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Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter announced on Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network

8 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove apologises for 'racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for 'racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation

6 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

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Pinterest growth quickens with international appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Thursday announced it has topped 200 million monthly users as growth at the online bulletin board picks up speed, especially outside the United States

15 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

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Efficient ways to build a stronger follower base on social media

Marketing on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others is an important part of every successful business strategy

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Social networks extend gains as news sources in US: survey

Social networks have made more gains as news sources for Americans in 2017, according to a study released Thursday suggesting more woes for traditional news organisations

8 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Facebook's new professional video service called Watch is touted as a new platform for creators.
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix

11 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

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VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Five FAQ's about influencer marketing
Five FAQ's about influencer marketing

Bianca Quinn-Diavastos answers five frequently asked questions about influencer marketing, a current buzzword in the industry

By Bianca Quinn-Diavastos 31 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday

21 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience

21 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California on 25 March 2015. Zuckerberg introduced the Messenger platform at the event. On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, Facebook announced that Messenger would soon be hosting ads on its home screen |
Ads heading for Messenger home screens globally

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin popping up on Messenger home screens globally after promising tests with users in Australia and Thailand

12 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Gangnam Style dethroned as top YouTube video
Gangnam Style dethroned as top YouTube video

NEW YORK - Gangnam Style, the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has finally been dethroned as the most watched video

12 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

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US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants

11 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Digitally impress through DOOH and social media blending

Integrating social media campaigns with DOOH boosts visibility and reach and allows the audience to become part of the campaign

3 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Facebook to produce own TV series, games

NEW YORK - Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday

27 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, at center in 2013 photo at the New York Stock Exchange debut of the social network, is flanked by co-founders Jack Dorsey, at left, and Ev Williams. Stone is returning to work at Twitter after a six-year hiatus |
Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away

18 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

GLOBAL

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US teen breaks internet record, spurred by love of nuggets

An American teenager has broken the world record for the most retweets, in a crusade to win a year's supply of his favourite food: chicken nuggets

11 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook hiring 3,000 people to screen out violent content
Facebook hiring 3,000 people to screen out violent content

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to root out violent content as the social media giant faces scrutiny for a series of killings and suicides broadcast on its platform

4 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel
Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday

2 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Twitter gets lift from uptick in user numbers

WASHINGTON - Twitter shares surged Wednesday after its quarterly update showed improving growth in user numbers, offsetting concerns over a decline in revenue and another net loss for the social network

2 May 2017

UNITED STATES

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YouTube channels must win audiences before winning ads

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube on Thursday stopped placing ads on channels with fewer than 10,000 views in a move aimed at preventing people from making money off offensive or pirated videos

10 Apr 2017

UNITED STATES

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Failed Pepsi, Nivea ads show industry's diversity problem

NEW YORK - Recent high-profile advertising missteps by Pepsi and skin-care company Nivea underscored anew Madison Avenue's awkward relationship with racial diversity at a time when the United States is becoming less white

10 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts

31 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users
Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields

27 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Facebook family to grow with second Zuckerberg baby

SAN FRANCISCO - Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday revealed that Facebook's first family is growing, with a baby sister on the way for one-year-old daughter Maxima

10 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Twitter woes deepen as growth sputters, loss widens

WASHINGTON - Twitter shares plunged on Thursday as the social network reported sluggish revenue and user growth, with its finances sputtering despite the global prominence given the platform by President Donald Trump's extensive use of it

10 Feb 2017

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