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Six WhatsApp Scams To Avoid

CONTRIBUTED: Created in 2009 as an alternative to text messaging, WhatsApp is today one of the world’s most popular instant messaging service with more than one billion users in 180 countries. According to a May 2016 report from research firm SimilarWeb, WhatsApp is the top chat app in 109 countries which represents 58% of the 187 countries covered in the ...

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African Developers Celebrated At Facebook’s Annual F8 Conference

African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market AGENCY REPORT: Facebook (www.Facebook.com) celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference (www.FBF8.com), held in San Jose, California, on 18 ...

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NBC Boss Says Social Media Destroying ‘Sanctity Of Humanity’

Social Media ‘must be sensitive to the national ethos and the sanctity of humanity’ IT NEWS NIGERIA: Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has said Social Media must be sensitive to the national ethos and the sanctity of humanity but current online news trend undermines that. According to national Daily, Malam Modibbo Kawu said in Sokoto at National Conference of ...

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UN Launches Social Media For African Migrants

IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency launches a social media campaign to inform African migrants: ASK your questions LIVE The campaign – through social media, in particular Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter – gives migrants the opportunity to exchange opinions and experiences, share pictures, videos and other types of testimonies gathered throughout the journey The International Organization for Migration (IOM) ...

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Protect Children Against Social Media Vices – Experts

Edward Nnachi Experts have urged women to monitor their children’s use of social media in order to protect them against cyber hawks and other vices online at the just concluded Social Media Week 2017 in Lagos. Speaking at the event on theme, “Parenting in an Era of Techonogy”, Founder/Executive Director, W.TEC, Mrs. Oreoluwa Lesi said there is need to monitor ...

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FG Plans Social Media Engagement Policy

Edward Nnachi: Federal Government has concluded plans to come up with Digital Engagement Policy that would hold citizens accountable and then guide government on the best approach to relate with the population digitally. The Special Adviser to the president on Digital Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, disclosed this at the 2017 Social Media Week (SMW) currently taking in at the Landmark Centre, ...

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Workplace By Facebook Berths Oct 10

Staff Writer: Workplace, by Facebook (formerly known as Facebook at Work) is launched October 10 and will be available to any organization who wants access. Organizations will apply through the Workplace website and will be connected to a member of the Workplace team, according to a statement from the social network company. IT NEWS NIGERIA gathered that Workplace by Facebook ...

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11 Lessons I Learned From Running a Digital Marketing Agency

  Born and raised in New Zealand I always knew that I would do something big with my life. It started in 2011 when I co-founded a digital marketing agency called AllFamous Digital in Manila, Philippines. At the time I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and made numerous costly mistakes along the way. Five years on, a few notches on ...

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16m Nigerians Visit Facebook A Month, 7.2m A Day

Facebook  announced 16 million Nigerians visit the social network page every month  and each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile. Facebook’s visit coincided with Friends Day (4 February), or Facebook’s 12th birthday. During the past five years, the global Facebook community has more than doubled in size, and its community in Nigeria continues to grow. ...

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WhatsApp Users Now Billion Worldwide

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Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to CEO and  and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page.”There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” The ranks of people using WhatsApp have more than doubled since California-based Facebook bought the ...

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