MSC partners with YouTuber for social media masterclass

MSC Cruises has partnered with YouTube vlogger and influencer Luciano Spinelli to educate families on how to capture the best holiday snaps and videos through a content masterclass across its fleet. Spinelli will present a series of videos, in which will share tips on creating polished Instagram...

2 days ago

Elon Musk's social media spiral

Tesla product engineer and SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk has been criticised for sharing a distasteful comment on one of the Thailand rescue mission volunteers on social media. Using US President Donald Trump's social media platform of choice, Musk referred to Vern Unsworth, a British diver who worked...

17 Jul 2018

Last chance to enter New Generation Social & Digital Media awards

The 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media awards' final deadline is 20 July 2018. The awards are open to individuals, corporates, and agencies. Click here to enter and login to view the 2018 categories.

10 Jul 2018

Facebook launches Facebook Local for easier decision-making

Facebook has unveiled Facebook Local; a reboot of the Facebook Events app which is essentially a combination of Yelp, FourSquare, and the previous version of the Events app. Facebook Local brings together 70 million business listings and reviews with your friends' check-ins, to help you discover...

4 Jul 2018

DW to launch social media series

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) will launch a pilot series of 10 social media videos aimed at placing global challenges in a broader perspective. Presented by DW journalist Christopher Springate, The Bright Side will focus on human progress in recent decades, using data, a...

27 Jun 2018

Facebook's first print magazine - Grow

Facebook has launched its very first magazine, Grow. It is described as 'a quarterly magazine for business leaders' and was first spotted in business class lounges at Heathrow and a few more exclusive spots in and around London in early June 2018. The first issue is labelled 'Issue One' and...

19 Jun 2018

White squatter camps in Google search results raises eyebrows

Huffpost reports that social media users are questioning why Google Images show images of white squatter camps when searching for 'squatter camps in South Africa'. The search results stand in stark contrast to the millions of black South Africans who live in such conditions. Click here to read...

18 Jun 2018

Israeli embassy pulls a Regina George on Iranian leader

The Independent reports that the Israeli embassy in the United States used a gif from the film Mean Girls to respond to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter. The post was widely shared on social media; it was retweeted more than 9,000 times and liked more than 27,000 times...

6 Jun 2018

MTN adds GIFs to Bright Side campaign

MTN has added a selection of Graphics Interchange Formats (GIFs) to its offering as part of its Bright Summer campaign. The GIFs were created from characters featured in MTN's recent Drop the Mic TV commercial. The Bright Side GIFs can be added to all sorts of conversations on social media...

19 Dec 2017

Uber, BBM launch on-demand service

Creative Media Works and Uber have entered a partnership to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Global users will have access to this new service, including Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. BBM Messenger users - on both Android and iOS...

18 Dec 2017

Office of the Deputy President releases statement regarding reports

The office of the Deputy President has released a statement, indicating that it is aware of the recent social media messages regarding claims about Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal life. Ramaphosa is expected to release a detailed statement on the allegations contained in the...

4 Sep 2017

Even further deadline extension for 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

Deadlines for the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been extended even further. All entries for this year's awards must now be submitted by close of business on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Check out the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards website for more information on...

21 Jul 2017

#Move4Goodness with First Choice on Facebook Live from 10am

This Mandela Day, First Choice will be utilising Facebook Live to #Move4Goodness for 67 minutes. From 10:00-11:07 today, the brand will be live streaming a selection of dances, backed by a playlist, crowdsourced by its fans in an effort to raise R120,000 worth of nutritious dairy products to be...

18 Jul 2017

LinkedIn reaches 500m members in 200 countries

LinkedIn has reached a membership of 500m across 200 countries and regions. It has seen significant growth in India; its membership having surged by more than 40% in the past two years. Across the world, LinkedIn currently represents over 10m active jobs, over 9m companies and more than 100,000...

25 Apr 2017

Hobnob picks up where Facebook invites end

Hobnob has been created with the aim to take over where Facebook invites stop. Users are now able to create events and send out text messages to their friends, directly. The invitees may then reply with a 'yes' or 'no' via a text message; they don't need the app to respond to the invite. Hobnob...

