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Facebook has just revealed new ways to go live
We’re excited to announce that, as of today, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers.
Adobe: CX, mobile apps, social media and culture tops the priority list
Adobe has released its 2017 Econsultancy/Adobe Digital Trends report, revealing the key trends around customers experience, content, data and culture.
Social media takes over TV as key influencer of consumers
“Given that social media is now our number one digital destination, companies are forced to earn the right to engage with their customers."
Facebook gets helpful with Safety Check update
"In times of crisis, connecting is more important than ever. Our belief is that the community can teach us new ways to use the platform."
Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?
Online hatefulness has been normalised and in some cases lauded. This is not a healthy development.
Twitter goes Exploring: Your Timeline, Moments & Search are now in one tab
You may have noticed that the latest version of your Twitter app looks a little different – or will very soon. Now there’s a new tab called Explore.
Can an app help curb your social media addiction?
“The aim of the app is to help us understand what normal is when it comes to how much time we truly spend on our phones."
2016: What a year it has been
Let’s have a look back at what our NetGuide editors felt were the biggest stories to shape 2016.
Salesforce's new LiveMessage and Service Bots to deliver ultimate customer service
Salesforce is ramping up its conversational tools across social media and messaging apps, with the launch of LiveMessage for Service Cloud.
Check Point uncovers new ransomware threat using images and social media
"They are continually searching for new techniques to use social media as hosts for their malicious activities."
New Zealand earthquake: Images and video take over social media
IN PICS: Kiwis have posted a flood of imagery to social media platforms following the severe earthquake that rattled several parts of the country.
Facebook: The Top 10 moments of the US election
As the polls close across the US, Facebook has released data showing some interesting moments from the election that have taken place in recent weeks.
Social media superstar: How one Kiwi teen has taken online entrepreneurship to soaring heights
"I've always had a flair for business, and I came across the word entrepreneur when I was searching for ways to make money online at a young age."
Facebook’s Workplace officially open for business
“The workplace is about more than just communicating between desks within the walls of an office."
Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?
“Couples should think twice before opening Pandora's box and dooming their relationship from the start by connecting immediately on social media.”
New tools to keep your comments safe on Instagram
All different types of people - from diverse backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and more - call Instagram home.
Facebook Blueprint for marketers hits 1 million enrolments; launches new features
"We're giving businesses the tools and training needed to learn how Facebook can help grow their business and connect with anyone in the world."
How to give your social media security an important boost
Social media has become an important part of modern life - one that can cause serious headaches if you’re sharing with a wider audience than intended.
The BIG question: Is tech making us all dumb?
Anyone who has spent time online must’ve asked themselves this question at least once: “When did people become so stupid???”
The results are in: Kiwis love Samsung
Samsung has been ranked #2 in the New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand survey, with results showing social media plays a bit part in winning Kiwis' trust.
Kiwi teachers off to Singapore to bridge online classroom connections
A select group of New Zealand teachers are off to Singapore to learn, study and bring students' cultural connections online.
Survey finds social media mingling upsets workplace dynamics
An Adecco survey has found that befriending bosses and colleagues on social media is leading to regret & distress that affect workplace dynamics.
Why enhanced video will prove to be much more than a gimmick
An new area of innovation is set to rise and rise in importance, especially for video - this is the ability to enhance content.
Snapchat's about to help you keep your "Memories"
Snapchat isn't about the disposable, blink-and-you-miss-it photos anymore. Saving photos, creating Memories and Stories are all part of its evolution.