Echo-Social brings next-level social media monitoring to SA

By Ryan Noik 9 October 2013

Echo Social’s launch of its new social media monitoring tool into the South African market is intended to help businesses get a grip on social media. FULL STORY >


WeChat reaches out to Africa

By Ryan Noik 2 July 2013

TechSmart sat down with WeChat South Africa's Brett Loubser to find out why South Africans should take notice of social mobile app WeChat. FULL STORY >


Gartner - business spending on paid social media reviews increasing

By Hanleigh Daniels 19 September 2012

Gartner says that corporate spending on paid social media product ratings and reviews is increasing. FULL STORY >


Social media for SMEs - The dos and donts

By Staff Writer 6 September 2012

Donna Palinhos, head of content and community at NATIVE, SA's largest independent digital marketing agency, provides the do's and don'ts of social media. FULL STORY >


New report breaks down Twitter popularity by country and city

By Ryan Noik 31 July 2012

A new report by Semiocast reveals exactly which city and country has most vigorously adopted Twitter as its microblogging platform of choice. FULL STORY >


Facebook unilaterally changes users email addresses

By Ryan Noik 26 June 2012

Facebook has come under fire for changing the email address shown on users' profile to one that points to their often ignored Facebook email. FULL STORY >


Facebook acquires Instagram for 1 billion dollars

By Ryan Noik 10 April 2012

Facebook has announced that it is in the process of acquiring photo-sharing app Instagram for a cool $1 billion. FULL STORY >


FBI sets sights on using social media to stop crime

By Ryan Noik 27 January 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is apparently looking into ways of scraping information shared on social media sites in a bid to identify potential crimes before they occur. FULL STORY >


Social media being embraced by South Africans

By Ryan Noik 26 October 2011

South Africans have embraced social media as a core pillar of internet activity according to a new study released today. FULL STORY >


Facebook launches Subscribe button

By Ryan Noik 15 September 2011

Facebook has introduced a new Subscribe feature to further fine tune newsfeeds. FULL STORY >


Nielsen releases report on impact of social media

By Ryan Noik 14 September 2011

Global information and measurement company Nielsen released a report this week on the impact of social media. FULL STORY >


Twitter grows to 100 million users

By Ryan Noik 9 September 2011

Twitter provides the latest figures for how many active users it enjoys, and reports notable growth. FULL STORY >


PlayStation Vita will include social media apps

By Ryan Noik 17 August 2011

Sony has announced that its forthcoming new portable console will have dedicated apps for social media networks. FULL STORY >


Foursquare launches Lists

By Ryan Noik 16 August 2011

Foursquare is the latest social media site to launch a new feature, which aims to enable users to more effectively create lists of their favourite places. FULL STORY >


Google+ gaming goes live

By Ryan Noik 15 August 2011

Google has fired its next salvo in the competition against reigning social network king, Facebook, by adding games to its feature list. FULL STORY >

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