13 Apr 2017

Nadia Hearn to host series of Facebook for small business workshops

Get Published founder and Two Oceans Vibe radio presenter, Nadia Hearn, will be hosting a series of workshops on how small businesses can utilise Facebook to grow their brands. The Facebook 101 for Small Business Roadshow starts on 23 March 2017 and ends on 28 April 2017 and will be making stops in...

22 Mar 2017

Facebook's Messenger Lite is now available in SA

Facebook has launched Messenger Lite in South Africa. The app is a smaller, standalone version of Messenger for Android. Messenger Lite offers people with older Android smartphones and slower internet connections, the opportunity to send text, photos and links to anyone else using Messenger or...

22 Mar 2017

Small Business Handbook now available

The Small Business Handbook was recently launched at the Nu Metro Cinema, Hyde Park, on Thursday, 2 March 2017. The handbook was written for aspiring business owners and covers 17 topics related to business, including that of social media and finance. The launch was hosted by MCs Anele...

13 Mar 2017

GALA to hold seminar on social media practices

During its 15th Annual Global Meeting in New York, the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance will be holding an advertising law seminar on social media in the United States and across the globe. The event will be housed at The Penn Club in NY on 30 March 2017 when GALA's annual global meeting...

7 Mar 2017

NWU to host Brand SA Play your Part initiative

Brand South Africa's Play Your Part programme will be making its way to the Potchefstroom campus of the North West University. The programme is aimed at encouraging members of the community to participate in active citizenship. The interactive Play Your Part cube connects citizens to social...

10 Feb 2017

Facebook celebrates 13th birthday with Friends Day

Saturday, 4 February is Facebook's 13th birthday, a day it calls Friends Day. It will be sharing some stories of powerful connections made in its community, as well as launching products to celebrate friendship and encouraging people to take their time to connect with their friends. “This week,...

3 Feb 2017

Holiday cards from Facebook

Facebook's Holiday Card creator, which enables users to choose from a range of custom designed cards, is now available and can be easily shared with friends and family. The creator features card design options ranging from a holiday cactus to a sugar cookie snowman. Users can also create...

22 Dec 2016

Pope Francis joins Instagram

Pope Francis launched the account @Franciscus to share his messages of love, tenderness and mercy with Instagram's global community of over 400 million people: www.instagram.com/franciscus/. His Holiness shared an image of a private moment of prayer, and welcomed the Instagram community to pray...

22 Mar 2016

What would you #AskBlade?

Don't miss out on the opportunity to ask minister Dr Blade Nzimande and the DHET your questions in a live social media Q&A on 29 February 2016. The minister of higher education and training has joined social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He has been engaging on these platforms...

26 Feb 2016

Facebook hosts women's safety round table

Facebook organised a conference in the interest of creating a safe, harassment-free online environment for women. The round table was held in Kenya and its participants included 10 people from NGOs, academia, women's rights groups, and safety organisations from Kenya and across sub-Saharan Africa....

21 Feb 2016

Most followed world leaders on Instagram

Burson-Marsteller's World Leaders on Instagram study shows that, with six million followers, Barack Obama is the most followed world leader on the social media platform. Second is Dmitry Medvedev with two million followers. The study found that more than 70 percent of governments worldwide have...

17 Feb 2016

Climbing price of a tweet

We've seen tweets about money - lots of them and lots of it of late, particularly Gareth Cliff's just-won 'freedom of speech' court case, where the figure of R25m was bandied about. The social media spin has led Colin Cullis of Cape Talk to question whether a tweet could be worth millions,...

29 Jan 2016

More festive fun from Facebook

Facebook has launched Live Video and Collages, in time for the festive season in the US. People can share live video on Facebook, starting with a small percentage of people in the US on iPhones. It has also introduced Collage, a new way to share experiences captured with a phone's camera by grouping...

7 Dec 2015

Going on holiday with Facebook

While on holiday this summer, Facebook fans can use the site as a digital photo journal and share the best moments with family and friends, no matter where they are in the world. They can add Life Events; photos directly from mobile; share albums and on an iPhone, edit photos.

3 Dec 2015

Twitter stars become hearts, likes

To make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, it has announced that it has changed its star icons to hearts and is calling them likes. From 3 November 2015, users will see hearts on Twitter for iOS and Android, twitter.com, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and on Tweets across the Internet, as...

5 Nov 2015

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