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The Slippery Slope of Regulating Social Media

The promise of the internet, and social media in particular, was that it would not only allow anyone the opportunity to speak, but would also make it possible for anyone to precisely tailor what he reads, sees and hears online. News and information would no longer be

Jennifer Lawrence Is Secretly On Social Media And We Must Find Her

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that, after years of publicly eschewing social media, she is, in fact, on one of the main platforms. In a new interview with InStyle, the Red Sparrow star dramatically announced that, whilst she’s on social media, she refrains from actively contributing. ‘I’m on it. But I’m a

HELEN ZILLE SPARKS SOCIAL MEDIA DEBATE ON COLONIALISM YET AGAIN

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has come under fire yet again on social media, following her latest comments on colonialism. But Zille isn’t the only Democratic Alliance member who has attracted negative criticism on social media on Monday morning. City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba shared a tweet, appearing

Online communities and social media help promote your business

With the fast development of online communities and social media, consumers nowadays actively seek and share their consumption experiences in various forms of online communities. In contrast to offline word of mouth, where opinions may “disappear into thin air,” electronic word of mouth provides a persistent public

Five Tips For Making The Most Of Your Social Media Engagement Strategy

When it comes to social media, you have to be very selective in the way you handle content across channels. Be it your Facebook fan page or Instagram Stories, every network has its own niche and way of operation. For example, your Facebook audience will expect more

3 Reasons Why Small Businesses Still Need a Social Media Presence

Considering pausing your social presence? Here’s why it still counts for small business. No matter what happens, it seems like the world is never short on small business optimism. The Q3 2018 Small Business Indexinfographic released by Wells Fargo and Gallup revealed that small business optimism is at

What Are the Seven Biggest Social Media Scams of 2018?

The massive rise in popularity of social platforms has led to a huge upswing in social media scams — putting a growing pool of users at risk. Facebook had 2.23 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2018, while photo-sharing site Instagram hit 1 billion monthly active

Govt To Introduce Fresh Guidelines To Make Social Media More Responsive To Fake News

Amid recent mob lynchings and killings over fake news spread through WhatsApp and Facebook in the various parts of the country, the central government is apparently drafting new guidelines to make the intermediaries — social media platforms — more responsive to blocking fake news. As per reports, the government

Facial Recognition Tool That Tracks People Across Social Media Now Available to Hackers

SCALED-UP CYBERSTALKING. If you want to get to know someone on the sly, you might check out their Facebook profile. Hackers do the same thing when they’re gathering intel for phishing or malware attacks, but on a much larger scale. They use automated tools to gather information on hundreds

Old ballplayer tweets highlight team fears of social media

As MLB pitchers Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist, sexist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through