Share Your NGO Storytelling Experiences on 4 September 2014
With the State of the Nation Address and the 2013/14 Budget speech behind us, we now more than before have a gripping awareness that the South African reality is one that will need a lot more input before it is what we as South Africans need it to be.
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.
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Recent research on the cellphone habits of South Africans shows Twitter is being used by a lot more than previously thought, with at least one million people believed to be using the service.
World Wide Worx managing director, Arthur Goldstuck, believes Twitter will be bigger than MXit and Facebook, which has implications for cellphone companies, data providers and businesses trying to understand and better use new media to promote products.
Venezuela’s Interior Minister, Tareck El Aissami, says that hackers appear to have broken into the Twitter account of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.
El Aissami states that the account had shown ‘irregularities’ since 22 September and at least three messages in @chavezcandanga were not written by the populist Venezuelan leader.
Twitter is turning its text-messaging website into a multimedia showcase by adding a new pane that will make it easier for its 160 million users to check out photos and video.
The redesign may compel people to linger on Twitter's website for longer periods and come back more frequently, making it a more attractive advertising vehicle.
The facelift splits the website into two panes - one ne is devoted to the 90 million messages, or ‘tweets’, posted on Twitter each day, and the other features the images contained within the text.
Twitter has over 145 million registered users and more people are using mobile devices to access the microblogging service. This is according to Twitter co-founder, Evan Williams.
Williams also says that nearly 300 000 third-party applications have been developed around the service, which allows users to pepper one another with messages of 140 characters or less.