Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.
Having an end-to-end encrypted messaging 'ecosystem' is a great way for Facebook to evade the full wrath of the law. It has come at a convenient time, too.
The Conversation Africa has set up a COVID-19 WhatsApp service to help stem misinformation around the virus. The service…
Social. media apps need to stay ahead of the global competition to keep the attention of kids.
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Despite efforts to wall off regional or national internets, social media companies will have to continue aggressively competing across borders if they are to grow.
Artist Kudakwashe Chigodo poses for a portrait with his smartphone in Harare.
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Apps like WhatsApp have connected more voices to participate in live talk radio - but this comes with new challenges.
Face to face, virtually.
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Zoom's privacy and security shortcomings are just the latest videoconferencing vulnerabilities. Knowing each platform's risks can help people avoid many of the downsides of virtual gatherings.
Social isolation is not new to many elderly people, technology can help alleviate some of the feelings of loneliness.
From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
What lecturers and students can do in the absence of the bricks-and-mortar lecturing experience.
Steps higher education institutions can take to ensure that teaching and learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical workers talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan, China, in January 2020.
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Social media has allowed researchers around the world to collaborate and co-ordinate their efforts to fight the outbreak and contain its spread.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
The hand that taps 'remove from this group' is the hand that rules the world.
Facebook’s initiative places the company in a complicated situation, as increased user privacy, while positive, could come with potential impunity for offenders.
Facebook is planning to put end-to-end encryption on all its messaging services soon. But governments aren't happy about it, as it could make it harder to catch criminals.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
Mobile instant messaging platforms are used by many health professionals to share information and professional experiences.
How Whatsapp supports nurse students in Nigeria and helps them transition into the workplace.
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
The government of President Idriss Deby in Chad blocked citizens’ internet access for 16 months.
Social media is shaping Africa’s political engagement in diverse and complex ways.
New evidence suggests most YouTube videos on climate change deny its existence.
Supporters of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at a rally earlier this year.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.
A customer and vendor exchange electronic money through a mobile phone in Uganda.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.