ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

The silliest and most dangerous things people have done for a social media challenge

2018-07-19 17:26

Can we please stop jumping out of moving cars?

'I'M NOT HATING ON BONANG!'

2018-07-17 13:49

Tumi Morake is furious at claims on social media that she is ‘hating’ on Bonang Matheba.

Helen Zille and Julius Malema lose 50,000 followers in Twitter purge

2018-07-13 15:41

Twitter started to delete inactive accounts to restore confidence in the follower numbers of users – and two of SA's favourite political tweeters were hit hard.

Uganda government reviewing controversial social-media taxes after outcry

2018-07-12 13:38

Uganda is reviewing a daily tax levied on users of social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, as well as tariffs on mobile-money transactions.

I met some of my best friends on the internet

2018-07-11 09:13

When some of the best connections are those made online.

'Time for war': Advocates' body distances itself from Vuyani Ngalwana's tweet

2018-07-06 17:48

The General Council of the Bar of SA has distanced itself from comments made on Twitter by its chair Vuyani Ngalwana, SC, that it was "time for war" because reconciliation had failed.

India slams WhatsApp over deadly rumours

2018-07-04 13:45

India has told WhatsApp to take "immediate action" after a spate of horrific lynchings sparked by false rumours being shared on the hugely popular smartphone messaging service.

Racist Facebook rant case heads to the Equality Court

2018-07-02 06:16

The man who allegedly called for whites to be subjected to what "Hitler did to the Jews" will appear in the Equality Court in Johannesburg.

Twitter will show who pays for ads and how much they spend

2018-06-29 20:11

Anyone will be able to search for a Twitter account and see all the ads it has run in the past seven days.

This is why your goals don’t have an expiry date

2018-06-29 00:00

We can’t all be Rihanna or Bonang for that matter. And that’s totally okay.

 

Nigerian politician responds to 'Twitter hate' with a picture of his Ferrari

2018-07-17 16:33

Nigerian politician and senator, Dino Melaye has responded with some shade to a tweet by a social media user, who sarcastically referred to his luxury car collection as a way he was "fighting for the poor".

Elon Musk's latest outburst raises doubts on leadership

2018-07-17 08:27

His latest outburst on Twitter attacking a British rescue worker in Thailand has raised fresh concerns over the star tech entrepreneur's stability and leadership abilities.

Court rules parents can inherit deceased daughter's Facebook account

2018-07-12 16:39

After their daughter was killed by an underground train, parents of a 15-year-old girl asked Facebook for access to their daughter's data and messages, hoping to shed some light on what may have caused her death. After a long and protracted legal journey, the court today ruled in their favour.

3 terrible behaviours social media carelessly endorses

2018-07-11 12:23

It’s not okay to film people without their permission – and then ask Twitter to do a search to find out the identity of the people you’re filming.

WhatsApp details Eskom's spy game

2018-07-08 10:32

Former Eskom executive Matshela Koko allegedly connived with a Mpumalanga man to get one of his colleagues fired at the state-owned enterprise.

Twitter beats back group-bias lawsuit by female engineer

2018-07-05 06:00

Twitter won’t have to face a group lawsuit alleging systematic discrimination against female software engineers following a court ruling.

SA Jewish Board of Deputies lays complaint against 3 men over anti-Semitic hate speech

2018-07-02 12:37

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies has laid a complaint against three individuals it accuses of anti-Semitic hate speech.

Instagram will now let you add music to your stories — here's how to do it

2018-07-01 19:55

On Thursday, Instagram launched a new feature that allows users to add clips of songs in their stories. Up to 15 seconds of a song can be included.

From sushi croissants to mushroom coffee - here are the top 5 food trends of 2018

2018-06-29 16:05

These food trends might be hitting restaurants and supermarkets next year.

Twitter ramps up fight against abuse and malicious bots

2018-06-27 05:15

For the first time, Twitter is going to require confirmation of an email address or phone number to sign up for an account.

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