Instagram plagiarism, Twitter schoolings: 5 Memeburn posts you loved this week


It’s been a pretty hectic week, filled with scandals, launches, and history-changing discoveries.

But if you’ve been wrapped up in work, you might not know that. In between horror that is your inbox, the demands of modern life, and other cliches around being busy, trying to keep up with what’s going on the world can be incredibly overwhelming.

And us much as we know you’d like to spend all day on Memeburn, we recognise that not everybody can.

That’s why, every week, we put together this compilation of the top five stories put out on Memeburn in the past seven days.

Here are they are:

5. Confirmed: Publicis acquires The Creative Counsel in record deal

Ran Neu-Ner and Gil Oved

4. Instagram scandal: Grove on ‘unpaid leave’, Cape Town Partnership boss speaks out


In the wake of the Skye Grove Instagram scandal, the CEO of Cape Town Partnership, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana on Wednesday issued a statement in support of Grove in her capacity as head of communications of the organisation. Read more…

3. Vodacom gives MTN a serious Twitter schooling

South African cellular giant Vodacom has given MTN, its chief rival in the space, a serious lesson in using social media as a customer service channel.

When Nicholas Burger, who is a portal manager at music streaming service Kleek, failed to get any meaningful assistance from MTN’s call centre, he did what most customers do and turned to social media. Read more…

2. Instagram plagiarism scandal: Skye Grove apologises, deletes herself off internet

Amid a barrage of criticism and a bit of support on social media on Tuesday, top South African Instagrammer Skye Grove has literally deleted herself off the internet, after “owning up” to a plagiarism scandal as reported by Memeburn on Monday. Read more…

1. Top South African Instagrammer accused of plagiarism, fraud

Skye Grove Lead

South Africa has its own collection of “celebrity Instagrammers”. Skye Grove is among this group. She has more than 40 000 followers on Instagram and has had her photographs featured in exhibitions and on television. Grove also sells her images online. The Expresso Show, a popular daily morning show, featured Grove on 29 June 2015 on its Social Media Trend segment as “Someone to follow on Instagram”. Read more…



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