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Social media indispensable for SA marketers in 2017

By Staff Writer 26 September 2016

In 2017, social media will become an indispensable tool for South African marketers and politicians, artists and activists, reporters and media personalities alike. FULL STORY >

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Twitter's character limit change could happen on the 19th of September

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 September 2016

Announced in May this year, Twitter could finally make its character limit change on 19 September. FULL STORY >

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Facebook launches teen-only social network called Lifestage

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 August 2016

Designed for users 21-and-under, Lifestage is an iOS-only social network app, created by a 19 year old Facebook product manager. FULL STORY >

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Latest batch of Twitter features aim to clean up user experience

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 August 2016

Twitter is set to rollout a new range of features aimed at cleaning up the user experience, which should mean abuse will crop up far less in feeds. FULL STORY >

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Facebook planning to rollout code to counteract Adblock Plus

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 12 August 2016

After Adblock Plus rolled out its code earlier in the week, Facebook has its own solution to counteract it ready and waiting. FULL STORY >

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Facebook will soon be able to instantly translate posts into 44 languages

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 4 July 2016

With an estimated 1.5 billion users, Facebook is readying instant translation feature for posts that will cater for 44 different languages. FULL STORY >

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Twitter announces the arrival of stickers for users to edit photos

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 June 2016

Taking a cue from other popular social media platforms, Twitter announces new stickers for users to decorate and edit their photos before posting. FULL STORY >

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Facebook debuts new event listings for 10 American cities

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 June 2016

Curated by humans, and providing a weekend social calendar of sorts, Facebook announces its new Featured Events list. FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp surpasses 100 million calls per day milestone

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 June 2016

Not simply an instant messaging tool, WhatsApp also facilitates a number of phone calls too, recently passing the 100 million call per day mark. FULL STORY >

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Instagram to add translation button while texting in-app

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 June 2016

Ever had a desire to translate comments and captions in Instagram? You're in luck then, as the social media platform will be launching an in-app button to do just that. FULL STORY >

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Following a password leak, Twitter has blocked millions of compromised accounts

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 June 2016

An estimated 32 million Twitter account passwords were leaked recently, prompting the company to block several million user accounts. FULL STORY >

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Facebook believes new DeepText AI has near-human accuracy

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 June 2016

Facebook introduces its new DeepText AI platform, to better help users via its deep learning ability and near-human accuracy. FULL STORY >

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Instagram introduces new business tools

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 1 June 2016

Including new business profiles, analytics and the ability to turn posts into ads, Instagram introduces an array of business tools. FULL STORY >

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It's official, usernames and images not part of Twitter character count

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 May 2016

n an effort to increase user satisfaction on its social media platform, Twitter will no longer count usernames and images as part of its 140 character limit. FULL STORY >

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Twitter reportedly removing character count for links and images in Tweets

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 May 2016

Ever been foiled by Twitter's 14 character limit because of a link or photo? Well, the company could soon stop counting them as part of the character limit for Tweets. FULL STORY >

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