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  • New interactive website for AA

    February 9, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on New interactive website for AA

    The Automobile Association (AA) has revamped its website to facilitate better web-user interaction and meet current technological demands, such as adopting Web 2.0 standards...

  • Facebook games open up to Microsoft gamers

    February 5, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook games open up to Microsoft gamers

    The biggest producer of Facebook games, Zynga, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to distribute its popular games on Microsoft’s games site, according to Bloomberg.com...

  • SA companies advised to capitalize on Facebook ads

    February 4, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on SA companies advised to capitalize on Facebook ads

    Although South Africa has 2,6 million Facebook users, businesses are not seizing the opportunity to promote their brands on the popular social network, writes South African publication Business Day...

  • Top 10 ICT stories that shaped 2009

    January 6, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    What were the highlights of the past year in the African ICT industry? Read on as we have selected the most important events that defined the industry, from the impact of digital media on the South African elections to appointments, product launches and...

  • Nokia, Facebook partner on Lifecasting with Ovi

    September 2, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia, Facebook partner on Lifecasting with Ovi

    Today, at Nokia World, Nokia announced lifecasting with Ovi, a partnership with the world’s largest social network, Facebook. Lifecasting with Ovi is the first application to let people publish their location and status updates directly to their...

  • SA teens prefer MXit to Facebook, Google

    June 1, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on SA teens prefer MXit to Facebook, Google

    According to a new study, South African teens use mobile instant messaging application MXit for social networking more than any other application, including Google and Facebook...

  • Worms attack Facebook, MySpace

    December 5, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Worms attack Facebook, MySpace

    Panda Security has detected Boface.G, a new worm that uses the Facebook and MySpace social networks to spread. “Worms are programmes that make copies of themselves in different places on a computer,” says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda Security’s...

  • Facebook spearheading internet on mobiles

    November 24, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook spearheading internet on mobiles

    Social networking is being credited as the driving force behind a steep increase in internet usage on mobiles...

  • 419 Scammers target Facebook users

    November 10, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on 419 Scammers target Facebook users

    Facebook has been infiltrated by scammers who use compromised accounts to con users out of cash. Now that even non-tech savvy internet users know not to respond to, or click on links in, emails from strangers, online thieves have turned to social networks and...

  • Facebook users, beware of the fake hubs

    October 17, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook users, beware of the fake hubs

    BitDefender researchers have detected an IM-based spam wave automatically sent to accounts which promises a “hot date” if the Facebook’s users access the typosquatted link, as depicted below. The fake Web site, which reproduces the genuine...

  • Moskovitz ‘dumps’ Facebook for new passion

    October 7, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Dustin Moskovitz the co-founder of Facebook is leaving the social networking website to start a technology firm...

  • South African University probes racist group on Facebook

    October 7, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on South African University probes racist group on Facebook

    The North West University (NWU) has launched an investigation into the establishment of an openly racist group on  Facebook, allegedly by two of its students...

  • MySpace and Facebook fast becoming the leading mobile social networks

    October 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on MySpace and Facebook fast becoming the leading mobile social networks

    According to a recent online survey conducted by ABI Research, nearly half (46%) of those who use social networks have also visited a social network through a mobile phone. Of these, nearly 70% have visited MySpace and another 67% had visited Facebook. No...

  • RIM enters the social networking space

    September 12, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on RIM enters the social networking space

    RIM and MySpace announced a partnership to develop an integrated application for the smartphones. The application has MySpace’s main social networking components and provides instant, push based messaging to BlackBerry and MySpace users...