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  • Algeria blocks Internet, Facebook

    February 16, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Algeria blocks Internet, Facebook

    As anti-government demonstrations continue in Algeria, reports are surfacing that the Algerian government has shut down social media websites such as Facebook. According to Bluhalo, some news agencies have reported that the internet is now entirely...

  • 7 questions for developing a social media policy

    February 14, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on 7 questions for developing a social media policy

    As social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, disrupts the the long-standing rules of business in many ways, some companies are starting to embrace these often maligned communication tools.  But crafting a social media policy is premature unless the...

  • Social media – is the bubble going to burst?

    January 28, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Over the past few years, social media has ballooned from a small, emerging market into a major force in the online marketing and advertising space. However, those who lived through the dotcom boom-and-bust cycle can’t help asking whether we are about to...

  • Egypt blocks Twitter

    January 27, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt blocks Twitter

    CAIRO: For the second day in a row the social networking site Twitter is blocked in Egypt. The site was blocked as of mid-afternoon on Tuesday as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered across the country. Twitter is a medium that has proven vital to...

  • Chinese microblogger takes on Twitter

    January 10, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Chinese microblogger takes on Twitter

    Weibo, the microblogging site owned and operated by Chinese Web portal giant Sina is filling a wide gap left by Twitter after the US based site was blocked by the Chinese Government in June 2009. At the end of October last year, the Weibo registered over 50...

  • Employee social networking online can be bad for business

    November 26, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Employee social networking online can be bad for business

    Online social networking is major threat to organisations – and it’s not just about loss of productivity or bandwidth wastage. Research shows that 90% of all security breaches originate from inside an organisation’s ranks. 95% of these breaches are...

  • Cisco Interview: Video and Web 2.0 is the new voice

    October 28, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco Interview: Video and Web 2.0 is the new voice

    John Hernandez, Cisco General Manager and Vice President, Customer Collaboration business unit, recently hosted a discussion on the role of social media in customer care. ITNewsAfrica.com was there to report on future trends in customer care and Cisco’s...

  • Zain Nigeria offers access to Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo via SMS

    September 1, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Zain Nigeria has introduced a new service that enables mobile phone users to keep connect with leading social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo via SMS (short message service). The new Social Networking services will help users rise above...

  • Why I stopped using Twitter… and what I changed since I came back to it

    August 24, 2010 • FeaturesComments (2)

    I was a fairly early adopter of Twitter. I think I opened my original account in 2006, or 2007 at the latest. At the time, it was just considered a geeky tool for a few addicts. After a year or so, it quickly turned into a great way to exchange thoughts and...

  • How has web 2.0 changed the work environment?

    August 10, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    For most companies in South Africa, the internet has become a key source of information, communication and commerce for their business operations. Companies are controlling the use of the internet within the work environment by restricting the use of web mail...

  • South Africa tweets over 1,5 million times a month

    May 4, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa tweets over 1,5 million times a month

    A new report by Fuseware, The South African Twitter Report 2010, reveals South Africa’s first tweet stats, with 55 000 active South African Twitter users and over 1,5 million monthly tweets. The study was compiled between March and April this year, giving a...

  • Yahoo and Twitter in content-sharing deal

    February 24, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Social network Twitter has struck a content-sharing deal with Yahoo, the second largest search engine on the web...

  • Google Buzz gives Gmail the social touch

    February 11, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Google has launched a social networking tool for Gmail, Google Buzz, allowing its email users to share information, post photos, links and videos right from their Gmail account. The announcement followed previous reports disclosing Google’s plans to...

  • New interactive website for AA

    February 9, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on New interactive website for AA

    The Automobile Association (AA) has revamped its website to facilitate better web-user interaction and meet current technological demands, such as adopting Web 2.0 standards...

  • Has Bill Gates shut down Twitter?

    January 20, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Has Bill Gates shut down Twitter?

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates has today joined Twitter, causing a stir and most probably the temporary shutdown of the service for “over capacity” reasons...

  • Top 10 ICT stories that shaped 2009

    January 6, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    What were the highlights of the past year in the African ICT industry? Read on as we have selected the most important events that defined the industry, from the impact of digital media on the South African elections to appointments, product launches and...