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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. The US-based company launched the service to help small businesses extend their reach … Continue reading

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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 Lanet 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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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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The real cost of social media

Social media creates a lot of hullabaloo for people trying to figure out whether it’s worth the investment of time, energy and money – will these resources spent on social media really pay off?  See this infographic below. Based (obviously) … Continue reading

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Are we in a social media bubble? #SMWF

Today’s session at the Social Media World Forum (Africa) on Social Media Start Ups addressed the question: Are we in a social media bubble? This is what some of the speakers had to say … (Full list of panelists below) … Continue reading

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Social Media World Africa Forum this week! #SMWF

On Wednesday, I’ll be at the Social Media World Africa Forum for their exciting line up. See the full agenda here and the speakers here. Track highlights include: • Integrating social media into your marketing plan, and building your social media … Continue reading

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