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Facebook To Remove White Nationalist Content

As we've seen from far too many recent articles, Facebook is under global pressure from the governments of many different companies to both be more conscious of, and to take more responsibility for, the content that is posted on their platform. As a result, Facebook announced earlier this month that they will begin taking down [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |

Britain Seeks Leading Role In Regulating Social Media

The internet has traditionally been seen as largely "ungovernable" thanks to its decentralised nature and the potential (fast decreasing) for anonymity. A  popular description for it has been that it's like the Wild West, which has struck me as amusing for years, since I remember when the internet really was a lawless and wild place, [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Fact Checking WhatsApp

With the continuing proliferation of so-called Fake News, it is becoming more and more important to ensure that we can differentiate between them. And while on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, fake news is often spotted and called out, it has proven a little more difficult to do on platforms which are not [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , |

South Africans Online

According to the Global State Of Digital In 2019 report by Hootsuite, South African's spend among the most time online of any country, with an average of nearly 8.5 hours a day spent online, compared to a bit over 6.5 hours a day for US users. This is despite the fact that we still have [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Categories: News, Online Marketing|Tags: , , |

The Law And Digital Media

It has long been the case that the law lags behind our social and technological development, sometimes by a considerable margin. However, it looks like the law is finally getting ready to catch up when it comes to digital platforms like Facebook, as regulators in several countries are in the process of proposing a range [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Categories: Online Marketing|Tags: , |

Instagram To Remove Fake Likes & Followers

Last week Instagram (owned by Facebook), announced that in a continuing effort to reduce "inauthentic" (fake) activity on the platform, they would begin removing fake likes and followers from the hugely popular social platform. They believe that this will allow for a more genuine Instagram experience, and intend for the move to mostly affect those [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , |

Facebook Introducing Advanced Analytics

At the beginning of this month, Facebook announced that they were rolling out advanced analytics that would make it possible to measure performance at a level higher than simply on specific posts. This will allow page admins to see things like the actions people take on the pages themselves, including the number of follows and [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Analytics, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Twitter User Numbers Down

Hot on the heels of Facebooks reported slow-down of growth for Q2, Twitter followed suit by reporting not just that growth had slowed, but that they actually lost 1 million active users. That said, it appears that the decline has been mainly due to their efforts in reducing spam and general misuse of the platform, [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |

Facebook Shares Drop On Q2 Growth

Facebook has just released its earnings report for the 2nd quarter of 2018, and slowed growth for the social media platform is causing some concern regarding its future potential. Although Facebook added another 22 million daily active users to its rolls during the second quarter, with 1.47 billion people (or 19.3% of the population of [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , |

Facebook Reveals What Data It Collects

Following on from Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before the US Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and as part of his testimony, Facebook has revealed all (or most) of the many ways that it collects data on its users. While some of the data it collects about you, (like how much time you [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , |