South Africa: 2014 Social Media Review

  2014 in review South Africa experienced the busiest year on social media yet, as shown by growths of top 20 brands on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube in the last 12 months. Sourced: SocialBakers Using the 20:80 principle, growth of the top 20 brands on main social networks is a good indication of South Africa's performance…

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#Africa’s top 10 facebook junkies

As 2014 comes to an end, here are top 10 African countries with highest social network numbers. We anticipate that Africa's social network growths are going to be higher in 2015, assisted by increased access to smart phone devices, cheaper mobile data and faster bandwidth speed. To locate the countries simply place your curser on…

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Analysis of #onlinementions of #SouthAfrica’s top 3 Twitterers shows interesting gender skews

The Times recently published a report on South Africa's top 10 Twitterers  by followers. Since we have been tracking online mentions of the country's top 20 Twitterers for over a month now, our curiosity was pricked by the top 3, all of whom have multiple citizenships.   Here are South Africa's top 3 Twitterers as at 23:00,…

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Is #HelloPeter being displaced by socialCRM?

This question could not be more appropriate, given that hellopeter.com has been under new ownership since 1 December 2014, after the founder - Peter Cheales - sold it recently. The idea to blog on this topic was brought about by our discovery that the saga with frogs in Woolies salads, which was reported on Instagram…

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#SimpleTruth: Humans are more popular on social media

Some things are so obvious, but we humans are so oblivious of them. Let's use the stats to make the point: Of the top 10 Facebook pages - when excluding Facebook-own pages, 8 are either human brands, or have human names. The Simpsons are at 9th spot using my definition. Of the top 10 Twitter…

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Social Media Backs Dani Alves

Barcelona football club player Dani Alves caused a storm that worked in his favour after a racial incident that saw him hailed a hero and sparked social media activism for #NoToRacismInSport. Whilst the footballer was about to take a corner kick in Barcelona's fixture against Villareal on April the 27th, a Villareal fan threw a…

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