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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.
Instagram - the history of half a billion
Launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app, Instagram became an immediate success and within two months there were already 1 million global users.
Twitter's about to let you stick 'creativity' on your photos
Twitter's not just a microblogging site. It's becoming more like Facebook & Snapchat by the day, as it now introduces stickers for your photos.
Instagram today - 500 million windows to the world
Within five and a half years the community has grown at an astounding rate and has more than doubled in the last two years.
Junk Free June as much a tech campaign as a charity pledge
The creators of Junk Free June have shared insight into their business model, which has attracted more than 16,000 participants.
Why did Microsoft purchase LinkedIn? A treasure trove of information
Microsoft's recent purchase of LinkedIn shows that in a world of smart of machines, content is king and the new code base.
Everything you need to know about THAT rape case
Social media has done it again. Brought to attention a piece of news that has started a wildfire about one of society’s biggest issues: Rape.
Ironic? Kiwis worried about privacy of public social media accounts
“The sensitivity around social media is a little surprising given the public nature of social media activity itself."
The best innovation in social media is a return to basics
Innovation has become a way of life in marketing, particularly in social media, as marketers jump from one strategy to another.
New weapon in fight against nipple censorship: Man boobs?
A cancer support group out of Argentina is making waves with its new video, taking shots at social media networks who censor showing women’s breasts.
Who ruined social media?
I’ll happily tell you who I think is ruining it for all of us. Let’s have some straight talk about who is ruining Facebook and Twitter.
How technology saved my husband's life
There were times that I thought technology was taking over our lives and not always in a positive way - until it saved my husband's life.
University of Otago hosts 'From State to Social Media' event
National and overseas speakers have been invited to explore the complex and evolving interaction between states and ‘old’ and ‘new’ forms of media.
The internet: One stop drug shop?
Drug control has a new enemy as more people turn to the internet to buy and sell drugs, according to a recent study from Massey University.
How poor social media risk management can lead to customer disloyalty
Use of social media to build customer loyalty is a common strategy for major corporations today. However, it is a strategy that can quickly backfire.
Exclusive: What’s standing between you and success? Marketing
In a world where customers are more informed and discerning than ever, marketing has become a key strategic way to build reputation and boost revenue.