ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

Presidency warns of fake Zuma Facebook account

2015-08-29 15:37

The Presidency has warned people of a fake Facebook account purporting to be that of President Jacob Zuma.

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar

2015-08-29 15:36

It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

WhatsApp launches 'up yours' emoji

2015-08-27 11:10

Instant messaging service WhatsApp unveiled a new set of emojis, including a "middle finger up yours" in the latest update.

US man sent spam to millions of Facebook users

2015-08-25 17:43

A man has pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users, US federal officials say.

Facebook rules US internet pack

2015-08-20 07:56

Facebook remains the dominant social network for US internet users, while Twitter has failed to keep pace with rivals like Instagram and Pinterest.

SA government leaves Twitter alone

2015-08-13 09:25

Governments around the world are increasing their efforts to compel Twitter to provide user information, except for SA.

Twitter shares tumble on growth worries

2015-08-04 08:28

Twitter shares fell to an all-time low, weighed down by doubts that the popular messaging platform isn't growing fast enough to thrive.

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.

 

Sit-in at Rhodes University over transformation - report

2015-08-29 15:37

The Black Student Movement is staging a sit-in at Rhodes University's council chambers in Grahamstown. This was reportedly over the failure of transformation at the university.

Germany urges Facebook to censor racist posts

2015-08-27 16:20

Germany has urged Facebook to censor racist posts, prompting the world's biggest online social media company to say that it takes such concerns very seriously.

Facebook launches Moments in SA

2015-08-25 19:00

The social media giant has announced the launch of its 'Moments' application for South Africa.

Struggling Twitter launches new ad platform

2015-08-21 15:19

Twitter wants to boost the reach of businesses that advertise on the micro-blogging social network.

Twitter drops 140 character limit for DMs

2015-08-13 10:18

Social media network Twitter has dropped the limits it uses for direct messages, the company has announced.

Facebook struggles to sell advertising in India

2015-08-13 08:52

Facebook is trying to lure sceptical advertisers in India with unique features in a bid to boost revenue.

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.

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