Top 5 African cities on Facebook

I found SocialBakers’ ranking of Top 5 African Cities interesting. However, I also found that the ranking was not accurate, and support my argument with stats using the same tool (SocialBkers) and other reputable online sources.

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Time has come for ALL companies to put a social media policy in place

2 years ago, a social media policy was still an optional item on South African and all other companies’ still-to-do list. However, this is no more the case.

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Here’s a list of South Africa’s Top 10 Twitterers

Bruce Attridge tops the list of South Africa’s top 10 Twitterers by number of followers, as at the 8th of April 2012. The list, compiled from Twitter Counter, has a good mix of personalities.

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Can broadcasting companies lay a claim on Twitter followers of their personalities?

Is there a way to prove that an employee’s Twitter profile is growing owing directly or indirectly to their employment, and thus entitling the employer to lay claim on the employee’s followers when the two part ways? Available social analytics tools provide clues.

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What does #earthhour mean to the average netizen?

Is the Earth Hour a waste of time as a crowdsourcing initiative? Or can something be done to increase its appeal to the average netizen? Comparison with other events that became hits on Twitter and other social networks indicates there is hope.

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2012 State of the Nation Address (#SONA) had a gr8 theme, but that’s where the first part of it ended

When I heard that the theme for the 2012 SONA is “The Knowledge Economy and Development Opportunities”, I was naturally excited by the first part thereof. Suffice to say I was highly disappointed when the moment of truth arrived at 19H00 (South African time) on the 9th of February 2012, when JZ took the podium. Alas, there was zilch mention of the theme in his speech!

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