Social Media

Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.


MyFanPark app sees massive growth, expands to Europe

The local start-up that connects people with celebrities experiences a 283% upsurge in revenue during the coronavirus crisis.


Dating app readies to spark SA love connections under lockdown

Mobile dating app The League launches in two South African cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg, as part of its global expansion.


No one can have privacy and be an effective digital citizen

The bottom line is that to be an effective digital citizen, you need to put your privacy at risk, or even forsake it altogether, says Terry White, executive consultant at Netsurit.


Follower manipulation rife in SA as Instagram influencers cash in

On average, influencers with over 100 000 followers on Instagram are getting paid more than R11 000 per single post, a HypeAuditor report finds.


Facebook takes big leap into e-commerce with ‘Shops’

Facebook Shops allows businesses to sell products to customers through the chat features of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram Direct.


Facebook to address child sexual exploitation-encryption concerns

The social media giant’s shareholders will vote on public concerns raised about how end-to-end encryption could promote child abuse on the platform.


A virtual first for Gauteng’s provincial legislature

The legislative branch of the Gauteng province readies to host its first virtual house sitting today.


Storm over Hawks probe into Cele’s fake social media accounts

Investigations by the Hawks to identify and locate these fake account operators, and bring them to book, are at an advanced stage.

15 May

Citizens turn to GovChat to find COVID-19 resources

The citizen engagement platform sees a spike in use, as citizens search for their closest COVID-19 public or private testing stations, or COVID-19 test results.


Facebook takes on Zoom in video-conferencing market

The social media doyen rolls out Messenger Rooms, which lets people create a ‘room’ to host joinable free video calls with up to 50 people.


Customer loyalty and brand protection define commerce in 2020

There has rarely been a time such as this when businesses have to dig deep, fine-tune continuity strategies and bolster engagement with customers, says LoyaltyPlus.