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Social media marketing tips for every platform

Both new and well-established brands are using social media to grow their following, generate leads and increase sales. Building a brand using social media might feel like a massive undertaking with all of the platforms available to you. But it’s easier than ever to use social media to connect with people and grow your brand organically. Whether you’re just getting ... Read More »

30 Content Ideas for Your Blog & Social Media

We all understand the importance of sharing relevant, useful content with our customers and community on a regular basis via our website, blog, email newsletter, social media networks, etc.  Figuring out just what TYPE of content to share, however, can be tough and produce writer’s block in even the best writers. If you’ve ever sat at your computer, staring at ... Read More »

Social Media

What Is Social Media? The term social media refers to a computer-based technology that facilitates the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and information through virtual networks and communities. Social media is internet-based and gives users quick electronic communication of content, such as personal information, documents, videos, and photos. Users engage with social media via a computer, tablet, or smartphone via web-based software ... Read More »

White House says social media platforms should not amplify ‘untrustworthy’ content

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden believes social media platforms have a responsibility to “stop amplifying untrustworthy content,” the White House said on Wednesday, even as it declined to comment directly on a decision by Facebook Inc’s oversight board to keep a suspension in place for former President Donald Trump. “The president’s view is that the major ... Read More »

Election week: the policy-issues opinion gap between social media and news

Climate change and tax are the two topics receiving the most discussion in both the news and social media in the final week of the election campaign, according to analysis by media monitoring firm Meltwater. But their ordering is different across the platforms, with social media most interested in climate change, while news media focus most on tax. What people ... Read More »

From Savior To Suppressor: Can Democracy Survive Social Media?

Facebook logo. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images) GETTY In today’s world of misinformation, disinformation, “fake news” and foreign influence, it can be hard to imagine there was once a time when social media was viewed as the ultimate platform through which Western democracy would wash upon the world. As autocracies across the Middle East fell, the press lavished praise upon the social ... Read More »

R.I.P. to the Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites

There’s no doubt social media has changed so many lives – not just in America, but throughout the entire world. Communication, no matter how far away someone else may be (as long as they have a decent internet connection ), has become easier than ever. Marketing has evolved in ways few people expected it to, too. And yet, social media platforms ... Read More »

Politicians call for crackdown on social media ‘toxic swamp’ after mosque shooting

Facebook has been accused of “going missing” when it comes to fighting hate speech and playing an “unrestricted role” in terrorist attacks, following two mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand on Friday. The comments come from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the country’s opposition leader Bill Shorten, who have not held back in criticising the role technology companies have ... Read More »

New social media challenge encouraging teens to disappear

There was the Tide Pod Challenge followed by the Bird Box Challenge and now the latest challenge circulating on social media has police and parents concerned. It’s called the “48-Hour Missing Challenge,” and it’s just that. Teenagers are encouraging each other to go missing for 48 hours. The goal is to see if a missing post for them shows up ... Read More »

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 »