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Meta – Where Did Facebook Get Its New Name From?

During Facebook's Connect 2021 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be renamed from "Facebook" to "Meta," and according to a statement from the firm, "Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help...

4 Things Executives Should Definitely Not Do on Social Media

Strengthening your company’s reputation through online platforms is an important part of brand management. For executives who are navigating through social media, it is even more important to avoid certain behaviours when interacting in this space in a personal and...

Twitter is Shutting Down its Fleets Feature Surprising No One

Ubiquitous social media platform Twitter is removing its Fleets feature just eight months after its worldwide launch due to low user engagement and interest. https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1415362679095635970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1415362679095635970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2021%2F7%2F14%2F22577166%2Ftwitter-fleets-shuts-down-stories-clone From 3 August, users on the services will instead see active Spaces - Twitter's live audio...

TikTok Axes Cryptocurrency Ads on its Platform

Chinese-owned music and video sharing social media network TikTok has cracked down on the advertisement of financial services on its platform. This blanket ban on the publishing of sponsored content related to finance includes investment services and cryptocurrencies, reports Markets...

What is ‘GBWhatsApp’ & Why Would You Be Banned for Using It?

WhatsApp is threatening to permanently ban any user found using the third-party clone app known as "GBWhatsApp". The app is currently available for Android and can be found through a quick Google search. The clone app has been a hot...

Social Media Adoption Helps SMBs Power Africa’s Economic Growth, via Study

A study conducted by Genesis Analytics in eight African countries - Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, the DRC, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Kenya - reveals that social media platforms help accelerate economic growth and opportunity across the continent. The African...

Facebook Increases Transparency for Political Ads in South Africa and Zambia

Starting June 29 2021, Facebook will launch enforcement on ads about elections or politics in Zambia and South Africa. As a result, anyone running ads about political figures, political parties, the election or “Get out the vote” campaigns must go...

You May Soon Be Able to Post on Instagram from Your Desktop

Facebook's picture-sharing social media powerhouse Instagram is currently testing the ability to create posts using web browsers on desktop computers. This new feature was spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who posted a series of screenshots to Twitter, demonstrating...

TikTok Set for Explosive Growth in South Africa, says Expert

South Africa’s largest annual study of social media trends has revealed that Facebook remains the social platform of choice for marketing – but TikTok is rising fast among both brands and consumers. According to the 2020 edition of the SA...

South Africans Ready to Disclose Their Online Activity to the Government

Thirty-eight per cent (38%) of South African consumers say they are happy for the government to monitor their social media activity to keep its citizens safe - this is according to Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: Embracing...
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SAS Unveils Advanced AI for Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector

SAS Clinical Acceleration Repository is a secure, cloud-native data repository designed to drive innovation in life sciences and healthcare...
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