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You may soon be able to get a job through TikTok…

LinkedIn better watch out


WhatsApp Privacy Policy: here’s what will happen if you don’t accept

You can still use it but WhatsApp is going to throw you back to 2009 in terms of functionality.


What effect could Facebook, WhatsApp & Sasai have on Zim elections?

social media is more powerful than ever.


WhatsApp will soon allow iOS to Andriod chat migration

Looks like the folks at WhatsApp are ramping up the features to appease their disgruntled users as the Privacy Policy deadline looms.


MisRed features in Facebook’s LeadHERs book

Congratulations!


Leaked Facebook moderators’ guide shows the hoops tech giants have to go through in today’s world

Moderation over a number of cultures and countries is a tricky business.


WhatsApp Outage: Another case for a unified Telegram, Signal & WhatsApp bundle

It would have been nice to be able to switch between WhatsApp to Telegram without having to worry about data when the former had an outage


WhatsApp and Instagram are down

Oh Oh..


Twitter needs your help as it reviews rules for world leaders

What to do when an elected official breaks Twitter’s terms of service… well the company is looking for your input to help decide this.


Instagram launches data conscious 2MB Lite version on Android

It’s smaller than I expected


Twitter has suspended Matigari’s account

Twitter has suspended prominent political commentator Matigari’s account. What the cause of the suspension is unknown, however, Twitter usually suspends user accounts that have violated the following in its terms of service: Safety rule – these include violence, terrorism, abuse, sensitive media, and illegal goods or services, and harmful content Privacy – private information and […]


10 online safety tips for parents with kids & teens on Facebook

Since we are now more locked on our devices more than ever, Facebook has published 10 tips to help parents manage their children’s safety online.


Uganda govt shuts down social media (letter)

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has ordered the shut down of all social media operations in the country.


There were over a billion WhatsApp calls on New Year’s Eve

WhatsApp broke an all-time record for the number of video and voice on New Year’s Eve. The surge was the same across Facebook’s other apps.


Sasai Watch and Moments are free this festive period

Cassava Fintech International has announced that Sasai Watch and Moments will be free over the festive period.


Technikari Ep 5: Sasai Watch is set to take on YouTube in Africa. Will it work?

[PODCAST] Cassava Fintech International will be taking on YouTube in Africa with the addition of Sasai Watch on its super app. Will it work?


Sasai to take on YouTube & others in Africa with Sasai Watch

Cassava will be taken on YouTube and other content platforms in Africa with a new product called Sasai Watch.


Facebook unveils its 2020 Africa year in review

Facebook has unvieled it’s Africa 2020 “A Year in Review” which looks back on all the key investments and work the company has on the continent.


Facebook may be forced to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit yesterday that may force Facebook to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram as independent businesses.


Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter features 2 Zimbabweans

Jessie Majome and Linda Masarira are on Women in Africa & Smart Data Power’s Top 200 Most Influential African Women on Twitter rankings


Sasai’s African & Talented promotion extended due to public demand

Cassava has extended Sasai’s African & Talented promotion to the 29th of November 2020 due to demand.


A case of living by social media: the very public death of Ginimbi

Just as much as Ginimbi lived his life on and for social media, his death has been on every post almost- are we now junkies?


A list of Sasai features that were promised at launch but never came to be

On August 1 2019, Cassava Smartech drew the curtains on their newest shiny object – Sasai. They pitched a social payments app that would combine the best of messaging and payments rolled into one. That vision is yet to materialise, and a big reason for that is because many features that were promised at the […]