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  • 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...

  • Twitter’s Vine users honour Nelson Mandela

    July 2, 2013 • Online & SocialComments (1)

    With former South African President Nelson Mandela still in hospital for a recurring lung infection, users of Twitter’s video sharing site Vine have created clips honouring the former statesman. Some users have bypassed traditional channels of posting...

  • Instagram Video and Vine: what’s the difference?

    June 21, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Instagram Video and Vine: what’s the difference?

    Social networking giant Facebook announced yesterday that the photo sharing and manipulating app Instagram would be adding video sharing functionality – which can then be shared to Facebook. Facebook acquired Instagram in a highly-publicized $1-billion...

  • Twitter’s music service to go live today

    April 12, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Twitter’s music service to go live today

    Microblogging website Twitter is expected to take the wrappings off of its new music discovery service today, where users can sign in at https://music.twitter.com/, according to AllThingsD. It has been reported that the app will help Twitter users discover...

  • Vine Quietly Company Adds Verified Badges for High-Profile Users

    April 10, 2013 • Top StoriesComments (3)

    Last spring and summer, Kathryn Minshew, co-founder of The Muse and Inc’s “15 Women to Watch in Tech”, was trying to raise money for the female-focused jobboard site that was growing thirdty percent a month and reaching 250,000 dedicated active users...

  • The Top Ten of Twitter

    April 6, 2013 • ListsComments Off on The Top Ten of Twitter

    Social networking sites have exploded over the last couple of years, with more and more users signing up to join their friends to stay in contact, share thoughts and make a couple of new contacts in the process. But who are the kings of micro-blogging site...

  • BlackBerry 10 updates Facebook and Twitter

    April 2, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry 10 updates Facebook and Twitter

    Updated versions of Facebook and Twitter have been released for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Available as free downloads on the BlackBerry World storefront, these enhanced apps make it easier than ever to stay connected and do more with your social and...

  • Twitter Outages = Snow Day On The Internet

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter Outages = Snow Day On The Internet

    Why the schadenfreude, you might ask? Why take delight at the misfortune of others? Well, let me be clear. I have endless compassion for the brilliant engineers at Twitter. They’ve built something unbelievably powerful, and it’s a testament to...

  • Brand Marketers Totally Miss Social Media Influencers

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Brand Marketers Totally Miss Social Media Influencers

    Any illusions that marketers have gotten this whole social media thing down pat will be blown away by the latest findings from Technorati Media’s 2013 Digital Influence Report, which suggests that for everything the media spends across social platforms,...

  • Why Can’t Johnny Write? Don’t Blame Social Media

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Why Can’t Johnny Write? Don’t Blame Social Media

    Books were my best friends, when I was growing up. I read all the time, but wrote little. It wasn’t until I hit my teens that I began to write regularly for fun. None of it was very good, but I had, thanks to countless hours between book covers, learned a...