One of South Africa’ largest news portal IOL.co.za has been attacked by hacktivist group ‘Anonymous Africa’ through a DoS (denial of service) attack.
“ignoring the genocide against the Ndebele people and for supporting a dictator”
IOL recently published an article titled, ” Mugabe hero of African Liberation” to which most sane people would take as a seriously misguided feature to publish, especially with all the emotion that comes with this doos.
‘Anonymous Africa’ told IOL that this would take place at 11am and true to their word nailed the site at 11am sharp.
Check out the Twitter feed below
Well played chaps, anyone showing any semblance to that tyrant running Zimbabwe should get a serious bitch slap
If this video doesn’t make you wanna go out and buy a Go Pro, attach it to your car and go mental on the drive home then nothing will. Simple advertising sometimes works best, a kick-ass product, some epic footage, mental music some awesome editing and there you have it.
Post this to the social media channels and okes will go mental.
Last Thursday Facebook announced another one of their famous changes when no one asked for it. The premise so to speak is a more focused approached to photo’s, graphics and video’s. Why we ask…well since going public the company has taken a pounding in it’s share price and the valuation has seemingly decreased, so the new look is hoping to attract more advertiser’s with it’s new layout.
“The News Feed, which provides a running list of updates from a user’s network, will serve as a “personalized newspaper” for Facebook’s 1 billion users, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at a news conference at the company’s California headquarters”.
“The tech giant has struggled to convince investors of its business model, and Facebook shares remain far below their initial public offering price of $38. But investors cheered the new design Thursday, pushing the stock up 4 percent, to close at $28.58.
The redesign could benefit companies that can quickly attract consumers’ attention with eye-catching advertising. It could also hurt smaller companies that can’t sink a lot of money into complex campaigns, said Peter LaMotte, who leads the digital team at Levick, a District-based communications firm”.
So the new catch word that’s being touted is ‘engagement’ as Facebook is aiming to keep users on the platform for longer periods of time and away from new social networks.
As part of their ‘Cookies vs Creme’ campaign, Oreo with the help of Wieden+Kennedy Portland have put together a series of videos featuring various and unique Oreo separating technique’s.
Yup the humble Oreo is causing some big stirs in the viral marketing world. Many of us here in South Africa wouldn’t be accustomed to the hype it first managed to generate during the Super Bowl, where apparently the lights went out and the chap managing the Twitter account was pretty quick on the ball to tweet “You Can Still Dunk In The Dark” definitely a ‘you had to be there moment’ but sharp nonetheless.
The first in this comical series features one of Wieden+Kennedy Portland’s own copywriters running us through the design and implementation of his “Oreo separator machine, or OSM”
I follow Helen Zille on Twitter and can attest to her pretty quick wit and chirps. But it’s pretty hilarious to see what kak people ask of her through the odd tweet here and there, you would like to think these are just people taking the piss?
Debatable…..a tumblr has been set up by someone whether it be the Premier herself of just a parody who knows.
Barry Bateman, one times Eye Witness News reports that seemed to be in the right place at the right time for most of the Oscar Pistorius saga, from arrest to the full bail hearing process. Why is this interesting…basically he went from 17,000 twitter follows to over 100,000 in less than a week.
While the news networks were scrambling there journalist’s and in studio presenters for one of the biggest stories in years, Barry here was on the ground and using social media to provide all that cared to read up to the minute reporting in a splurge of hashtags, retweets, mentions and more followers.
The power of social media, at the coal face of the story, on display for all it’s glory.
Check out the graphs on his follows growth -[Memeburn]
See what Barry is sitting on now, kind a of big dog in the twitter world now.