Social Media

Heineken’s #192countries, the most talked-about social media campaign

Social media personalities have described the ongoing Heineken Nigeria’s 192 countries social media campaign as the most talked-about public relations campaign. In a statement, Marketing Director, Nigeria Breweries, NB, Franco Mario Maggi said social media users have continued to express their excitement on the new campaign and “timelines are constantly being flooded by #192 countries.” […]

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Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87M

Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access. Those developments came as congressional officials said CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week, while Facebook unveiled a new privacy policy […]

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Facebook is asking, if you think it’s ‘good for the world’

Facebook is asking users whether they think it’s “good for the world” in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people. The latest poll appears under the heading, “We’d like to do better,” when users log in. Possible responses range from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.” Facebook regularly polls users on its service. The […]

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Twitter sets crackdown on automated ‘bot’ accounts

Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software “bots” which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed […]

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Facebook launches $10 mln community leader awards

Facebook launched a community leadership programme on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as part of its push to create “meaningful” interactions. The initiative, announced at a Facebook Communities Summit in London, will give five people with a track […]

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Review of Facebook’s changes, tweaks over the years

Facebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles. Facebook says it will highlight posts you are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” That means cutting back on items that Facebook users tend […]

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UBA changes the face of e-banking with ‘Leo’, Chat Banker that use Social Media to perform transactions

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has today, changed the face of e-banking with the introduction of Leo, the UBA Chat Banker who enables customers make use of their social media accounts to carry out key banking transactions. At the official launch of Leo, UBA’s Chat Banker, which took place in Lagos on […]

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Twitter, Snapchat tie up with Fox to provide coverage of FIFA World Cup

Twenty First Century Fox Inc’s Fox Sports is partnering with Twitter Inc to stream a live show and Snap Inc’s Snapchat to showcase stories with matchday highlights on the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament to be hosted in Russia later this year. Fox Sports would produce the show, which will be streamed from Moscow’s Red […]

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facebook will now let you know when your pictures are posted anywhere on the social network

Facebook on Tuesday added a way for people to know when their pictures are posted anywhere on the leading social network. The notifications will rely on optional new tools that tap into face-recognition capabilities and already suggest friends to “tag” in pictures uploaded to Facebook. Users will now get word when their images pop up […]

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Facebook: Social media scrolling can be bad for your health

It’s not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light in a blog post Friday on what […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo climbs Instagram ranks, Selena Gomez most-followed

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram’s top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career and growing family, but pop star Selena Gomez still reigned supreme on the social media platform. Ronaldo, who was named Forbes’ highest-paid soccer player this year with $93 million in earnings, climbed to No. 2 with […]

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Twitter says Trump’s account deactivated by employee leaving company

U.S. President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated by a Twitter Inc employee who was leaving the company on Thursday and was down for 11 minutes before it was restored, the social media company said. Trump has 41.7 million followers on Twitter and has made extensive use of it to send messages attacking his […]

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