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Social media lawyer warns on crime posts

DURBAN – A Durban lawyer who specialises in social media law has cautioned against the public sharing posts identifying alleged offenders before they appear in court. The advice from Verlie Oosthuizen, the head of social media law at Shepstone & Wylie, comes after a Facebook post regarding a 31-year-old Verulam woman who allegedly dumped her newborn baby went viral on ... Read More »

Social Media Is Taking The Store: 3 Surprising Reasons Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify Are Into Retail

AFP/Getty ImagesGetty This is what several social media networks seem to think. Platforms from Snapchat to Facebook have been investing in retail to capture broader consumer interest and, apparently, boost revenue and followers. Here’s what some social platforms are trying, and why it matters to shoppers. The Sound of Brew-sic Starbucks in 2015 integrated the Spotify mobile app with the ... Read More »

Social media etiquette

It seems like only yesterday I was worried one of my children would blurt out something like “You’re old!” to some random granny at the grocery store who sweetly glanced their way, or maybe show the deli lady the booger they just picked. Now, half their peers have Snapchat and still don’t know much better. Let’s dive in. Back in ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

HIGHLIGHTS Republicans suggested that content from conservatives are being censored Lawmakers agreed tech companies must remove illegal content Members differed on whether objectionable content should be removed Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

Why top social media experts say Facebook’s News Feed change is no big deal

For nearly three days after Facebook announced perhaps its biggest change ever to its News Feed, I was glued to my social media feeds like a Wall Street broker watching the stock ticker. The responses I saw there fell into two consistent groups: page owners and publishers (PANIC!) and trusted social media experts/influencers/consultants (Stay Calm and Keep on Posting!). Why are the ... Read More »

5 Crucial Components of an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2018

The social networking landscape is shifting dramatically in 2018. From Facebook’s updated news feed focus to YouTube’s updated influencer marketing rules, brands hoping to capitalize on social media marketing for brand growth need to be aware of changes in the social media sector. Failure to have an updated social media marketing strategy for 2018 could mean your company is losing ... Read More »

Big Read: How your social media followers can make you rich

Dr Sommer Kapitan a Senior lecturer in marketing at Auckland University of Technology talks about the influencer marketing industry and how does it compare to the US, UK markets Lighting on, adjust the object, smile, click. Uploading a photo to Instagram can be the first step in putting a product, and a brand, centre stage on social media – particularly ... Read More »

Marriage Turning Into Threat In Social Media Age: High Court Judge

Justice Hima Kohli said that there is no secrecy in terms of sharing of personal data in social media. NEW DELHI:  With no secrecy of personal data in the age of social media, the institution of marriage is turning into a threat, Delhi High Court judge Hima Kohli has said. Justice Kohli, who was delivering a keynote address at a seminar ... Read More »

‘It’s draconian’: Employees’ associations slam social media gag

Representational Pic The government order restricting use of social media by its employees is a political move to choke J&K’s entire population of more than 30 lakh souls, various employees’ associations said on Thursday, and vowed to fight the “diktat” legally. “There are already conduct rules for the employees, which make it clear that an employee can’t indulge in political ... Read More »