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MXit, Leading Social Media in SA

A study released by technology research organisation World Wide Worx  and online reputation management group Fuseware, has found that nearly a quarter of South Africa’s population actively uses social network, MXit.

The study also found that Facebook appears to be losing some of its early appeal as the youth turn to BlackBerry’s instant messaging service instead.

They say currently, MXit remains the most popular site by far, with 10-million active users.

10 Tips to Give Your Charity A Digital Spring Clean this Spring Day

Happy Spring Day!

As we celebrate the packing away of winter clothes, heaters and blankets and look forward to the advent of Spring and warmer weather, isn't it time you gave your charity a much needed digital spring clean? Dust away the cobwebs with these 10 tips we've devised to revitalise your fundraising, both online and offline.

1. Review your website

Site Launched as Facebook Rival

Four United States students who launched a new social networking site called ‘Diaspora’ are stressing its ease of use and stricter privacy policy, in a bid to make waves in a field dominated by Facebook.

The version, which is available to software developers since last week, is giving outsiders an opportunity to work on applications within its framework, ahead of a public launch due at a yet undisclosed later date.

Facebook Launches Panic Button for Child Safety

Social networking website, Facebook, has agreed to adopt a panic button aimed at improving the online safety of its younger users.

According to a child protection group, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), says the launch of button, which follows its long campaign, will allow children and teenagers to report suspicious behaviour and get help, advice and support about staying safe online.

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