Register for the online Essentials of Digital Media Management short course, November 2020

Social Weaver and the Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership at Rhodes University invite you to join an interactive five-day online course entitled “Essentials of Digital Media Management”, taking place from 23-27 November 2020. This certificated course is led by our expert digital and social media trainers. It is suitable for all staff who[…]

How to see only the most reliable #CoronaVirusSA tweets

On Thursday 5 March the first case of Coronavirus was confirmed in South Africa. The hashtag #CoronaVirusSA quickly went, uh, viral, shooting up to the #1 trend countrywide. As with all mass hysteria on social media, there’s plenty of misinformation flying around. How can we as social media users ensure that what we read, believe[…]

Six free social media sleuthing tools for journalists and other inquisitive types

Social media sleuthing. Sounds kinda ominous, right? Not really. Nothing about social media sleuthing is illegal. It has nothing to do with hacking. It simply entails using freely available search tools to more usefully sift through publicly-accessible information that’s online. What you actually do with that information is, of course, entirely up to you. Good ol’ Urban Dictionary[…]