SOUTH AFRICA

Generation selfie and the internet celebrity face

Selfie-culture is changing both the way consumers see themselves - and the way that humans look...

By Bronwyn Williams 11 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) surveyed its members to uncover ways brands can leverage their relationships with bloggers and influencers all around the world...

10 Apr 2018

CHINA

China tightens screws on social media

BEIJING, China - Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression -- even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip...

29 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

China's Weibo is now worth more than Twitter

Twitter is just not having a good end to the decade. After disappointing Q4 2016 financial results marred the platform's active role in the US Elections, a new report now suggests that Twitter is valued less than its Chinese rival Weibo...

By Andy Walker 14 Feb 2017

CHINA

Hong Kong leader blames Facebook 'hack' for racy pictures

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying said his Facebook page was hacked after reports that scantily-clad women had appeared on his friends list...

31 Dec 2015

CHINA

Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece

BEIJING, CHINA: One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air and was condemned by a paper affiliated to the party mouthpiece after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports...(Video)

10 Apr 2015

CHINA

New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

BEIJING, CHINA: China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced - all of which are blocked in China...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

BEIJING, CHINA: Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said on Tuesday...

31 Dec 2014