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…Read More
Chops, additions and musical chairs There were newsmakers on Twitter, following the cabinet reshuffle announcement by South Africa's first citizen, President Jacob Zuma, on 9 July 2013. For more on the cabinet reshuffle news, click here. The initial newsmaker list was compiled based on the names of outgoing (Tokyo Sexwale, Dina Pule and Richard Baloyi),…Read More
The launch of Power FM 98.7 took place 12 days ago. This new commercial talk radio station has been welcomed as a breadth of fresh air, using Twitter followers as a proxy. The Power FM 98.7 Twitter handle was registered in March this year. According to Twitter Counter, this Twitter handle had 3K followers on May…Read More
This post about @PowerFM987, a new kid block on the block that 12 days old, is a follow-up of the first one I published earlier today. You can read Part 1 by clicking here. (more…)Read More
A post by Jojwayo Mrwebi, aptly titled: Social media: what happens to your accounts when you pass away? could not have been written at a better time, like it was a premonition of Vuyo Mbuli's passing almost a month after it (the post) was published. Vuyo, the veteran broadcaster who died at his prime 8 days…Read More
The keyword – Vuyo Mbuli – received the highest Twitter traffic since Oscar Pistorious in my records. It is clear that the veteran SABC broadcaster, who collapsed on May the 18th while watching a Cheetahs/Reds game and later died in hospital, was a darling of the air waves.
Here is an infographic relating to his tweet mentions.Read More