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.

Twitter opens Hong Kong office

2015-03-11 11:03

Twitter has opened a Hong Kong office, its first in the Greater China region.

Facebook king of SA youth tech drive - survey

2015-03-03 12:08

Facebook is the king of the South African youth tech movement, marking the era of the social networking revolution, a survey has found.

Judge orders WhatsApp blocked

2015-02-27 07:55

A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil.

Experts: Winning internet war is key in ISIS fight

2015-02-20 05:00

The internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, experts say.

Spain shoeshine man gifts prized Twitter accounts

2015-02-16 21:14

Authorities in Brazil have got hold of a valuable Twitter account to publicise next year's Rio Olympics, after a humble Spanish shoeshine man surrendered the rights to it for free.

Russia triples Twitter removal requests

2015-02-10 16:30

Data released by Twitter shows that Russia nearly tripled its requests in the past six months to remove posts critical of the government.

MDC orders WhatsApp group shutdown

2015-02-07 12:26

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has ordered its members to shut down groups on the social messaging platform WhatsApp.


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.

Islamic State 'Facebook' gets bumpy start

2015-03-11 07:27

Facing a ban from mainstream online social networks Facebook and Twitter, supporters of the Islamic State appear to have launched their own "caliphate book".

Facebook warned over data protection

2015-02-27 14:28

German consumer groups say they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.

SA small businesses flock to Facebook

2015-02-26 07:25

Facebook is making its presence felt in marketing circles as millions of small businesses sign up to advertise on the giant social network.

Power cuts risk disrupting Metrorail systems

2015-02-19 10:37

Commuters who have been spared of the most devastating effects of load shedding have been warned that train services could be disrupted by electricity supply problems.

Twitter exec account shoots tweet spam

2015-02-11 07:55

An official Twitter account for the company's chief financial officer has unleashed a barrage of spam posts in what may have been a hack or a glitch.

Why blocking Facebook, Twitter at work could 'backfire'

2015-02-10 12:22

Blocking social media for employees might be tempting for managers looking to boost productivity, but such a policy may backfire, says a new security report.

Twitter boss confirms Google 'relationship'

2015-02-06 08:44

Twitter chief Dick Costolo has said that "a relationship" with Google has been rekindled, but he was coy on the details.

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