Posts Tagged ‘social network’

  • Facebook on this day

    Will “Facebook at Work” become a disruptive force?

    January 15, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Social media giant Facebook has begun testing a pilot project dubbed “Facebook at Work” with its partners. The app will be visible in iOS and Android App Stores and accessible to pilot partners only. According to the company, Facebook at Work is...

  • Bebuzee

    Bebuzee, The Social Network Everyone is Talking About?

    November 10, 2014 • Company News, OnlineComments (0)

    According to Bebuzee, over the last few months, Social Media users have most certainly picked up the buzz going around Social Networks. With the likes of Ello, the Site that claims or at least it seems to be the Anti-Facebook Network, it has sparked opinions...

  • Ericsson South Africa dismissed an employee over a racists tweet. (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Ericsson fires employee over racist tweet

    April 9, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    Telecommunications company Ericsson South Africa has dismissed an employee over a racists tweet. Ericsson employee Vivienne Catherine Basson vented her anger on Twitter today, after being allegedly involved in a car accident with a taxi driver. In the...

  • Telkom Internet will give customers free anytime data for specific social networking services (image: Shutterstock)

    Telkom to give free access to social networks

    September 3, 2013 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off

    Telkom Internet today announced a revolutionary offer that gives customers free anytime data for specific social networking services and free data between 00:00 and 06:00 am daily. Additionally, the capacity of all Telkom Internet packages of 5GB or more will...

  • The study shows that more than three-quarters (77.7%) of world leaders have a Twitter account and two-thirds (68%) have made mutual connections with their peers (image: Burson-Marsteller)

    Three-quarters of world leaders have a Twitter account

    July 24, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm, today released “Twiplomacy”, an annual global study of world leaders on Twitter. The study shows that more than three-quarters (77.7%) of world leaders have a Twitter account and...

  • The Top Ten of Twitter

    April 6, 2013 • ListsComments Off

    Social networking sites have exploded over the last couple of years, with more and more users signing up to join their friends to stay in contact, share thoughts and make a couple of new contacts in the process. But who are the kings of micro-blogging site...

  • Mxit to premier full-length feature film

    February 18, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Social network chat application Mxit will become the first social network to premier a full-length feature film on its service. The film A Lucky Man will be made available as a download when Mxit launches its new Cinemo app. “We know the power of video and...

  • Can a re-launched MySpace take on Spotify and Pandora?

    November 26, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Social network MySpace, once one of the biggest social networks on the Ínternet, is in the process of lobbying for $50-million to re-launch the service and serve as a direct competitor to music streaming services Spotify and Pandora next year. The...

  • Facebook officially has 1-billion users

    October 4, 2012 • OnlineComments (1)

    The world’s largest social network, Facebook, celebrated a milestone by crossing over the one billion mark of people using the network to connect and communicate. “This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If...

  • Zuckerberg knocked off tech rich list

    August 15, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Once the golden boy of technology, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself in unfamiliar territory last week. The creator of the world’s most popular social network site, with close to a billion users, was knocked off the world’s Top 10 richest...

  • Twitter not filing for IPO anytime soon

    July 13, 2012 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    In light of social network Facebook’s recent IPO filing, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that he is under no pressure to do the same with the micro-blogging site. “We are going to remain private as long as we want. I like being private for all sorts of...

  • Facebook to launch new App Center

    May 10, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Social networking giant Facebook unveiled plans for their new App Centre recently, which will provide over 900-milllion users with an easy way to find, download and utilise a wide variety of social apps. The App Centre will also provide app developers with a...

  • Twitter turns six today

    March 21, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Popular social network Twitter turns six years old today. On 21 March 2006, company executive chairman and product lead Jack Dorsey sent out his first tweet (see below). The quality of tweets going out has improved since then. His tweet was one of the first...

  • Google+ adds South African indigenous languages

    March 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Google has added two indigenous African languages, Afrikaans and Zulu, to their social network, Google+. Google+ is available in up to 60 languages and they hope their latest move will drive users away from the Usain Bolt-like frontrunner Facebook. Swahili,...

  • Vodacom fights SMS scams with Facebook

    March 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Mobile operator Vodacom today launched a tool to tackle scam SMSs. Adding a new tab on its Facebook page, Vodacom aims to use the social network to notify subscribers once new scams surface. Located on the Vodacom Facebook page, the tab enables Facebook...

  • Google’s social networking ghost town

    February 29, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Search engine giant Google has been pouring a lot of energy into its own social networking site Google+, but according to a report by statistics and tracking website comScore, things are not looking good. The report noted that Google+ users only spent 3.3...