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
SAMA19 – the premier South African annual music awards event – got off to a slow start on Twitter in its 19 edition this past Friday. The event ended on a high of over 16K tweet mentions last night.Read More
Businesses have had to change their model in order to adapt to the influence of social media / networking. Transactions are no longer limited to 1 of 2 ways i.e. B2B & B2C. History has illustrated that business was conducted in the following fashion : Transactional : Businesses produced a product or service and the…Read More
When I published a post on the unavoidable demise of the freemium era a month ago, I did not realise how imminent this was, and how pervasive it was also becoming. You can also read: A new trend shows #freemium days are numbered I got a shock of my life earlier tonight when trying to send a Facebook inbox…Read More
The simple truth about social networks is that we use them predominantly for saying something to someone who is hopefully not only listening, but will also find what we say interesting enough to want to share it with their other friends/followers/fans. In the Twitter context, Twitterers want to have followers who are real, attentive and responsive. The default…Read More