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Twitter plans to effectively ban fake media

Twitter announced this week that it is making a move on deceptive photos and videos being posted to the platform. In an official statement from the company, writers Yoel Roth and Ashita Achuthan say that users will no longer...

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. Converse...

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 rage-filled tweet...

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,...

It is time for social media strategies to grow up

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...

Oscar Pistorius – The tweet that shook the world

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...

Women tweet more during World Economic Forum

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,...

Twitter turns six today

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...

Twitter to block tweets

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...
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SA Elections 2024, Social Media, Polls, Final Countdown

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