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  • pennysparrow

    Twitter reacts to #PennySparrow comments

    January 4, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter reacts to #PennySparrow comments

    According to a report via News24, Penny Sparrow, a real estate agent from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, took to social media platform Facebook and labelled African beachgoers as “monkeys.” According to the report this has resulted in a national social...

  • paris-attacks

    Social media reacts to Paris massacre, manhunt begins

    November 16, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media reacts to Paris massacre, manhunt begins

    According to a report via BBC, a manhunt has begun for surviving members and accomplices of the terrorist group that killed 129 people in Paris. In the report, the BBC revealed that Police have named Brussels-born Salah Abdeslam, 26, as a key suspect. He...

  • Twitter down

    Twitter to cut 336 jobs

    October 14, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter to cut 336 jobs

    According to a report via the BBC, social media giant Twitter will be slashing 336 jobs – which is the equivalent of 8 percent of the company’s workforce. According to the BBC report, the news of the job cuts came from a letter issued, by Twitter...

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    African growth opportunity is a Tweet away

    October 6, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on African growth opportunity is a Tweet away

    The African business landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Africa has always been a mobile centric hub, and with operators about to launch $30 smartphone handsets, the perfect storm is rapidly approaching. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report,...

  • Obama in Kenya

    Obama returns to Kenya, Twitter reacts to homecoming

    July 24, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Obama returns to Kenya, Twitter reacts to homecoming

    United States President, Barack Obama, will be visiting Kenya shortly for the upcoming 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). During his visit, the President will hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, democracy and human...

  • Dick Costolo

    Twitter CEO steps down

    June 12, 2015 • Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter CEO steps down

    According to a report by the BBC, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo has announced that he will be step down. The 51-year-old stated that he’ll no longer be Twitter’s chief executive as of July 2015. The social media platform has evolved during...

  • 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 & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    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....

  • president kagame

    Rwanda’s President Tweeting up a storm

    October 31, 2014 • Online & Social, 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...

  • yookos

    Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & SocialComments 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...

  • Twitter down

    Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all

    August 28, 2014 • Online & Social, 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,...

  • Wangu

    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...

  • airtel

    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 & Social, 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 & Social, 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...