Africa, News

Brouhaha as blogger takes on SA’s internet radio numbers [updated]

D Scott A spat has broken out between a blogger and two high-profile internet radio stations, with new threats of legal action. On Monday, Shaun Dewberry wrote a blog post calling the listener figures of South African online radio stations, including 2OceansVibe Radio and Ballz Radio, "complete fabrications. Utter nonsense. Lies, even". Dewberry, who describes himself as "probably the first South African on Twitter" and has the Twitter handle @shaun is a techie at Interwebsradio, a Rock and Indie streaming radio ...

Africa, News

SA blogger served with legal papers in internet radio stats row [updated]

Shaun Dewberry, the blogger at the centre of an escalating internet radio listener stats storm has been served with legal papers by the company who provides these stats to a number of high-profile internet radio stations. Dewberry, who describes himself as "probably the first South African on Twitter" and has the Twitter handle @shaun is a techie at Interwebsradio, a Rock and Indie streaming radio station. On Monday, Dewberry wrote a blog post calling the listener figures of South African online ...

News

Flipboard gives China a peek behind the ‘Great Firewall’

This is interesting. Very interesting. The launch of Flipboard for Android in China is giving users in that country access to Twitter. As The Next Web points out, the social network is usually blocked in the country except to people using a virtual private network (VPN). Flipboard allows users not on a VPN to tweet from their accounts. Admittedly iOS users have been able to do so since the app launched for the iPad in December 2011 and the iPhone ...

Social media

6 must-follow rules for using social media in customer service

Social Media It is a well-known fact that if a customer has a negative experience with a service or brand, they are more likely to share it than one that is satisfied. Sharing experiences is now an everyday task to many with the birth of the social web where everyone is a public journalist. That said, anyone can post anything at any time to their favourite social media channel for the world to see. With the fast digital landscape we are busy ...

Advertising & Marketing, Google, Social media

Do links from social media sites really hold any SEO value?

SEO In a recent article, I commented that “many SEO’s know that a link from a social media site holds substantial value insofar as the ranking score is concerned”. A guest commented that this statement was not necessarily true. I am not sure if he or she meant that it was not true that SEOs actually know that, or that it was not true that links from social media sites hold any Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) value. Either way, this comment led ...

Blogs

5 top tips for bloggers who suck at working with images

Broken Camera Listen, if you’re one of those bloggers who would rather speak in public or jump off a tall building than figure out how to insert images into your blog posts, you’re not alone. But in today’s photo-centric internet of photo blogs and Pinterest and short attention spans, the fact is, this is one area where you can’t afford to stay in the dark. Whether you’ve been blogging for years or just started recently, take heart: working with images doesn’t have to ...

News

Facebook’s first female board member: Sheryl Sandberg

After years of serving as one Facebook's top executives, COO Sheryl Sandberg has been appointed to the company's board of directors. "Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years," said company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a press release. "Her understanding of our mission and long-term opportunity, and her experience both at Facebook and on public company boards makes her a natural fit for our board." Sandberg, a ...

News

Lego + Chrome = Hours of joyful procrastination

Lego Build This is ridiculously cool. Eight-trillion Lego blocks and they're all yours, just sitting there waiting for you on Google Chrome. Google partnered with Lego Australia to create Lego Build, a Chrome Experiment "which lets you explore and build a new world of LEGO creations together online" As Google's product marketing manager, for Australia and New Zealand Lockey McGrath explains, a number of technologies went into bringing Lego Build to life: Build may look simple, but this collaborative 3D building experience ...

Social media

Is your company timing its social campaigns wrong?

social media We recently told you that half of the world's biggest companies weren't effectively using social media to talk to their customers. Now it turns out that some of the biggest names in retail are getting the timing of their social media campaigns wrong. That's according to the latest research from tech analysis company Yesmail Interactive, which looked at companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Apparel, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Diesel, Eddie Bauer, Express, Forever 21, The ...

News

Nedbank launches app suite, only available to staff for now

Nedbank South African banking giant Nedbank today launched a smart and feature phone app suite to its staff. Speaking at the Nedbank Leadership Summit the group's CEO Mike Brown announced that a beta version of the app suite would be available to the company's employees: I am really excited about Nedbank's digital journey....we have built a foundation that enables unrivalled security and on-going app releases to meet customer needs for anywhere anytime banking. Can't wait to get going myself! The announcement ...

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