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  • Updated Twitter and LinkedIn versions available for BlackBerry 10

    March 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Updated Twitter and LinkedIn versions available for BlackBerry 10

    Updated versions of Twitter and LinkedIn have been released for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Available as free downloads on the BlackBerry World storefront, Twitter v10.0.1 offers an enhanced tweeting experience, while LinkedIn v10.0.1 provides helpful business...

  • Taking your small business social

    February 28, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Taking your small business social

    Social media has provided small businesses with the opportunity to market their brands on a big scale at a fraction of the cost. This said, in order for social media to work to your advantage, you need to understand the various platforms and know how to use...

  • Oscar Pistorius – The tweet that shook the world

    February 19, 2013 • FeaturesComments (9)

    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 news had just broken...

  • Twitter, American Express unite in e-Commerce initiative

    February 14, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Twitter, American Express unite in e-Commerce initiative

    Microblogging site Twitter and banking institution American Express have joined forces to add an e-Commerce component to the social media website. Both companies have been working on a system that will allow American Express users to pay for goods over...

  • Telkom reaches customers on social media

    January 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom reaches customers on social media

    In a move to engage customers in a more accessible way, Telkom today unveiled its presence on three popular social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In recent years social media has become an efficient and effective communication vehicle with...

  • Women tweet more during World Economic Forum

    January 25, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on 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, they...

  • Re-elected Obama tweets into history

    November 7, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Re-elected Obama tweets into history

    Re-elected American President Barack Obama has not only secured himself another term as the President of the United States, but also tweeted himself into the record books of hugely-popular microblogging site Twitter. Late on Tuesday night (US time) Obama...

  • Five things African politicians can learn from the US elections

    October 26, 2012 • ListsComments (1)

    Social media has had a profound impact on society, and sites like Twitter and Facebook have experienced significant increases in user numbers. Facebook’s global user base now stands at over a billion. Anything a person says on a social media site...

  • Social media breaks barriers in South Africa

    September 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media breaks barriers in South Africa

    Social networking in South Africa has crossed the age barrier, the urban/rural divide and even the relationship gap, according to research findings announced yesterday. The South African Social Media Landscape 2012 study, produced by technology market...

  • Top 10 African mobile operators to follow on Twitter

    August 24, 2012 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 African mobile operators to follow on Twitter

    Social media has exploded over the last couple of years and micro-blogging site Twitter has experienced a tremendous surge in user numbers. It is not only private individuals who have been taking to the site, but also companies. Many telecommunications and...

  • Top 6 sites to manage digital assets when you die

    July 23, 2012 • ListsComments Off on Top 6 sites to manage digital assets when you die

    Many Internet users wonder what will happen to their digital assets when they pass away. The question has become more prevalent as the digital world around us grows and more people connect to social websites like Facebook and Twitter. Currently Facebook has...

  • Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

    July 18, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

    Social networks and online media sites have been inundated with messages of best wishes and goodwill to former South African President, Nelson Mandela, on his 94th birthday. Messages were sent from all over the world from celebrities, institutions,...

  • Twitter not filing for IPO anytime soon

    July 13, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter not filing for IPO anytime soon

    In light of social network Facebook’s recent IPO filing, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that he is under no pressure to do the same with the micro-blogging site. “We are going to remain private as long as we want. I like being private for all sorts of...

  • Twitter goes Gaga over possible concert announcement

    June 15, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (2)

    South African concert promoter Big Concerts revealed on micro-blogging site Twitter that they will be making a big announcement on Monday, but it seems as if some eager fans have beaten the company to the punch. After a series of tweets about the possible...

  • Top Ten Twitter responses to Steers debacle

    June 14, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (2)

    South African fast-food restaurant chain Steers yesterday offered customers a rib burger for only R10 as part of their Wacky Wednesday promotion. But customers were quick to take to micro-blogging site Twitter to vent their anger and frustration when the...

  • Twitter adds something special to Facebook integration

    June 11, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Twitter adds something special to Facebook integration

    Micro-blogging site Twitter has added hashtags, photos and user names as part of their Facebook integration. According to the company the functionality has been added to give users a richer experience. “We have fixed many issues with the Twitter for...