Here's what's really going on in your brain when you experience 'FOMO' — the fear of missing out

2018-04-24 16:10

Nobody can attend everything, but we get FOMO nonetheless.

Nose art – the bizarre trend taking over Instagram

2018-04-18 15:33

It’s no surprise that yet another trend is captivating social media.

Whose baby Instagram post will break the internet next?

2018-04-13 14:29

From Queen Bey to Kylie Jenner, these pregnancy and birth announcements had us all hitting that heart button.

'We have been praising the wrong Mandela' – South Africans weigh in on #Winnie documentary

2018-04-12 11:19

Social media users have reacted strongly to a documentary about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, voicing both shock and admiration over the previously unheard side of her story.

Bots, good or bad, dominate Twitter conversation - study

2018-04-10 06:15

Automated accounts or "bots" play a big role in disseminating information on Twitter, accounting for two-thirds of tweets linking to popular websites, a study has shown.

How vulnerable are you on the internet? Here are a few ways to protect yourself

2018-04-09 14:20

Facebook's ongoing debacle has brought the issue of data and privacy to light, but are they the only culprits?

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

2018-04-06 14:28

Facebook admitted it may have 'improperly shared' the personal data of up to 2.7 million people in the European Union, the bloc has announced.

Facebook says data on most of its 2 billion users vulnerable

2018-04-05 05:00

The social media giant has said that data on most of its users could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways it failed to protect people’s privacy.

11 dramatic ways the world has changed in the last 20 years alone

2018-03-30 09:54

Progress and innovation over the past 20 years alone have changed the world in countless ways, from technology, to politics, to global demographics.

Is it insensitive to your new partner to keep the photos you have with your ex on social media?

2018-03-29 11:13

Social media etiquette in your relationship can be a grey area, but the #1 hardcore rule is that if your ex is still in your profile picture – it's time to update it.

 

Twitter’s bet on video streaming is starting to pay off

2018-04-19 17:26

Despite sceptics who said Twitter couldn’t possibly compete with rivals like Facebook, it has carved out a niche in the world of video content and now streams a range of programming.

'That's our gold' – South Africans react to Ramaphosa's Queen Elizabeth II visit

2018-04-17 19:00

Twitter users have found Queen Elizabeth’s luxurious room too distracting for them to focus on the purpose of President Cyril Ramaphosa's meeting with her.

#ZuckerBowl without a clear winner as Facebook hearings end

2018-04-13 07:18

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg emerged largely unscathed Wednesday from two days of high-stakes hearings.

Social media: promising arena for public debate

2018-04-12 09:23

In today's digital age only a few government institutions are active on social media. As the South African population is getting younger every year, the government should review its communication strategy.

12 bad decisions you make every day without realising

2018-04-09 18:23

You make choices with your email, social media, online dating, and more every day without thinking about it. Here are some of the ones to watch out for.

Investigation launched after man on crutches allegedly manhandled by Knysna traffic cop

2018-04-06 18:05

The Knysna Municipality has launched an investigation after a traffic officer was caught on camera in a scuffle with a man on crutches.

You can share and shop what others are wearing on a new social shopping hub

2018-04-06 13:17

An online retailer has launched a shoppable community platform.

Gauteng man stripped and robbed by internet 'friend'

2018-04-02 20:11

A 28-year-old man has allegedly been stripped naked and robbed of his belongings by a person he had met on the internet and three accomplices.

Playboy quits Facebook over data privacy scandal

2018-03-29 12:28

Playboy has announced it was suspending its activities on Facebook to avoid being 'complicit' in a wide-ranging scandal over misuse of private data.

Facebook reveals new security settings amid privacy concerns

2018-03-28 19:24

Facebook says it will make it more straightforward for users to change their privacy settings and delete data they’ve already shared with the social media company.

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