ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

'Cute Black Baby' social media accounts post doctored pictures of infants - why this is concerning

2019-04-18 15:29

We've got to draw the line somewhere with photo editing apps.

5 creative billboards from which the ANC can learn after PE boo-boo

2019-04-18 11:07

An ANC election billboard in Port Elizabeth recently had social media users begging for a proofreader and the ruling party has since fixed its error, but there are still some outdoor adverts the ANC could learn from.

Akona Carol Lali's well-timed break from social media is a reminder of how important it is sometimes for women including Jhené Aiko and Kim K to take this route

2019-04-17 11:38

It is more than okay for blogger Akona Carol Lali, and anyone else, to take time off social media.

Kefilwe Mabote gives us the inside scoop on how to be a successful luxury influencer in SA's dynamic social media space

2019-04-16 18:41

She's been the cover star of local magazines, graced your TV screens, and fronted luxury campaigns. Now, Kefilwe Mabote answers a few burning questions about the influencer industry.

UK proposes banning social media 'likes' for children

2019-04-16 09:05

Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online privacy.

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down: Users flood Twitter with hilarious reactions

2019-04-15 11:12

Popular social media networks Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was down worldwide on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the best reactions.

Instagram bloggers slammed for dangerous stunt

2019-04-12 13:25

A travel-blogging couple has come under fire for posting and Instagram pic of themselves precariously posing at the edge of an infinity pool in Bali.

Big cosmetic brand quits social media completely while Instagram promises it has a few new tricks up its sleeve

2019-04-11 14:35

While Instagram was courting big-name brands at the Condé Naste International (CNI) conference in Cape Town, one British cosmetic brand announced that it would be quitting social media entirely.

WATCH: One for the road - Open bar as beer truck loses load in Mitchells Plain

2019-04-09 16:51

There was an unexpected 'open bar' when a beer truck lost part of its load in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town and people rushed over to grab a freebie.

KZN police probe woman's violent assault after video goes viral

2019-04-08 14:48

Police are investigating a case of assault after a video showing an unknown man mercilessly beating a KwaZulu-Natal woman while her hands were tied went viral.

 

Ouch! My cellphone is hurting my eyes, hands, neck and back

2019-04-18 12:20

We tap, we text, we scroll, we snap – most of us couldn’t live without our smartphones.

WATCH: Getting drunk on hot cross buns? Authorities deny traffic cops' shocking claims in training video

2019-04-17 13:45

Can eating hot cross buns give you a positive breathalyser test reading? Two Eastern Cape traffic officers seem to think so. But authorities have explained. Watch.

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks

2019-04-17 06:24

A YouTube fact-check feature which is meant to tackle misinformation accidentally tagged live broadcasts of a fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with details about the 9/11 terror attacks.

The battle for the youth: DA channels Childish Gambino in new election ad

2019-04-16 09:58

The DA has gone pop in its latest advertisement ahead of the May 8 elections, evoking some imagery from Childish Gambino's 'This is America' hit music video.

VIRAL: Tinder dater’s long list of strict dating rules for women causes huge backlash online

2019-04-15 13:10

A woman outed a man on Twitter for his arrogant Tinder profile – and the response was quick and brutal, with the post quickly going viral.

WATCH: Could UK lead the way on social media regulation?

2019-04-12 18:31

In the midst of the deepening Brexit crisis, UK lawmakers found the time to stop bickering and come together to outline a sweeping proposal that would require social media firms to closely monitor the content proliferating on their platforms.

Video of a mom kicking 3-year-old model 'too tired to perform' sparks online outcry

2019-04-12 13:16

Shocking footage of a woman kicking her 3-year-old model daughter's bottom because she was "too tired to perform" has been doing the rounds on social media.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke thinks photo editing apps should be banned

2019-04-11 10:55

Emilia Clarke wants to see photo editing apps "banned", as it sends the wrong message to young people.

WATCH: UK Govt announces new proposals for social media regulation

2019-04-08 17:47

UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright talks about new Government proposals for tougher online regulation.

New Zealand official calls Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

2019-04-08 12:17

New Zealand's privacy commissioner has described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow Australia by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch shootings.

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