Social media

  • New Comma, A Social Media Platform for African Creatives Launched in Ghana.

    In Ghana, a social media platform for African creatives called ‘New Comma’ has been launched by Natalie Narh and Nigel Atta-Mensah. Natalie Narh and Nigel Atta-Mensah are the co-founders of New Comma – a 2020-based online platform focused on discovering, supporting, and providing opportunities to African and Black creatives....
  • Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Steps Down As CEO, Parag Agrawal Appointed CEO

    Jack Dorsey has resigned from Twitter as CEO, and the Board has unanimously appointed Parag Agrawal as CEO and a member of the Board. Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and public face of Twitter, is stepping down from his role as CEO effective immediately, the company announced Monday. Dorsey will...
  • Facebook Rebrands & Changes Corporate Name to Meta.

    Facebook announced its company will be called “Meta” to reflect a larger virtual world beyond just the social media platform. At Facebook’s Connect 2021 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse...
  • Facebook to postpone the rollout of Instagram for Kids.

    Facebook has placed the creation of a kids’ version of Instagram, aimed at youngsters under the age of 13, on hold in order to address concerns about the vulnerability of younger users. Facebook stated on Monday (Sept. 27) that it is delaying the launch of Instagram Kids, a version...
  • WhatsApp Rolls Out ‘View Once’ Disappearing Photos Feature

    WhatsApp now lets you send photos and videos that can only be viewed once by recipients. The new change initially started rolling out to the iPhone users through a new WhatsApp version on Tuesday. However, shortly thereafter, the instant messaging app announced its rollout for all users, including the...
  • Twitter to Establish Its Presence in Africa, Selects Ghana as HQ.

    Social media giant, Twitter announced today it has established an African foothold in Ghana and is now hiring staff for its office. Twitter has selected Ghana for the establishment of its presence in Africa, the social media company announced this on Monday in a statement on its website. Twitter...
  • Clubhouse to Launch Android version in Early May

    The launch can boost the Clubhouse users in India, which now stands at 100,000. The iOS-only app currently has 13.4 million downloads. Clubhouse, an audio-based social network for iOS, is eyeing to unveil its Android release in early May. It sees stiff competition from its counterpart Twitter Spaces, which...
  • Facebook Is Working on a New App to Compete With Clubhouse

    According to The New York Times, Facebook is working on an audio-focused social network to compete with Clubhouse, an invitation-only voice chat app that launched only last year. We don't know when Facebook started production its Clubhouse clone, but we do know that the team working on it currently refers to the product...
  • Survey Report: Does Ghana have a budding fake news problem?

    Nearly nine in ten (84%) of Ghanaian youth polled suggest that the rise of ‘fake news’ breaking out across their country and around the continent has impacted their ability to stay informed, according to the African Youth Survey (AYS). Commissioned by the South African-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation, the survey...