n Without Prejudice - Taking responsibility on social media : student feature

Volume 15, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The old saying that it takes twenty years to build a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin it, has never been more relevant than it is today in a world dominated by social media. Social media platforms have changed the way people communicate and interact with each other. Founded only 11 years ago, Facebook is South Africa's most used social network with over 14 million registered users. Twitter has seven million registered users in South Africa and globally sees over 500million tweets every day. If you include users of Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube, you can count over 2.2 billion active users on social media platforms in the world.

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