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  • Uganda tries to block Facebook, Twitter

    April 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda tries to block Facebook, Twitter

    As protests in Uganda continue over rising food and energy costs, the country’s government has attempted to block social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in an effort to curtail anxiety now fomenting in the country. It follows a similar pattern seen in...

  • Facebook population “bigger” than North America

    April 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook population “bigger” than North America

    According to statistics released today, by Internet World Stats, almost 10% of the world’s population uses Facebook. As of March 31, more than 664 million people use the social networking site. This announcement comes at a time when Facebook is brushing...

  • Facebook settlement upheld

    April 12, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Mark Zuckerberg’s six year legal battle against former Harvard University schoolmates might finally be over, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The bitter dispute was dramatized in the Oscar-nominated film, “The Social Network.” The 9th US...

  • Egypt’s Facebook, Internet users skyrocketing

    April 5, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt’s Facebook, Internet users skyrocketing

    According to companies in Egypt, Internet and Facebook use has dramatically increased since the January 25 revolution toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. The statistics come as no surprise to those following events in Egypt, as the social networking site...

  • Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0

    March 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Today Research In Motion (RIM) announced that it has launched a new, limited beta version of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones. Currently, Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v2.0, is only available to beta testers registered through the BlackBerry Beta...

  • Opinion: Brace yourself for Facebook video

    March 10, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Brace yourself for Facebook video

    Warner Bros is testing a new video rental service on Facebook, the first time a major media player has done so with a social network, a deal we believe precedes a more concerted move by the social network into video services and web TV. A Facebook video/ web...

  • Tom Eggemeier: Harness new media or get left behind

    March 9, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Tom Eggemeier: Harness new media or get left behind

    IT News Africa caught up with Alcatel-Lucent’s Tom Eggemeier, Senior Vice President for Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa, on a whirlwind trip to South Africa. Only a day before he was due in Barcelona, Tom cleared his schedule to spend some time...

  • John McCain: Zuckerberg made North Africa revolutions possible

    March 4, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, made the revolutions in North Africa possible, American Senator John McCain said at the Brookings Institute on Thursday after returning from a trip to the region. He added that Zuckerberg was the most popular person...

  • Egypt’s military connects with Facebook

    February 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt’s military connects with Facebook

    The Supreme Military Council, which assumed authority in Egypt after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, has opened a Facebook page to promote its image among Egyptians. The group also issued a statement saying the page will make it possible and...

  • Facebook: Africa clicks “Like”

    February 22, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Data released by Facebook statistical analysis portal, Socialbakers.com, shows that Africa is amongst the fastest growing regions using the social networking website.  The Facebook population has grown to 637 million users globally, and Africa has emerged...

  • Egyptian family names daughter “Facebook”

    February 22, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egyptian family names daughter “Facebook”

    An Egyptian man has named his newborn daughter ‘Facebook’ in honor of the role the social networking site played in catalyzing the Egyptian uprising which led former president Hosni Mubarak to resign after 30 years in power. Gamal Ibrahim, a...

  • What is the real cost of Social Networking?

    February 18, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    As social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn become an everyday part of the business environment, the risk and cost to businesses also increases. Many organisations even view social media platforms as essential to their operation....

  • Libyan activists catch Twitter bug

    February 17, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Libyan activists, who have stepped up and onto the streets in calling for an end to four decades of rule by Muammar Gaddafi have called on fellow activists worldwide to keep the revolution alive through social networks, mainly Twitter. The call comes after...

  • Algeria blocks Internet, Facebook

    February 16, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Algeria blocks Internet, Facebook

    As anti-government demonstrations continue in Algeria, reports are surfacing that the Algerian government has shut down social media websites such as Facebook. According to Bluhalo, some news agencies have reported that the internet is now entirely...

  • 7 questions for developing a social media policy

    February 14, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on 7 questions for developing a social media policy

    As social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, disrupts the the long-standing rules of business in many ways, some companies are starting to embrace these often maligned communication tools.  But crafting a social media policy is premature unless the...

  • Social media – is the bubble going to burst?

    January 28, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    Over the past few years, social media has ballooned from a small, emerging market into a major force in the online marketing and advertising space. However, those who lived through the dotcom boom-and-bust cycle can’t help asking whether we are about to...