Category Archives: Social Media News

First Google Plus Pages are online

Finally, the first Google Plus Business Pages are online. Google published the following video earlier today:

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750 Million Facebook Users worldwide, 4.1 million in South Africa

3 month ago we announced that Facebook will soon hit the 4 million user mark in South Africa. At that moment Facebook had 3.904.420 active South African users. But it took longer than expected as you can see in the chart below. In May 2011, Facebook “only” counted 3.797.180 users in South Africa. But this […]

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The Life of a Facebook Photo | Infographic

Pixable, an US based startup that offers sleek social photo creation and categorization tools for Facebook, recently created an infographic which shows what happens when people upload photos to Facebook. Pixable states that more than six billion photos are uploaded to Facebook every month and that this number will further increase. The infographic describes the […]

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The Social Media Revolution – 2011 Version

Erik Qualman has uploaded a new and updated version of his famous Social Media Revolution Videos. Check it out:

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Twitter announces own photo sharing service

Once again Twitter offends the sensibilities of developers of third-party applications such as Twitpic, yFrog and others with the announcement to launch its own built in image sharing service. “We need to remove the friction from adding photos to Twitter,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said. Costolo also announced that users of the new service “will […]

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Facebook User Numbers by South African Cities – May 2011

We already analysed South Africa’s most popular cities by looking at the number of fans on different city fan pages. Today we want to look into the official Facebook user numbers by South African cities. It turns out that Johannesburg has the largest number of active Facebook users with more than 816.000 users logging in […]

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Youtube launches movie rental service

Youtube owner Google now offers a video-on-demand service as an option to Apple’s iTunes, Netflix and Hulu. The service is available in the USA initially but will be expanded to other countries as the service evolves. Youtube added 3,000 classic movies as well as latest blockbusters to the movie-rental section which are presented in cooperation […]

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Download Facebook White Paper “Best Practice Guide: Marketing on Facebook”

Facebook published a new white paper which describes best practices for reaching your businesses objectives on Facebook. The 14 pages long pdf-file contains among others: • A short illustration of the Facebook ecosystem and the approach with marketing projects • Five guiding principles that help you to market your business It also give insights for the […]

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Twitter plans to buy Tweetdeck for $50m

Twitter wants to purchase Tweetdeck for $50 million. Tweetdeck is a real-time browser that connects people with their contacts across Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. However, it is mainly used to manage multiple Twitter accounts, Twitter lists and Twitter conversations. The tool provides much more functionality than Twitter’s web client does. Today, more than […]

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Facebook Statistics South Africa – 4 million Users in April 2011

As at April 4, 2011 there were 3.904.420 active Facebook users in South Africa. We are pretty sure that South Africa will hit the 4 million user mark this month. What people are looking for:Facebook users by age | Facebook statistics for south africa | 

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