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  • 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)

    Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

    Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences....

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    Rwanda’s President Tweeting up a storm

    October 31, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda’s President Tweeting up a storm

    Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, is described by the International Telecommunications Union as the “Digital President.” Social media analysts say Kagame is Africa’s most conversational president. Kagame has the biggest following on...

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    Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, OnlineComments Off on Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    Yookos has recently updated its mobile app features in order to enhance the user experience on Android, IOS and Blackberry handsets. The social networking site released the upgrade on September 4th and intends on focusing on photos, status updates  and...

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    Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all

    August 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all

    In July 2014 Twitter revealed that advertisers will obtain access to a Google Analytics style dashboard within the social media platform. The dashboard was created to help brands, restaurants and corporate entities gauge and keep track of the performance of...

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    How Social Media is changing sports coverage

    July 14, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on How Social Media is changing sports coverage

    With the FIFA World-Cup erupting all over the major social networking sites, Naomi Owusu, founder of Tickaroo, shares her thoughts concerning the effect social media has begun to have on the way we cover sports, and how it is affecting clubs, associations,...

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    Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

    July 10, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

    Facebook is growing at an exponential rate, along with the likes of Twitter. However, a new social media platform has arisen, and has set its sights on Africa. Yookos is a social networking site that allows users to meet friends online, play online games and...

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    Airtel Tanzania offers free Facebook, WhatsApp

    April 29, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Tanzania offers free Facebook, WhatsApp

    Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social networks Facebook, Twitter and messaging service WhatsApp in the country. “Our customers can now access Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter without...

  • 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)

    Fear mounts for missing Nigerian tweeter

    April 14, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Fear mounts for missing Nigerian tweeter

    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, Amnesty International said over the weekend. The man, identified by family members as Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi, has not been...

  • 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 on Ericsson fires employee over racist tweet

    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...

  • Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    “Hidden” internet growing rapidly

    March 26, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on “Hidden” internet growing rapidly

    Everyday millions of internet users blissfully surf their Facebook pages, post updates on Twitter or search for recipes online. Many use search engines such as Google or Yahoo to navigate their way around the millions of websites on offer – but there is a...

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    Blocking social media is not the solution

    March 25, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Blocking social media is not the solution

    Like email, social media platforms have become a channel for the ingress of malware and a portal for data leaks. Like email, social media platforms have become an important channel for business communication and marketing. Like email, social media is here to...

  • Oscar Pistorius during his bail hearing (image: file)

    Pistorius trial: Barry Roux taking Twitter by storm

    March 19, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Pistorius trial: Barry Roux taking Twitter by storm

    Oscar Pistorius’s defence attorney Barry Roux is taking a lead role in social chatter about the Paralympian’s murder trial. Using Salesforce Radian6 social media monitoring tool, 25AM has determined that Roux has been mentioned in nearly four...

  • 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 on This is how Africa tweets

    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...

  • Oscar Pistorius during his bail hearing (image: file)

    Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

    March 10, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

    High Court judge Thokozile Masipa on Monday afternoon banned the use of Twitter in disseminating evidence presented by pathologist Gert Saayman in the murder trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. “There shall be no live broadcast now … that applies...

  • At the time of writing, the image had over 2.3-million retweets. (image: Twitter)

    Ellen Degeneres scores retweet record

    March 3, 2014 • OnlineComments Off on Ellen Degeneres scores retweet record

    Actress and talkshow host Ellen Degeneres managed to unseat US President Barack Obama as the person with the most retweets ever. During the annual Academy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, Degeneres managed to get fellow actors Bradley Cooper, Jennifer...

  • CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites have been hacked (image: CNN)

    CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    January 24, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    As cybercrime has been taking centre stage over the last couple of months, even the largest news websites aren’t immune to being infiltrated. On Friday morning, news giant CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites had been...