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Instagram Tries to Curb Teen Addiction With New Feature

An executive of US-based social media titan Facebook has promised that Instagram, a member of the Facebook family of social platforms which also includes chat service provider WhatsApp, will introduce a new "Take a Break" feature that will encourage...

Newsmaker of the Week: What’s Next for Facebook?

Saying that Facebook, the US-based social media corporation, has had a bad week is an understatement. The company, owned and led by tech legend Mark Zuckerberg, began the week on a direly sour note after its group of social media...

How AI Can Predict Website Outages Before They Happen

Facebook’s recent outage highlights the need for intelligent IT solutions that reduce downtime and prevent incidents before they happen, according to JSE-listed telecommunications and information technology Altron. "By incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), IT operations can observe, act and learn without...

What Happened to MXit? SA’s Own Super-Popular Chat App

South Africa's communications minister said today that this week's massive social media outage of Facebook Inc. apps including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook itself, serves as a reminder that governments around the world can do more to support the development...

As Facebook Floundered, its Rivals Flourished

On Monday, US-based social media monolith Facebook underwent its worst outage in recent years after its group of platforms all went down for about 6 hours - Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all unusable across devices and ISPs around...

Social Media Users in Africa React to WhatsApp & Facebook Outages

Last evening, millions of people across Africa went to their usual social media platforms only to have their apps load endlessly. Was it the signal? Did they steal the tower cables? No -- Facebook and its platforms, including some...

What Actually Caused the Massive 6-Hour Facebook Apps Outage?

Yesterday Facebook and its apps WhatsApp and Instagram, amongst the most popular apps used by mankind, all went down across a massive period of nearly 6 hours. During the period users were not able to access any of the platforms,...

Instagram and Facebook worldwide outage resolved

Yesterday, two of Facebook's most popular platforms, Facebook and Instagram, went down worldwide. Disgruntled users took to Twitter to report their frustration, causing '#InstagramDown' to become the second-most trending topic globally. Widespread reports emerged from users who were claimed they...

Facebook & Instagram go down

Social media users across the African continent, as well as the rest of the world, have been trying to connect to popular social media services - Facebook and Instagram. While the WhatsApp service is still running, the reasons behind...
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Plan Ahead with Bolt: Book Your Ride In Advance

Bolt has launched its 'Scheduled Rides' feature allowing users to book rides up to 72 hours in advance. This feature...
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