The Unspoken Social Media Commandments
Mar14

The Unspoken Social Media Commandments

  Social media is fair game, right? Wrong. Over-use and abuse it and you’ll end up unliked, unfollowed and maybe blocked. We asked the teens and young adults from HDI Youth Marketeers’ Junior Board of Directors for the top ten rules when it comes to social media. #1. Thou shalt not post more than two photos or statuses a day. Please don’t dominate our feed with spam of every course of your Michelin-star dinner, every 360-degree angle...

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Cerebra Africa: The Social Media Crisis Handbook
Nov01

Cerebra Africa: The Social Media Crisis Handbook

69% of South African businesses do not have a social crisis plan. Cerebra, Africa’s social business authority, is proud to announce The Social Media Crisis Handbook, launching today. The handbook is available for purchase online and comes on the back of Cerebra’s research into the crisis-readiness of businesses on social media. In South Africa, less than a third of businesses have any form of social media crisis plans in place, even...

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Influence Online is NOT About How Many Followers You Have
Mar25

Influence Online is NOT About How Many Followers You Have

By: Jacqui Mackway-Wilson I’m not going to be popular for saying it and there will be those who disagree, but contrary to what the naysayers might have you believe, online influence is not directly correlated to the number of followers or friends you have.  Here’s why: Many ‘influencers’ have a large number of fake followers and friends. These can usually be attributed to them purchasing friends or followers, which, apart from being a...

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Narcissism And Social Media
Feb06

Narcissism And Social Media

By: Andiswa Machanyana Attention everyone here is an obvious announcement in case you have missed it. There’s a new superhero in town he doesn’t look anything like Spiderman nor does he wear a cape but he has some visible super powers. He came so he could save us from the realities of our own lives. No don’t be silly I am not talking about some saviour. This one is super skilled, totally perfect to the T, leading us to our perfect...

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Johannesburg Social Media Workshop With Lerato Bambo
Apr24

Johannesburg Social Media Workshop With Lerato Bambo

By: Sandy Nene I can not begin to explain how much proud and excited I am about this amazing event hosted by a good friend of mine, Lerato Bambo. Though Lerato and I have never met in person but there’s nothing that we don’t discuss, from our social media related jobs, to blogging and life in general. I am not sure if I will be able to attend because I am based in Durban, but our JHB reporter will definitely be there to...

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