ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

Investors dump Twitter shares amid growth doubts

2015-07-30 10:06

Twitter shares have fallen after the latest update from the one-to-many messaging platform revived doubts about its growth prospects.

Prisoner's fiancée slams Pollsmoor over Facebook reaction

2015-07-23 12:33

A Pollsmoor inmate's fiancée has lashed out at Correctional Services after the fallout from the prison inmate's Facebook page.

SA prisoners on Facebook 'are a security risk'

2015-07-17 10:25

Despite the human rights culture of the South African legal framework, prisoners present a serious security risk if they are allowed access to social media, says a Cape Town attorney.

Bangladeshi youngster's fatal beating goes viral

2015-07-13 20:01

Bangladesh police are hunting a group of attackers who tied a 13-year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smart phone.

Pollsmoor prison Facebook page causes a stir

2015-07-09 14:18

Prisoners at a Cape Town institution appear to have broken rules by actively posting content to social networks.

KZN premier's office warns of fake social media accounts

2015-07-07 20:32

The office of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has joined the list of officials and government departments who have had fake social media accounts created in their names.

SA call centres face social media evolution

2015-07-06 15:41

While it may too soon to expect the death of the outbound call centre, technology will change the way they operate, says an industry expert.

'Terminator' Facebook profile sporting gay flag

2015-07-02 20:58

More than 26 million Facebook profile photos, including those of celebrities, have taken on a rainbow hue since the US Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation.

Facebook allows phone number sign up for Messenger

2015-06-25 09:04

Facebook has enabled users without an account to sign up for its Messenger app with a phone number.

Twitter to let users follow live events

2015-06-21 10:41

Twitter will start curating tweets on live events, the micro-blogging service said, as it plans major changes to make its real-time news feed more user friendly.

 

Facebook profit falls as costs soar

2015-07-30 09:03

Facebook has reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9% as the social media company sharply increased spending.

Twitter blocked in Turkey after suicide bombing

2015-07-22 14:55

Several internet service providers in Turkey blocked access to Twitter in line with a local court ruling.

Fake report on $31bn Twitter takeover jitters shares

2015-07-15 16:24

A fake news report purportedly from Bloomberg about a possible $31bn takeover of Twitter has spurred a 5% surge in the social network's shares.

MEC demands probe into 'Pollsmoor' Facebook page

2015-07-09 16:38

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato is demanding feedback from the national correctional services minister on whether a Facebook page publishing photos, ostensibly taken inside Pollsmoor Prison, is authentic.

SA can't earn money yet from Facebook videos

2015-07-08 07:00

South Africans eager to start earning cash from Facebook should hold their horses, the company has said.

Heartless hoodwinker steals car after wooing woman on WhatsApp

2015-07-07 09:48

A Pietermaritzburg woman has been conned by her lover who stole her car one day after they first met.

China market rout: Man held for suicide claims

2015-07-05 16:17

Chinese authorities have arrested a man who allegedly spread rumours about people in Beijing jumping off buildings in response to a stock market crash, state television report.

Court rules Facebook must turn over sex video data

2015-06-26 07:46

Facebook must turn over any information it possesses that could help a young woman find out who published a sex video of her without her consent, a court has ruled.

Facebook reveals new security tool

2015-06-24 13:24

Facebook announced it has been using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software for its users.

ISIS teen said to be UK's youngest suicide bomber

2015-06-14 22:30

A 17-year-old who left northern England to join Islamic State is reported to have become Britain's youngest suicide bomber when he blew himself up in a car in northern Iraq.

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