Edward Snowden joins Twitter, causes frenzy

2015-09-30 11:59

US whisleblower Edward Snowden has opened a Twitter account and quickly gathered thousands of followers.

Facebook renames, launches new services

2015-09-25 13:28

Facebook has changed the name and updated services on its platform.

The social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded to requests for a 'dislike' button.

The social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded to requests for a 'dislike' button.

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WhatsApp hack leaves millions vulnerable

2015-09-12 15:29

Millions of WhatsApp users could still be vulnerable thanks to a flaw in the popular messaging application that allows hackers to send malicious code.

Instagram steps up advertising effort

2015-09-09 08:28

The popular social network plans to expand its offerings to advertisers, opening up possibilities for global marketing efforts on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network.

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 back online after second outage

2015-09-29 08:34

Facebook has restored access to its social media website for most users, after its second outage in less than a week.

Facebook adds 360-degree video to News Feed

2015-09-25 08:17

Facebook has begun rolling out 360° viewing at the leading social network, letting people change their perspectives in specially created videos.

I am no grandchild of any ape, monkey or baboon - Vavi on Homo naledi

2015-09-12 22:08

“No one will dig old monkey bones to back up a theory that I was once a baboon,” former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted on Saturday.

SA, Nigeria lead Africa in Facebook usage

2015-09-11 11:03

The number of daily active Facebook users in South Africa has shot up to 7.3 million while in Nigeria this figure is 7.1 million.

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

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.

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