ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

Social media not the marketing 'gold standard'

2015-05-27 11:08

New media technologies like social media have not lived up to the promise of brand engagement, says a local expert.

Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size

2015-05-27 07:56

Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of a crowd, helping first responders in an emergency, a study has said.

Internet shaming could land you in jail

2015-05-21 09:35

While the rise of social media makes it easy to shame people publicly, it could place you at odds with the law, says a legal expert.

Facebook accused of trampling on privacy

2015-05-15 14:16

Facebook tramples on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodges questions from national regulators, Belgium's privacy watchdog has said.

Facebook pushes to improve pay for contractors

2015-05-14 08:24

Facebook is pushing for higher pay and improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees.

Ryan Reynolds not only joined Instagram but Facebook as well!

2015-05-13 11:03

Ryan Reynolds has joined Facebook and Instagram, just six months after he launched his own Twitter account.

DA Youth seeks answers from leadership candidates

2015-05-08 21:28

A group of DA Youth members have asked candidates contesting the party's leadership positions at its federal congress how they would grow the youth wing.

Bride's dad-in-shorts causes internet storm in Zim

2015-04-29 21:05

A father of a Zimbabwean bride has caused a frenzy on social media, after he was pictured wearing shorts at her wedding.

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.

 

Periscope spreads to Android smartphones

2015-05-27 09:14

Twitter has launched its Periscope application on Android-powered devices as the battle for live-streaming video heats up.

Education dept takes online child kidnapping threat seriously

2015-05-26 08:06

An online threat that children will be kidnapped will be taken seriously, the education department says.

Obama tweets, and a million follow

2015-05-19 07:56

US President Barack Obama has sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter, quickly amassing a million followers in five hours.

Social media useful to find a job

2015-05-14 13:05

Social media is useful for people seeking employment.

Maimane tackles offbeat tweets

2015-05-13 15:32

While a "Twitter town hall" session with new DA leader Mmusi Maimane did lead to him responding to questions on several pertinent issues, he also took the time to answer a few of the more offbeat questions.

Veteran journalist's Verwoerd comment causes stir on social media

2015-05-09 14:34

A comment by veteran journalist Allister Sparks that apartheid-era prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd was intelligent has caused a stir on social media.

EWN bans ISIS troll

2015-05-05 17:01

Eyewitness News has banned a user on its Facebook page who trolled a Cape Town woman and claimed she was recruiting for ISIS.

Zimbabweans come to defence of 'ugly' beauty queen

2015-04-28 19:28

Miss World Zimbabwe has been criticised for being "ugly", prompting people to leap to her defence.

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.

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