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Twitter to Eliminate Photos And Video From 140-Character Limit

Twitter to Eliminate Photos And Video From 140-Character Limit

The rumours are true: Twitter is going to stop counting photos and videos in its 140-character limit. But the changes go far beyond what was leaked to Bloomberg in mid-May, and will alter many of the rules that users of the service have come to take for granted. The biggest change comes to the way […]

Burundi Exiles Record Forgotten Victims of Political Crisis

Burundi Exiles Record Forgotten Victims of Political Crisis

By gathering personal testimonies and information on citizen deaths, a project run by Burundians in exile is recording the stories of those killed during the current political crisis. Violence broke out last year when the president, Pierre Nkirunziza, announced plans to run for an unconstitutional third term. Clashes soon escalated, leading to a series of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Are We Burying Each Other Alive? – A Clarion Call For Our Collective Consciousness

I am always struck by the numbers of comments and responses on Nigerian social media or in particular the print media on anything to do with a scandal, politics and maybe religion. They sometimes run into the hundreds and customarily after the initial few responses that actually speak to the original topic or story, the […]

YouTube Plans Internet Television Service

YouTube Plans Internet Television Service

YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.YouTube has made a priority of creating the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year, according to the report, which cited unnamed people close to the […]

Facebook Awards $10000 to 10-year-old Boy for Finding Comment-Deleting Exploit On Instagram App

Facebook Awards $10000 to 10-year-old Boy for Finding Comment-Deleting Exploit On Instagram App

Jani, a 10-year-old boy, was just awarded $10,000 by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) after he was able to find a vulnerability on Instagram that could have been exploited by anyone else. Facebook awarded Jani under their bug bounty program, which seeks to award security researchers and white-hat hackers for reporting vulnerabilities within their social network or […]

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

There’s a rich tradition of defying censorship in America. Ban books, and you’ll inspire a week designated to reading them. Censor photos of period blood and nipples on social media, and they’ll be shared and re-posted more fervently than before. Banning is the fastest way to galvanize a movement. Now there’s research to illustrate the […]

Social Media Is Now the Most Dangerous Threat to Africa’s Leaders

Social Media Is Now the Most Dangerous Threat to Africa’s Leaders

The 2016 election in Uganda is now in the past and the most consequential job in the land was retained by the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni. Thus far, pundits have variously told us what we can learn from the exercise; the presidential debate attended by all candidates including the incumbent; the man’s re-election to a […]