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What if we held elections using social media?

By Duncan Alfreds If the national election were to be conducted online, the Democratic Alliance would top the polls, a survey has found. Compiled by Strategy Worx, the Online Presence Effectiveness Survey found that the DA had the most comprehensive … Continue reading

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What is appropriate online? Be aware of being public

– from – By Duncan Alfreds Cape Town – New research has found that adult content consumption is growing rapidly on mobile devices. According to Juniper Research, 250 million people will use their mobile phones or tablets to access … Continue reading

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Social Media in Africa – on Balancing-Act

Talking to Russell Southwood of about social media in Africa, including some examples of campaigns and work done on mobile in Africa.

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Social media users need to wise up

– Duncan Alfreds, News24 – Cape Town – Social network users should be more “street smart” on online networks to protect themselves, an expert has said. “I think that social media users need to wise up a little; they need … Continue reading

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Economic and social development through booming mobile industry in Africa

from the African Mobile Observatory The mobile industry in Africa is booming. With over 620 million mobile connections as of September 2011, Africa has overtaken Latin America to become the second largest mobile market in the world, after Asia. Over … Continue reading

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State of the mobile web in Africa

Opera’s latest stats show continued growth in use of the mobile web in Africa. The top 10 countries using the Opera Mini browser are Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia and Morocco. The most popular sites in … Continue reading

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Facebook launches easy video chat – make sure you’re looking good

Facebook has just launched their new video chat (powered by Skype). Get it here – Following their message and group chat updates over the last few months, video chat is the latest in facebook’s communications arsenal. It’s powered by Skype, … Continue reading

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