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Social media aiding terrorists
CIA: “The overall threat of terrorism is greatly amplified by today’s interconnected world."
Top 10 brands coming out of Mobile World Congress
"The smart use of digital is a great differentiator in the crowded trade show environment, especially when more consumers are paying attention."
NZ Post makes further cuts as internet and social media slowly kills it
Consumers switching to internet, email and social media for everything from paying bills to sending birthday greetings and keeping in touch
Sex, lies and social media
Social media was a big disruptor this week when two unsuspecting co-workers were caught in an after hours tryst that was swiftly broadcast to the world via social media.
Will the stars of yesterday's sex romp be fired?
The media coverage the event has brought on may bring the employer into disrepute. The rendezvous could have serious implications for the employees.
Frisky Christchurch employees caught out on social media
"Why should they lose their jobs?? Look what idiot Brown got up to. He’s still the idiot Mayor Of Auckland!?!!”
Canterbury boy asked to send naked photos to Facebook user
Canterbury Police are urging parents and children who use social media to be vigilant after they received a complaint from the mother of a 12-year-old boy on Saturday relating to threats from a Facebook user.
Facebook to issue AMBER Alerts to help find missing kids
The new initiative will deliver AMBER Alerts to people’s News Feeds in targeted search areas after a child has been abducted and the National Center has issued an alert.
Facebook still ruling the social media kingdom
Facebook remains the most popular social media platform, while other contenders have enjoyed an increase in usership.
Kiwi teacher's blog named in Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs
The place of teachers in social media is being regarded as increasingly important.
The biggest social media security threats of 2015
Bitdefender, security software solutions provider, has released its social media security threat predictions for 2015.
WhatsApp hits 700 million users
WhatsApp now has 700 million monthly active users and those users are sending 30 billion messages per day, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.
Maori Party co-leader inspired by #illridewithyou Twitter campaign
"I’ll ride with you is a statement of cultural competency; an affirmation of kotahitanga – the drive to come together as one."
Online bullying affecting adolescent mental health
the distinctive properties of an online environment introduce new dynamics that distinguish bullying from its offline variety.
Support for Muslim Australians takes off following Sydney siege #IllRideWithYou
Thousands of social media users in Australia are showing the world they are not caving to Islamophobia or racism.
How SMBs can use Twitter to effectively target customers
Access to Twitter ads allows New Zealand businesses to build tailor-made campaigns to suit their budget and meet objectives and business goals.
Countdown to Christmas with our best articles of the year
From gay CEOs, sexist CEOs and mean CEOs to women at the top, disappearing ISPs and our whole office fighting it out on their Fitbits, we’ve had a great year.
Book Review: Marketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to Success for Business
Marketing with Social Media offers a hands-on guide for promoting business by using social media.
ESET and Facebook team up to bolster security
ESET has joined Facebook's anti-malware initiative to provide all Facebook users with the ESET Online Scanner for free.
Social media giving a voice to those without a voice
The ability to help animals has become far more accessible with the use of technology. Apps, websites and social media help people who want to get involved.
Are unreliable IT networks affecting your company’s long-term success?
From digital marketing, social media, Big Data and the cloud to mobile and security-related issues, technology is rapidly reshaping not only how today
The social media frenzy surrounding Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Milk
What started out as an experiment by Lewis Road and collaborator, Whittaker’s Chocolate, is now surrounded by unforeseen hype thanks to social media.
Social media key to new growth for NZ exporters and start ups
Social media is becoming an increasingly crucial tool for NZ exporters, and exporters are using this channel in more creative and innovative ways
Should social media be taught in school?
As social media becomes a part of everyday life, more people are entering into the discussion about whether it should be covered in the school curriculum.