Has the weekend left you feeling a bit behind on the latest stories? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Here are the top five trending stories of the week: 

1. 10 Social media terms you should add to your vocabulary

How can you ‘action’ these words if you don’t even know what they mean?
A large number of new social media terms have come to light over the recent years, and it can be confusing to keep up with all of them — never mind trying to understand what they mean or how to use them ... 

The world of social media practically has its own language. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered.

media update reveals 10 social media terms you need to add to your vocabulary.

2. 10 FAQs about social media law in South Africa

The thing about posting online is, you have to remember that your content is available to the public — despite your privacy settings.
Ever wonder if a social media post could get you fired? Or, if you share an image from one of your friend’s pages, are you committing copyright infringement? 

It’s time to get some answers! media update dives into 10 of the most frequently asked questions about the law of social media in South Africa.

3. Infographic: 2019 South African social media stats

South Africans spend the 6th longest time online in the world.
The Internet and social media have become an integral part of our daily lives. 'Liking' a photo has become the new way to keep in touch with people from high school, and instant messaging has become second nature.

But how much time does the average South African actually spend on social media? 

media update gives you the low down on all the 2019 social media stats for South Africa.

4. 10 phrases made popular by social media

If you thought ‘bae’ was the place where ships dock at the beach, and ‘salty’ is when too much spice has been added to your food, then you might be in trouble.
Feeling like your social media terminology is not ‘on fleek’? If you’re feeling a bit ‘salty’ about your terminology — and if you had no clue what you just read — then it might be time for you to brush up on your terminology.

media update defines the top 10 terms and phrases popularised by social media.

5. The ‘Internet censorship’ bill: Coming soon to South Africa

This bill aims to introduce a number of changes, including the regulation of the online distribution of content as well as stricter rules to protect children from harmful and disturbing content.
The South African National Assembly passed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (dubbed the ‘Internet censorship’ bill by critics) earlier this year, and now it has just been signed into law. But what does this bill cover, and why are so many South Africans critical of it?

media update gets into the nitty-gritty of the Internet censorship bill.

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Now that you’re up to date with the trending stories, why not check out our article about Social media sentiment: What is it and why you should care.