Tag: Social Media

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5 Reasons Why Businesses Should Make Social Media Analytics a Priority in 2024

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Kenya stands at the forefront of mobile connectivity and social media usage in East Africa, boasting 63.94 million connections and 10.55 million users, respectively....
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Africa’s Social Media Report: Facebook Still Dominates, TikTok Close

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Meta’s Facebook continues to dominate Africa's social media despite TikTok surge. This is according to a recent Social Media Usage report by GeoPoll. Africa’s social...
Twiiter to introduce a jobs feature

Official #ikokazi: Twitter Working on a Jobs Feature

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Twitter is officially working on a jobs feature. This is not entirely new information as Elon Musk had already hinted at the same a...
Safaricom TikTok Bundle

Safaricom Launches “Special” TikTok Bundle

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Weeks after launching “Niokolee” Safaricom has more good news for its customers. They have introduced a TikTok Bundle. In recent years, TikTok has emerged as...
Mizzy a UK TikTok star is arrested and arraigned in court

“Lack of Consent” Lands TikToker Mizzy in Court

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A TikTok star, popularly known as Mizzy has appeared in court. Mizzy was charged with breaching a criminal behaviour order imposed for posting a...
Tako an AI chatbot is being tested by TikTok

TikTok is working on “Tako” an AI Chatbot

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Given the current trend across the globe, it’s no surprise that TikTok is testing an AI chatbot. Tako may or may not see the...
WhatsApp Messages edit option

WhatsApp Messages can be Edited Within 15mins

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WhatsApp has recently added a new feature. The popular messaging platform will allow users to make changes to the sent text. However, WhatsApp messages...
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30 Days Inactive? You will Lose your Twitter Account

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Barely 48 hours have passed since we reported that Twitter will archive old accounts. CEO Elon Musk stated in a Tweet: “We’re purging accounts that...
Twitter updates Emoji reaction in DM

Twitter Updates: Handles to be Archived

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Twitter updates has seen the introduction of Direct Message Replies. We learnt via the Twitter Support account, that users can reply to any message...
TikTok

More African Brands Likely to Sign Up for TikTok in 2023

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Meltwater, with its latest report launch, has attempted to shed light on the distinctions between local and global trends, uncovering a significant trend amongst...

4.9 Billion People Will Be Using Social Media in 2023

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Social media usage continues surging as millions of people worldwide join online communities each month. According to some interesting stats, the number of active social...
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Safaricom and M-PESA Social Media Impersonation Problem is Getting Out of Hand

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We interact with brands using their social media handles, and in most cases, the correspondence, which is usually in the form of questions or...
Facebook

Social Media Is Impeding Our Efforts Against COVID-19

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Social Media is probably the most outstanding evidence of how the internet has made the world one common playroom. However, the general lack of...

We Overuse Technology. Here’s How to Detach Without Going Off-Grid

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There’s so much tech surrounding us – from the multiple devices we use to the websites we visit. Our everyday interaction with tech has...
Uganda

Uganda Regulator Orders Social Media Shutdown Ahead of Election

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The Ugandan communications regulator has beenr eported to have ordered a social media shutdown days before their general election. According to AFP, in a letter...
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Twitch Bans The Use of “Simp” and “Incel” on its Platform

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Twitch has made changes to its harassment policy where they will no longer allow streamers and commenters go around calling each other simps or...
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Victor Wanyama Sues Xtiandela and Socialite Over Social Media Defamation

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Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has filed a lawsuit against Arthur Mandela (also known as Xtiandela) and Shakilla over a defamatory video posted on...
SARS

Nigeria Disbands Controversial SARS Police Unit After Social Media Storm

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A controversial police unit (SARS) in Nigeria was disbanded after nationwide and social media protest against its actions. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has...
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Curious Twitter User Tears Down $7 Digital Pregnancy Test

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We are in the digital age and a digital pregnancy test should be least surprising thing. It looks like a regular pregnancy test, save...
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Ministry of Tourism Rescind Pauline Njoroge’s Board Appointment Over Past Social Media Post

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Ministry of Tourism and Widlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala revoked the appointment of Pauline Njoroge as board member of Toursim Regulatory Authority
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Tanzania Will Crackdown on ‘Inciteful’ Social Media Posts Regarding COVID-19

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Tanzania's government has launched a crackdown on social media posts that it perceives as 'inciteful' and 'misleading' on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Part 3: Turns Out Kenyans Do Not Read Tech Blogs As Much

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A comprehensive report compiled by USIU has delved into the manner Kenyans use social media, ranging from what they prefer and their general online...
Twitter

Part 1: 61 Percent of Kenyan Men Are on Twitter Anonymously

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USIU and SIMElab have published a detailed social media report that focuses on trends and narratives. It is also likely that you have already...
trump threatens to close social media platforms

Donald Trump Threatens To Close Down Social Media Platforms on a Social Media Platform

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US President, Donald Trump, has today threatened to close down social media platforms over the fear that they "silence" conservative voice. In a spirited rant...
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Pope Francis Asks Catholics to Give Up Trolling on Social Media For Lent

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During Lent, Catholics are usually urged to give up something and in this year's occasion, the Pope has some ideas. On Wednesday, Pope Francis added...

Ethiopia Passes Law That Jails People Whose Internet Posts Stir Unrest

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Ethiopia's parliament passed a law on Thursday that imposes jail terms for those people whose Internet post stir unrest, Reuters reports. This is a move by their...
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State Officials or Entities That Block Kenyans Risk 1 Million Fine and Jail Time

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Social networking sites have inbuilt tools to manage interactions. Block and mute tools are standard and are used to limit interactions of people who...
The Kenya Information and Communication Bill

The Kenya Information and Communication Bill 2019 That Seeks to License Bloggers Gets First Hearing

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Alright. The Data Protection, 2019 Bill is now law, and based on the responses we received from our news desk, it was one of...

Nigeria Government Wants To Regulate Social Media

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Nigeria's federal government is reported to be working on how to 'sanitise social media according to BusinessDayNg. Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture was...
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This Guy Created a Bot that Ordered Items That Were Recommended by Twitter

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Twitter is a simple microblogging platform that was meant for people to share their thoughts of the day. However, time and time again we find...

Compilation of the Best Me Explaining Memes

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The "Me Explaining" memes have been trending and has become our favourite meme the past few days. Th meme combines two reaction images to...

U.S. State Department to Require All Visa Applicants to Provide Their Social Media Usernames

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The U.S State Department has already started to put into action last years proposal of requiring visa applicants to submit their social media profiles...
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Benin Shuts Down Social Media Access Amid Poll-Fueled Protests

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Beninese folks will be voting for new leaders in a general poll that will take place today. The elections are particularly interesting because the...
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Social Media Erupts as Tiger Woods Wins Masters Golf Tournament

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People use social media as a second screen when they are watching stuff on TV like sports. They use it to check the sentiments...
zimbabwe high court uplifts internet ban

Zimbabwe High Court Orders Government To Restore Internet Access

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Today, the High Court of Zimbabwe has ordered that the government restore full Internet in the country. This is days after Internet access was...

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