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Posts Tagged ‘Tweet’

  • 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 (0)

    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...

  • There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja (image: Shutterstock)

    This is how Africa tweets

    March 12, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    Twitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela’s death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analysing Twitter activity on the continent. In a follow up to its 2012 study, strategic communications...

  • It is time for social media strategies to grow up

    April 12, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Many South African marketers look on social media as an unruly child, indulged as the youngest addition to the family of tools that they use for marketing and communications. After all, it started out life as an informal experiment in most organisations,...

  • Oscar Pistorius – The tweet that shook the world

    February 19, 2013 • FeaturesComments (8)

    In the early hours of 14 February 2013, South Africans were rudely awakened by the buzz of non-stop online chatter.  It was around the same time when most people were making their way to work, or pouring their first cup of coffee. The news had just broken...

  • Women tweet more during World Economic Forum

    January 25, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    New data from KPMG International shows that women delegates are playing an increasingly prominent role in the public discussion from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.   While about 17% of WEF delegates in Davos are women, they...

  • 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...

  • Twitter to block tweets

    January 27, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Micro blogging service and social media website Twitter revealed yesterday that they now have the ability to block certain Tweets from users across the world. While some Tweets may be perfectly legal in some countries, Twitter will begin to restrict Tweets in...