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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: , , |

Facebook Sues Chinese Companies For Selling Fake Accounts

According to a report earlier this month, Facebook, and more specifically its Instagram division, are suing 4 companies based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, followers and likes that, as we well know, can be used for illegal and / or unethical purposes. Fake accounts, likes and followers have ben known to [...]

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: , , |

Emoji’s Making Court Appearances

In the unlikely event that you ever needed more evidence that we're in the digital information age, it turns out the emoji's the little pictures (or emoticons, the little symbols) we use in digital / online communication to express emotion are being used more and more frequently as evidence to support arguments in court. A [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|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: , |

Understanding Business Intelligence

The concept of business intelligence has been becoming more and more popular these days, but it's important to understand the underlying principle in order to start making Business Intelligence (or BI) work for you. According to Techopedia, Business Intelligence involves the use of computing technologies for the discovery, identification, and analysis of business data to [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: Online Marketing|Tags: , , |

Understanding 301 Redirects

A 301 Redirect is an instruction to both Google, and to anybody who visits the site, that the content they are looking for has permanently moved to a new location, and it will redirect any visitors to the old URL to the new location. This is in contrast to a 302 redirect, which is an [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , |

The Facebook Anti-Suicide Algorithm

Following on from recent scandals surrounding the live-streaming of suicides on Facebook, the company last year launched an ambitious project to use artificial intelligence to detect when users might be likely to commit suicide, or otherwise self-harm. The algorithm analyses almost all posts made on Facebook, and rates each one with according to the probability [...]

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

SA Cybercrime Bill

More than 3 years after first being tabled in Parliament, the South African Cybercrimes Bill is finally on the verge of being officially enacted, with the Deputy Minister of Justice acknowledging that even though many cyber crimes are already illegal under other Acts, the current legislation is not advanced enough to keep up with online [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tips For Mobile Ecommerce

With mobile searches now outstripping desktop searches thanks to the prevalence of smart phones and other mobile devices, the importance of considering mobile usability, for ecommerce specifically, is now greater than ever before. Although purchases are still made more frequently on desktops in South Africa, even that last bastion of desktop dominance is starting to [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Online Marketing|Tags: , |