Twitter suspends several accounts for 'tweetdecking'

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 12 March 2018

Breaching Twitter's new rules, a number of accounts were suspended over the weekend for stealing tweets and spamming in a bid to go viral. FULL STORY >


Snapchat's recent redesign is here to stay

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 February 2018

Following a less than well received redesign, and a recent petition on Change.org, Snapchat says the changes it has made are here to stay. FULL STORY >


Instagram testing notification system for screenshots in Stories

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 12 February 2018

Currently being tested out with a small set of users, the Stories screenshot notification is akin to what Snapchat currently employs. FULL STORY >


Facebook testing downvote button for comment moderation

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 February 2018

Not quite a dislike button, the downvote testing is designed to help the social media platform curate its content, a bit like Reddit. FULL STORY >


Snapchat beats expectations for 2017 earnings

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 7 February 2018

While it's still losing money, 2017's yearly earnings for Snapchat prove to be more positive than initially expected. FULL STORY >


Logan Paul pulled from Google's Preferred Ads, with YouTube Red projects put on hold

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 January 2018

The divisive YouTuber is facing severe consequences following his video from the Japanese suicide forest. FULL STORY >


Facebook's 2017 Year In Review

By Press Release 6 December 2017

Facebook today announced its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. FULL STORY >


Facebook deploys new suicide prevention AI

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 November 2017

The social media platform has released a new set of AI tools designed to detect and assist users contemplating suicide. FULL STORY >


Snapchat adds object recognising filters ahead of app's design overhaul

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 27 November 2017

It's now common knowledge that Snapchat is set for an extensive redesign soon, but that has not stopped the app from releasing new filters that recognise animals and food. FULL STORY >


Overcoming the Digital Skills Gap with Social Media Education

By Press Release 8 November 2017

With 13 million South Africans on Facebook, 2.68 million on Instagram and 7.4 million users on Twitter, social media marketing is a key tool for reaching new audiences and boosting sales for any business. FULL STORY >


Snapchat said to have significant app overhaul on the way

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 November 2017

In an earnings letter to investors, Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel says a significant overhaul to the app is on the way. FULL STORY >


Twitter's new 280 character limit now official

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 November 2017

The microblogging platform is a little less micro, doubling the character limit for tweets to 280 characters. FULL STORY >


To succeed with youth on social media, let them be part of the brand’s story

By Opinion 1 November 2017

We know about marketing to Generation Z – but what about marketing to Generation Z? Do marketers need to relook tactics? Ernst Wittmann from Alcatel shares his insight into the market’s dilemma. FULL STORY >


Twitter details forthcoming measures to fight harassment on its platform

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 20 October 2017

Following the recent sexual harassment saga on Twitter, the company has outlined what measures it will be taking in coming months. FULL STORY >


Facebook Live adds real-time screen sharing

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 October 2017

The native functionality now replaces what third party software was once required for. FULL STORY >

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