Browsing: Twitter

Duncan McLeod
A little bird told us

On Sunday evening, DA political strategist Ryan Coetzee held a “town hall meeting” on Twitter. It went off rather well, and the party plans to host them weekly. It’s clear social media are becoming an important new electioneering

News
Manyi denies tweeting

Government spokesman Jimmy Manyi on Thursday accused someone of “cashing in on my good name” by pretending to be him on the Twitter network. Manyi told journalists in Pretoria and Cape Town he was indeed

Opinion
The revolution will be live

In the early 1970s, the radical jazz-poet Gill Scott-Heron wrote: “The revolution will not be televised.” That soon became a slogan among the left-leaning movements of the time. Scott-Heron ended his poem with telling lines

Chris Roper
Twitter will ‘save’ Africa

“Twitter will ‘save’ Africa” is a good headline. But what does it mean? I’m using Twitter to stand in for social media in general, of which there are many more than the big five of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn, but what should concern

News
Of Twitter, parody and Julius Malema

The ANC Youth League may be serious about its warnings to those who create fake Twitter accounts in the name of its president Julius Malema, but it seems to be the only one taking it seriously.

Alistair Fairweather
Malcolm Gladwell vs social media

We human beings are an irrational bunch. When anything new comes along we tend to take one of three basic positions: deify, deny or demonise. It takes time for us to recognise the nuances that allow us to integrate this new force into our world view — be it a pop star, a politician, an idea or a

Best of the Web
Google takes aim at Facebook, Twitter with Buzz

Web search giant Google is a mounting a fresh assault on Facebook and Twitter with a new social networking tool, Buzz, that it plans to begin offering to users of its Gmail e-mail service over the next few weeks. Google has struggled to gain a strong foothold in the social networking space.

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