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World Emoji Day celebrates picture communication

The fifth annual World Emoji Day takes place today, with smartphone manufacturers launching new emoji characters.

Millennials don't care about security


It's time to bust the myth. Millennials do in fact care about their security and online safety but are too trusting to recognise real threats.

Weaponising Twitter

Twitter has become a place where politicians attack each other, but what impact do these interactions have on you and me?

Uganda's president defends social media tax

5 Jul

Citizens are using social media with malicious intent to spread lies about the government, says Yoweri Museveni.

Facebook tests users' trust with new glitch

The world's largest social media site says a bug in its system temporarily unblocked accounts that were blocked by other users.

Ugandans go to court to fight social media tax

4 Jul

The tax limits basic rights and harms business, according to a petition filed by activists to the constitutional court.

SA radio station says WhatsApp out, Telegram in

The Russian instant messaging service wins favour with Algoa FM as its preferred way of communicating with its audience.

StumbleUpon wants to Mix it up

The pioneer in content discovery on the Internet closes its platform after 16 years and starts a new network called Mix.

Facebook tests snooze function for spoilers

28 Jun

The world's largest social network rolls out a feature that lets users hide all posts containing certain keywords for 30 days.

Facebook wants to help NGOs grow communities

27 Jun

The social media network hosted its first NGO day in Africa this week, to learn how non-profits are using the platform and give tips on how to use it better.

The future of mobile messaging: rich communication services

26 Jun

RCS is like modern-day chat apps, with the big difference of using carrier networks instead of Internet, says CM.

Instagram's new app to take on YouTube

22 Jun

The picture-sharing social network unveils a new standalone, video-only app to its now one billion users worldwide.

Facebook intros YouTube-esque earning model

20 Jun

The world's largest social network will soon offer ways for video creators on the platform to monetise their content.