Category: Social Media
What effect could Facebook, WhatsApp & Sasai have on Zim elections?
social media is more powerful than ever.
Mark Zuckerberg’s phone number among the 533 million Facebook user data leak
Mark Zuckerberg is on Signal?
WhatsApp will soon allow iOS to Andriod chat migration
MisRed features in Facebook’s LeadHERs book
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
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 […]
YouTube’s Creator Academy has courses for content creators looking to grow their channel
I’ve had a YouTube channel for the better part of 6-7 months now and whilst I wasn’t posting content to it seriously, I decided to to do so. There was one problem, I had no idea where to start and apart from reading a few articles on the interwebs most of the stuff has been […]
MTNs “Sasai” partners MusicTime to offer free music streaming in the messenger
MTNs messaging application, Ayoba (think Sasai) recently announced a partnership with MusicTime that will allow Ayoba users to listen to music at no cost from within the messenger. MusicTime in Ayoba (MTiA) as the feature will be called is live for Ayoba users in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville, Guinee, Guinee […]
Facebook partners with the NBS Zim to increase blood donations in the country
Facebook in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) have announced a new feature to encourage people to donate blood. Starting today, Zimbabweans who are between 18-65 years old, will have the option to sign up as blood donors on Facebook, be notified when blood donor centres near them have an urgent need for […]
Win US$1K by composing a song for EcoCash
EcoCash is hosting a social media singing competition that will see the winner walk away with US$1000. The song will probably be used for marketing purposes as the entries that will be considered should be themed around living life the EcoCash way. So what do you do, if you want to participate? Follow these steps; […]
ZANU-PF preparing to wage war on social media
ZANU-PF has announced they will be creating provincial social media teams. The duty of these teams according to a Chronicle report will be to “defend the party and government programs on social media.” This is a pretty interesting development and when you consider the party’s image online, it’s surprising ZANU-PF didn’t do this sooner. According […]
Ministry of Health’s Twitter account has been put under temporary restrictions
Yet another Zimbabwean government-affiliated Twitter account has been placed under temporary restrictions. This time it’s the Ministry of Health’s Twitter account. Earlier this week, the account of Information Secretary Nick Mangwana was placed under temporary restrictions. The assumption of that ban was that it may have had something to do with Twitter’s fake followers. The […]
Chin’ono & Ngarivhume banned from social media after getting bail
Yesterday, prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume who had been arrested on the 20th of July were finally granted bail. Apart from the $10 000 & $ 50 000 bail, instructions to report to the police 2-3 a week respectively, and surrendering their passports, the two were also banned from using social media. Yuhp, […]