#Socialmedia will play a huge role in South Africa’s 2014 national elections

#Socialmedia will play a huge role in South Africa’s 2014 national elections

My prediction is that social media will set new standards in the 2014 national elections in South Africa, and I cannot wait to keep my tabs on this development.

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#Online EVERYTHING, could it be risky?

A whole lot has changed over the years. The way we dress, talk, spell, express our emotions, communicate with others, even the way we cook and the list goes on. In my opinion, a common catalyst for most of this change is technology. Almost anything you can think of is available on-line. Convenient yes but…

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My Diary of #SocialMedia Week in Mumbai – Day 1

A visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s museum at Mani Bhavan House on day 1 of my visit in Mumbai revealed just how intricately linked South Africa and India’s histories are, dating back to the 19th century.

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#Mandela’s record-breaking Twitter mentions add to his many firsts

To quote Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela is one of a few individuals whose lives are/were celebrated while still alive. Let me use Twitter stats to illustrate how big Nelson Mandela is, the whole world round. "Mandela" mentions - Last 7 days In just 1 week, there were more than half a million "Mandela" mentions on Twitter. On his…

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#Zimbabwe had its moment in the Twitter sun this past weekend

Zimbabwe, a country with a population of nearly 13 million, had its draft constitution put to a referendum vote yesterday. News about this event was filled with predictions of chaos and violence on Friday. Thankfully, this prediction turned out to be a false alarm, as the day came and went without any major incidents bar the…

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Analysis of Twitter sentiment for Zuma’s SONA2013 speech

In the previous post I indicated that President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address started with a negative Twitter sentiment, bur ended with a positive sentiment. In this post I share results of my analysis that explain the reason for sentiment upswing, using Twitter timeline associated with the speech.

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