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This is Social Media. Just not the conventional type of coverage of it.

Barack Obama last night shattered the record for fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter, after his new verified account @POTUS reached the figure in less than five hours. https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/600324682190053376 The US President already has the account @BarackObama, which has amassed nearly 60 million followers. However, the new @POTUS account is...
June 27, marks the date for this year's Social Media Day celebration taking place in Kampala — bringing together influencers and innovators to talk about social media, Kampala, and technology’s ultimate role in a resurging city’s success - organized by VirtualTrends. Mashable, the leading source for news, information, and resources for the...
As always, the world united this year in moments of triumph, activism, support, and fascination, and Twitter is where we gathered for all of it. Whether people were making a hashtag into a global movement or expressing wonder over the color of a dress, we all used Twitter this...
South-Africa – Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook's newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company's new Head of Africa. Facebook is already...
According to some Facebookers, the king of social networks is beginning to provide “Suggested Topics” hashtags at the bottom of the box where you write out a Status update. From what we’ve seen in the provided screenshots, the teed-up topics given are all holidays so far. In similar fashion, Facebook...
The world is going mobile, yes and we all agree because everyone wants to buy a smartphone. We have previously been using WhatsApp on our phones and it was working out really well but in the work environment we have really been distracted a lot from our computers(which still...
Late in 2013 the wall Street Journal reported that Snapchat had turned down USD 3 Billion cash acquisition from Facebook. According to Bloomberg, Snapchat is seeking for another round of funding that will value the company at USD 19 billion. This will make Snapchat the third most valuable venture backed...
Beverage Corp. Pepsi announced that they'll be the exclusive global launch partner for Twitter's newest ad product, Promoted #Stickers. The campaign marks the largest partnership between the two brands; Twitter and Pepsi to date and is a result of months of collaboration. As part of the partnership, Pepsi will secure...
Following their launch in Nigeria two years ago, the ride-sharing app, Uber Inc., today is supporting local Nigerian business by uniting with the community to help Nuli Juice continue its operations. On Thursday Uber will assist by delivering a combo deal to the doorsteps of Nuli fans . On Thursday, between 8am...
The hack4ag Uganda hackthon was concluded last week in Jinj which saw three groups being awarded for coming up with the best applications. Kuangalia, an app that helps farmers verify seeds quality emerged winners. According to a senior economist at the World Bank, they were the clear cut winners,...