Category Archives: Social Media

Fashion firms focus on social media

Speed of reaction to social media trends is becoming more important in the battle between fast fashion and more established High Street retailers, say experts. Young women are increasingly being influenced by what they see on apps such as Instagram, as well as by celebrities. Fast fashion brands are jumping on these trends. But High Street retailers say… Read More »

State policing of social media looms

Cape Town – Big Brother will be watching you as you post those harmful messages on social media and you could end up with a three-year jail sentence. That is if the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is passed by Parliament’s justice committee. Right2Know said while they support initiatives to fight actual cybercrimes like fraud and identity theft, they… Read More »

Girls on social media: do you feel pressure to be perfect?

Social media is awash with airbrushed images of celebrities and models, taken from specific angles and with camera filters that wildly distort reality. But what impact does the consumption of these images have on our perception of ourselves? According to last year’s Girlguiding survey, a third (36%) of 7-10 year olds said people make them think that the most important… Read More »

Half of UK girls are bullied on social media, says survey

Almost half of all girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey of more than 1,000 young people. The poll also showed that 40% of boys have received harassment online. The survey, conducted by Opinium for the children’s charity Plan International UK, involved 1,002 young people aged between 11 and… Read More »

China targets social media in new crackdown

  Chinese social media sites are accused of jeopardising national security China’s largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation’s strict cybersecurity laws. The new laws, which critics say seek to control citizens’ access to information, are being rigorously enforced ahead of a planned reshuffle at the top of the Communist Party. According… Read More »

Is Social Media a blessing in disguise?

    .I don’t know about others but social media has on many occasions engaged me in useful debates, allowed me to catch up with friends, families, and their statuses, through photos, audios, videos, and vice versa. On the other hand, social media usage has also contributed in the derailment of some important ventures that could have positively… Read More »

Facebook’s Find Wi-Fi feature is now expanding globally

Back in 2016, Facebook introduced a new feature dubbed Find Wi-Fi for the Android and iPhone apps. However, this feature limited only to the users in select countries. Basically, the Find Wi-Fi feature on Facebook will let you find Wi-Fi hotspots nearby while you are traveling. Now, the social networking giant seems to have removed this limitation. Facebook… Read More »

Facebook isn’t done fighting News Feed spam

 is taking new steps to fight spam. The social network will now weed out posts from spammers who fill their friends’ feeds with “vast amounts” of links to “low quality content.” “We want to reduce the influence of these spammers and deprioritize the links they share more frequently than regular sharers,” writes Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri. In… Read More »

Facebook Says It Deletes 66,000 Hateful Posts Per Week

Facebook has said that over the past two months, it has removed roughly 66,000 posts on average per week that were identified as hate speech. The social network disclosed this information on Tuesday as part of a series of statements intended to detail its action plan on how it deals with controversial topics like fake news. “We are opposed… Read More »

Weibo to Block Unapproved Video Content Following Government Rebuke

Weibo Corp, the operator of China’s top microblogging site, will block unapproved video content and work more closely with state media to promote “mainstream” ideas, the firm said, following a sharp rebuke from regulators last week. Chinese authorities have launched a broad campaign to control political opinion and formalise online surveillance mechanisms, cracking down on online content including… Read More »