blogger is to be publicly flogged after Friday prayers in a case related to insulting Islam.

World Cup, Ebola dominate Facebook

2014-12-09 21:06

Facebook has posted this year's most popular topics, including World Cup and Ebola.

Firms halt spread of grisly videos

2014-09-03 23:11

Firms have implemented plans to stem the spread of grisly videos after the Syria beheading of last week.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

WeChat: China's alternative to WhatsApp

2014-02-20 18:33

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for a monumental $19 billion in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals amongst which is China's popular mobile messaging application WeChat.

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