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

Twitter rolls out polls

Twitter has announced a new feature - Twitter Polls, where users can weigh in on anything from their favourite video game choice through to their Rugby World Cup finalist. For poll creators, it's a new way to engage with Twitter's massive audience and understand exactly what people think. For those...

23 Oct 2015

Two weeks to submit your New Generation Social & Digital Media Award entries!

Entries for the 3rd New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards must be submitted by 30 September at the latest. Send your winning entries to az.oc.olleval@nehpetsbRev('brev-59c6f4b8-bd54-44f2-8323-f8c0cb3cd9a5', '>a/\"az.oc.olleval;46#&nehpets:otliam"=ferh a. Conversocial and WhySatisfy are...

16 Sep 2015

Enter the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards 2015

The third New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards are open for entry until 25 September. There's a new category this year: Best Social Media Reach from an Event, set to recognise events that have shown mass engagement through social media (increased views, followers, shares, tweets, reposts,...

1 Sep 2015

Digital marketing training offered

Inside Man is offering digital marketing workshops over the next few months. 1. LinkedIn for Business Workshop Once you have completed this workshop, you will have an optimised personal profile that represents who you are. You will understand how to use LinkedIn to develop business through...

27 Aug 2015

Black Twitter: Real and reported on, live from the US

NEWSWATCH: Some think it's a joke, others take offense at the mere mention. The LA Times takes 'Black Twitter' so seriously it's just added a reporter to cover the topic. As always, the real brief is more complicated than the headlines that comment on the implied demographic issues - the Los...

8 Jul 2015

Don't be surprised to see your Instagram photos on sale...

The Washington Post reports that someone else can sell your Instagram photos for $90,000. It's not just a possibility - it's just happened. It seems Richard Prince has been 'rephotographing' since the 1970s, with his 'New Portraits' collection at New York's Frieze Art Fair comprising 37...

26 May 2015

Facebook relaunches Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) programme

As one of only 260 technology companies worldwide awarded with the Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) status, Popimedia welcomes Facebook's recent announcement regarding its programme. Facebook's PMD programme was created to 'help businesses scale their marketing efforts on Facebook'. Recently,...

20 Feb 2015

Cricket tweets keep fans up to date

Cricket fans following the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup can add Twitter to their social media information source, as Twitter launches #CWC15. It has created the Cricket World Cup timeline, a one stop for cricket Tweets, commentary and expert analysis, plus photos, videos and Vines from the sidelines...

19 Feb 2015

South African Tourism's Google+ page tops 150,000 followers

South African Tourism's Google+ page, Love South Africa, managed by Flow Communications, is one of the fastest growing South African pages on Google+ with 150,000 followers. South African Tourism decided to celebrate reaching the 150,000 mark by popping the cork on some bubbly, with the help of...

3 Nov 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes most liked sportsman on Facebook

Cristiano Ronaldo, forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captain of the Portugal national team is the most liked man and athlete/sportsman footballer on Facebook, as he hits 100 million likes. To celebrate this milestone, Ronaldo shared a video on his page thanking his fans and said. To view, go...

16 Oct 2014

Native VML takes Pernod Ricard SA into social media

Following the launch of its updated website, Pernod Ricard South Africa has partnered with Native VML in order to further increase brand awareness and communicate company and brand messages through social media. This will develop some interesting content that will take followers on a journey of...

9 Sep 2014

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