Skype and WhatsApp are putting pressure on telecoms the world over and governments are being forced to consider regulating such over-the-top services.
Sparrow received threats after her "monkey" comment on Facebook went viral. What does the law say?
There are a number of trends, attitudes and phenomena that we could quite happily do without this year, thank you very much, writes Gus Silber.
It’s okay to feel warm and fuzzy about Facebook’s founder giving away billions through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, even though he isn’t.
Billionaire's "gift" won’t directly help the poor. Instead, the money will be moved to a new investment firm – with the aim of making more money.
US presidential candidate is using TV coverage and the power of the social web to publicise his campaign.
The social media giant is testing tools that allow you to hide posts and updates - and untag posts - featuring your ex, writes Hannah Jane Parkinson.
Here's a handy 10-point etiquette guide to "liking" stuff on social networks.
Mark Zuckerberg's latest Facebook innovation represents the worst kind of digital slacktivism, writes Roman Krznaric.
When a billion human beings logged onto Facebook last Monday, it was just one landmark in the social network’s quest to connect humanity.
The social network's policy on anonymity is angering people who have taken new names.
Facebook has opened its first African office in Johannesburg as part of its efforts "to help people and businesses connect" on the continent.
Tim Cook launched a stinging attack on tech giants like Google and Facebook that rely on advertising for the majority of their revenue.
Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp has announced a Send button that allows users to send their Facebook statuses and news to WhatsApp users.
Virtual communities need to realise that the tweet can be more powerful than the bullet in this world of cyberterrorist realities.
The need to run more efficient servers made Facebook invent a new switch - which lowers their energy use significantly. The whole world profits.
The social network denied it was hacked, after a tweet suggested that hacking group Lizard Squad had been responsible for the outage.
Facebook and Instagram being down on Tuesday morning kept social media users frustrated as they struggled to post pictures of their breakfast.
What’s it like to be one of the biggest mouths on South Africa’s social media scene? Joonji Mdyogolo tracked them and got an earful, and an eyeful.