Category Archives: twitter

Twitter for small business in SA

– By Duncan Edwards – Twitter has launched an advertising platform targeted at South African small businesses so they can take advantage of the globally popular social network.┬áThe US-based company launched the service to help small businesses extend their reach … Continue reading

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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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Social Media in Africa – on Balancing-Act

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

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Rural Kenyan Chief Finds Notoriety on Twitter

  @Chiefkariuki is Africa’s new novelty, thanks to Associated Press. A chief in Kenya, Francis Kariuki, says he uses twitter to communicate with his villagers. His village is called┬áLanet Umoja and is 160 kilometres west of the capital, Nairobi. One … Continue reading

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Why Syria isn’t in the headlines more

Here is an interesting story about how social media interacts with other media (and other variables) to get the world’s attention – or not. Syria has been in crisis for 11 months. While it’s definitely a feature on the twitter … Continue reading

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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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How Africa Tweets

A new study by Portland, How Africa Tweets, analyses twitter usage in Africa, a bit of a first! There is plenty of research about how the USA uses twitter, but not much in the way of numbers and usage in … Continue reading

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