ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

Twitter unveils 'Highlights' to help users catch up

2015-04-24 09:46

Twitter has rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their feed each day.

Twitter expands privacy on direct messages

2015-04-21 07:39

Twitter has said it was making it easier to take direct messages private.

Police concerned about xenophobia hoaxes on social media

2015-04-18 08:03

KwaZulu-Natal police have urged people to stop sending unverified messages about xenophobic attacks on social media, after false messages created panic.

Zimbabweans savage #SoFarSoGood

2015-04-10 18:54

#SoFarSoGood was supposed to be a feelgood hashtag for Zimbabweans to adopt ahead of the 35th anniversary of independence, but it has backfired.

Chris Rock in Twitter storm over 'driving while black'

2015-04-09 09:51

Comedian Chris Rock has caused controversy on social media by posting pictures of police stopping him while driving.

9 tips to social media success

2015-04-07 13:46

There are critical skills that social media executives must have in order to drive a company's brand, says an expert.

Gigaba’s secretary responds to 200 e-mails a day

2015-04-06 16:52

"Please email nobuhle.mazibuko@dha.gov.za. She will assist. Thanks.” That is the standard response of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to the thousands of people who write to him on social-media.

9 ways SA firms fail on social media

2015-03-27 13:29

Social media is with us, yet few companies are truly aware of how to use the medium to engage with the public in general, and consumers specifically.

Facebook to show highlights from your past

2015-03-25 14:12

Facebook has announced the roll-out of a memory feature on the giant social network.

Facebook rolling out payments to friends feature

2015-03-18 11:18

Facebook has announced it is launching a system to send money to friends for US customers using its Messenger mobile app.

 

Facebook mobile ad revenue surges

2015-04-23 17:25

Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones.

Zanu-PF rejects anti-EFF tweet

2015-04-20 23:00

A tweet in which Zanu-PF allegedly called for EFF MPs to be burnt alive for delaying a xenophobia debate is "totally fake", a party spokesperson says.

Rights violation charge laid against Zulu king

2015-04-15 22:21

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini faces another charge of hate speech and violating human rights - this time by the Western Cape organiser of the SA National Defence Union.

Smartphones boost teens on social media

2015-04-09 18:00

It's not just your imagination: Most teenagers are online or on their smartphones every day, and many are almost continually connected.

Who rules Twitter in SA?

2015-04-08 13:09

South Africans are tracking international trends and following their favourite celebrities on Twitter.

Twitter back online in Turkey

2015-04-07 07:53

Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants.

Twitter expresses shock at Sapa closure

2015-03-31 22:47

In late February the SA Press Association announced it would send out its last story on March 31, and people took to Twitter to express their feelings about Sapa's closure.

Facebook bets on Messenger app for e-commerce

2015-03-26 09:04

Facebook is turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up online communication.

Local girl speaks out after leaked nude photos get her trending on Twitter

2015-03-19 12:56

After trending on Twitter for three days, Pulane Lenkoe has spoken out about her leaked nude photos ordeal.

Facebook to face US lawsuit over kids' purchases

2015-03-12 14:04

A US judge has said Facebook must face a lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money.

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