ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

Britain's Prince Harry: I hate Twitter

2014-07-23 08:27

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro-blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy.

British PM reshuffles his cabinet on Twitter

2014-07-16 10:50

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet through his two official Twitter accounts.

Pistorius tweets not in contempt of court - lawyer

2014-07-14 11:00

Murder-accused athlete Oscar Pistorius is not prohibited from making public statements, and his latest tweets are not in contempt of court, a media lawyer says.

SA's most controversial fake Twitter accounts

2014-07-09 14:58

A fake Twitter account for the Deputy President has sparked outrage from the Presidency, but it’s not the first and it certainly won’t be the last.

Journal regrets handling of Facebook study

2014-07-04 09:21

The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two US universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.

MWEB takes soccer to new level with tweet couch

2014-07-02 12:08

As social media expands, it is inevitable that it will grow into new and different areas. But furniture? Perhaps, an ISP has unveiled its tweet couch.

Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce

2014-07-01 08:30

Twitter has announced that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

Facebook manipulated users' emotions in secret study

2014-06-29 21:35

A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of about 700 000 users to study "emotional contagion" has prompted anger on social media.

India PM to beat Obama on Twitter

2014-06-27 09:04

In the Twitterverse ruled by US President Barack Obama, India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon overtake the White House on Twitter.

Facebook still tops among US teens

2014-06-25 07:36

A report has showed that Facebook is still by far the most popular among US teens despite the rise of new apps and services.

Tech Tips: Facebook ads, tracking and you

2014-06-20 09:39

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook - your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. Here's how to stop it - sort of.

Twitter restores 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

2014-06-19 08:40

Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them following official complaints about "blasphemous" content.

Twitter users speculate over Zuma's health

2014-06-17 20:40

Speculation over President Jacob Zuma's health has been the topic of conversation on Twitter after he spent a week resting from an exhausting election programme.

Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

2014-06-15 20:24

Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you're an addict - and you may even need professional help.

Frenchman dead in Facebook dare

2014-06-13 22:29

French police have warned youth against a Facebook dare after one dies and another is injured for life.

Facebook offers users control on ads viewed

2014-06-12 21:21

Facebook will begin allowing users more information about the ads delivered to them, and to block marketing messages they don't want to see.

Twitter fixes TweetDeck after it 'goes nuts'

2014-06-12 08:37

A tweet containing a snippet of computer code has propagated itself through Twitter by taking advantage of a security flaw in the company's TweetDeck application.

'Nok' air collision sets social media abuzz

2014-06-10 11:29

A Thai AirAsia plane has hit a bird during a flight in Thailand, where the word for bird is "nok", sparking social media confusion over whether the aircraft had collided with a plane.

ANC condemns DA MP's 'racist' tweet

2014-06-03 17:41
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The ANC has slammed DA MP Mike Waters for posting a "racist" tweet, labelling the DA as a collection of racists.

Zuckerberg pumps cash into local schools

2014-05-30 12:00

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has put out word late that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are pumping $120m into San Francisco Bay Area schools.

China targets WeChat in online crackdown

2014-05-28 14:35

China has moved to restrict online chat applications in a move to limit what the government calls "rumours and infiltration of hostile forces".

Twitter clues lead to hidden cash

2014-05-28 12:00

Tweets are turning golden in San Francisco, thanks to an anonymous Twitter user hiding cash and then firing off clues as to where to find the loot.

Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

2014-05-27 13:50

A judge in Iran has ordered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy.

 

Israel detains WhatsApp leakers

2014-07-23 21:07

The Israeli military has detained several soldiers and a civilian on suspicion of leaking Gaza casualty figures over social media.

Jewish Board lodges complaint against 'Hilter' post

2014-07-16 16:04
165 comments

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission over a Facebook post justifying the Holocaust.

British PM reshuffles his cabinet on Twitter

2014-07-15 22:15

Getting the latest news on a UK government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office, but David Cameron unveiled the reshuffle on Twitter.

Feathers fly after Oscar tweets

2014-07-13 22:48
174 comments

Feathers are flying in the twittersphere after Oscar Pistorius took to the social network for the first time in 5 months.

Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account

2014-07-04 11:50

Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.

Facebook: We never meant to upset you

2014-07-03 11:29

Facebook's attempt to manipulate its users during a psychological study was "poorly communicated", the social media giant's chief operating officer has said.

UK regulator probes Facebook over psychological experiment

2014-07-02 08:32

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users.

Military brass investigate Facebook dating scam

2014-06-30 07:43

Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam.

Adidas, Nike battle for social media World Cup

2014-06-27 14:38

Adidas might be attracting bad online buzz for its sponsorship of biting Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez - but in the tussle to win the most World Cup social media play, the German firm says it is winning plenty of positive attention too.

Mxit scores as millions download new version

2014-06-26 12:51

Millions of people have downloaded the new version of Mxit, despite declining numbers, the company has announced.

Twitter buys SnappyTV video sharing service

2014-06-20 11:14

Twitter has announced plans to buy SnappyTV, a service which allows for the clipping, editing and sharing of video over the messaging platform.

We're sorry for outage, says Facebook

2014-06-19 12:37

Facebook has apologised for the brief outage that the social networking website experienced.

Facebook down for South Africans

2014-06-19 10:32

Facebook appears to be down for South Africans, as access to the social network is unavailable for many.

Facebook launches Snapchat-like app

2014-06-18 07:50

Facebook has released a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.

Facebook hints at SA office

2014-06-17 12:02

Rumours are rife that Facebook is planning to open up an office in South Africa, but are they true and if so, why now? Fin24 finds out.

Facebook wins victory in patent case

2014-06-14 13:52

Facebook successfully defended itself against a lawsuit that claimed the social media company infringed on patents held by a Dutch programmer who launched a website called "Surfbook".

Dumb Facebook dares cause death

2014-06-13 14:47

French police are warning young people about the dangers of a dare spreading on Facebook that has left a young man dead and another severely injured.

Clean up your Facebook for job applications

2014-06-12 10:41

Your social media profile could very well sink your next job application, says a human resource expert.

Algerian jailed for filming police 'theft'

2014-06-10 19:50

Algeria has jailed a man for two years for posting a video of policemen stealing in the desert region of Ghardaia, during ethnic violence that erupted late last year.

CIA uncovers sense of humour in debut tweet

2014-06-07 22:09

For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humour.

Egypt wants foreign firms to monitor social media

2014-06-03 08:31

Egypt's interior ministry has asked foreign technology firms to help it monitor social media websites to prevent crime and track down terrorists.

Twitter pushing to open China

2014-05-29 10:54

Twitter hopes to eventually find a way to launch a service in China but has no immediate plans in the country, chief executive Dick Costolo has said.

Alarm over Facebook 'block' in Thailand

2014-05-28 14:01

Facebook users in coup-rattled Thailand have reacted with alarm after experiencing widespread problems accessing the social networking site, but the junta quickly denied imposing a block.

Facebook helps find kidnapped newborn

2014-05-28 09:23

The mother of a day-old infant snatched from a Quebec hospital says she's grateful to the group of people who hunted down the alleged kidnapper thanks to a Facebook post.

Numsa warns of fake Twitter account

2014-05-27 11:44

Numsa has warned of a fake account on social networking site Twitter, which claimed to belong to its general secretary Irvin Jim.

 
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