Twitter abuzz after UFO sighting above Cape Town

2015-11-28 23:12

The Twitteratti world was abuzz on Saturday night after a sighting of what is believed to be an Unidentified Flying Object above Cape Town.

Belgian police feed virtual cats

2015-11-23 17:16

Belgian police have offered a virtual bowl of pet food to internet cats to thank social media users for agreeing to pause their posts during a major anti-terrorism operation in Brussels.

Obama launches Facebook page with green post

2015-11-09 22:24

US President Barack Obama has belatedly joined more than a billion other Facebook using his first post to encourage action against climate change.

Rape video prompts outcry in Guinea

2015-11-05 05:30

Dozens of women took to the streets of Guinea's capital over a video shared on social media which appeared to show a rape filmed by the attacker.

SA, Nigeria lead Africa in Facebook usage

2015-09-11 11:03

The number of daily active Facebook users in South Africa has shot up to 7.3 million while in Nigeria this figure is 7.1 million.

US pastor commits suicide after Ashley Madison hack: report

2015-09-09 22:30

A US pastor has committed suicide six days after his name was exposed by hackers of the Ashley Madison adultery website.

US teen gets 11 years for helping ISIS

2015-08-28 21:22

A US teen has been sentenced to more than 11 years for supporting ISIS.

Fourth secular blogger hacked in Bangladesh

2015-08-07 19:52

A gang armed with machetes has hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka sparking protests in the capital.

Cuba parliament meets, live-tweets session for 1st time

2015-07-15 18:30

Cuba's National Assembly has met in Havana and live-tweeted the proceedings for the first time.

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.


Why companies need social media policies

2015-11-24 08:31

Many organisations are embracing social media policies in an effort to mitigate risks associated with online behaviour of employees.

Hacker groups claims to hit ISIS accounts

2015-11-17 21:30

The hacker group Anonymous has claimed to have taken out 5 500 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State group.

Bird activists ruffle Frenchman's feathers

2015-11-09 21:20

A Frenchman has become an online sensation after being pictured storming out of his house in his underwear brandishing a spade to chase away bird conservationists.

Teen arrested in Australia for AWA support

2015-10-06 19:25

A 17-year-old student has been arrested after he allegedly became abusive to Australian police trying to question him about comments he made saying he hoped police burned in hell.

US teen charged with texting boyfriend to kill self

2015-09-10 05:51

A US teen has been charged with encouraging her boyfriend via text messages to kill himself.

Egypt sentences women for racy music videos

2015-09-03 22:04

Egypt has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labour for appearing in racy music videos.

Salty language lands Russia's Lavrov in social media storm

2015-08-13 05:36

It was meant to be a news conference about solving the Syria crisis and combating ISIS, but an unguarded remark into the microphone from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov grabbed all the attention.

Pope Francis passes 22 million Twitter followers

2015-07-15 22:30

Pope Francis surpassed 22 million Twitter followers on his multiple accounts, joining the ranks of tech-savvy entertainers and world leaders who command tens of millions of eyeballs on social media.

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.

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