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

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...
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...
Inter-Governmental organization, International Criminal Court (ICC) is launching a new social media campaign #JusticeMatters from 1st to 17th July, the Day of International Criminal Justice, including a Facebook photo contest. Participants are invited to submit their photos, to ask their networks to like and share them, and to challenge their friends to add a...
Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that say access to the popular photo-sharing app is being denied and that the site is blacklisted for harmful content. Opening the app with mobile devices on the North Korean carrier Koryolink has resulted in a notification in English saying: "Warning!...
Facebook in January began testing a "Lite" version for those on slow 2G networks in emerging markets, and now it looks like the app is ready for primetime. Mark Zuckerberg announced the release of the Facebook Lite app on Thursday, which is designed to work fast even on slow mobile...
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...
Twitter has announced in a blog post that it is revising its privacy policy and terms of service, effective May 18th, for all non-US accounts. At that time, Twitter says services provided by its Twitter International Company based in Dublin, Ireland will handle account information under Irish privacy and data protection...
Ever wondered what our brain is doing while we take a break? During those quiet moments, our brain prepares to "see the world through a social lens", reveals a new study. The findings explain why Facebook or Twitter are such popular diversions for people who feel like taking a break. "The...
God bless Twitter. It's there for us in our times of boredom and, more importantly, during our times of excitement. And none more so than during the Premier League season when all manner of exciting things happen...and we all take to Twitter to talk about it. But what have been 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...