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  • 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...

  • “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...

  • Securicom names Richard Broeke as new Managing Director

    Blocking social media is not the solution

    March 25, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on Blocking social media is not the solution

    Like email, social media platforms have become a channel for the ingress of malware and a portal for data leaks. Like email, social media platforms have become an important channel for business communication and marketing. Like email, social media is here to...

  • Pistorius trial: Barry Roux taking Twitter by storm

    March 19, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Pistorius trial: Barry Roux taking Twitter by storm

    Oscar Pistorius’s defence attorney Barry Roux is taking a lead role in social chatter about the Paralympian’s murder trial. Using Salesforce Radian6 social media monitoring tool, 25AM has determined that Roux has been mentioned in nearly four...

  • This is how Africa tweets

    March 12, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 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, strategic communications...

  • Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

    March 10, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

    High Court judge Thokozile Masipa on Monday afternoon banned the use of Twitter in disseminating evidence presented by pathologist Gert Saayman in the murder trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. “There shall be no live broadcast now … that applies...

  • Ellen Degeneres scores retweet record

    March 3, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on Ellen Degeneres scores retweet record

    Actress and talkshow host Ellen Degeneres managed to unseat US President Barack Obama as the person with the most retweets ever. During the annual Academy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, Degeneres managed to get fellow actors Bradley Cooper, Jennifer...

  • CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    January 24, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on CNN websites attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    As cybercrime has been taking centre stage over the last couple of months, even the largest news websites aren’t immune to being infiltrated. On Friday morning, news giant CNN announced on their website that a number of their social media sites had been...

  • Africa’s ICT industry responds to Mandela’s passing

    December 6, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s ICT industry responds to Mandela’s passing

    News of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela on 05 December 2013 has flooded worldwide communication channels, with social networks representing the medium of choice for many to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences –...

  • Nelson Mandela dies, social media reacts

    December 6, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Nelson Mandela dies, social media reacts

    “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma late on Thursday night. The President made the tearful announcement that former President Nelson Mandela has passed away at his house in...

  • Tweet, Twitter and generic words

    November 11, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Tweet, Twitter and generic words

    It was recently reported that Twitter had, as part of its proposed listing, warned that several of its trade marks might be at risk.  As trade marks are very important assets – in some cases the trade mark is the most important asset that a company has –...

  • Social media and mobility can change the way we work—if they are done right

    November 1, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Social media and mobility can change the way we work—if they are done right

    Two interrelated trends are slowly but surely changing the way that companies operate. The first is the growing use of social media technologies to collaborate with colleagues and customers; the second is the ongoing shift to mobile devices to perform work...

  • 10 African business leaders to follow on Twitter

    October 18, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African business leaders to follow on Twitter

    Local and international media have focused this week on what has been described as ‘mounting losses’ for the online messaging service Twitter ahead of its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). According to a regulatory filing this week Twitter lost...

  • Why Twitter’s IPO filing has market aflutter

    October 7, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Why Twitter’s IPO filing has market aflutter

      Despite a dip in user growth and little indication of turning a profit, some fund managers have predicted that the valuation of global social network and microblogging service Twitter will rise significantly after its recent IPO listing. The...

  • ‘Fail in social media, fail catastrophically’ – WyseTalk CEO

    August 23, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘Fail in social media, fail catastrophically’ – WyseTalk CEO

    With the explosion of social media across the Internet more businesses have turned to sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get their messages across to the public. However, Gys Kappers, the CEO of WyseTalk, believes that not enough companies in...

  • Three-quarters of world leaders have a Twitter account

    July 24, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Three-quarters of world leaders have a Twitter account

    Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm, today released “Twiplomacy”, an annual global study of world leaders on Twitter. The study shows that more than three-quarters (77.7%) of world leaders have a Twitter account and...