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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Instagram follows Twitter

Picture sharing site Instagram has followed in the foot steps of twitter to create a trending page that recognises trends that are more local to the user. The 'explore' page on Instagram shows users that are trending on the social network based on a high number of 'likes.' It is similar to Twitter's trending topics…

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The #OscarTrial will test maturity of social media in South Africa

Like all the other online analytics practitioners in South Africa and abroad, we at eNitiate are tracking the #OscarTrial with great interest. The debate has been whether we should be "the first ones" to publish an analytics post on the trial, now in its 4th straight day, or if we should wait a while and do…

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