'Facebook is like a chair' - I didn't get it either by Linda Jooste18 October 2012 0 Comments
The social media giant, Facebook, announced on the September the 14th that it had reached its one billionth active user since its launch 8 years ago; to celebrate this momentous occasion they released their first advert – a one minute and thirty second video produced by, Nike advertising famed, Wieden & Kennedy. The result was largely a flop; needless to say their intended message of how Facebook connects people was completely lost in a string of far-reaching and abstract symbolism.
Tourism Industry getting to grips with Social Media technology by Linda Jooste28 September 2012 2 Comments
This year was the 5th annual E-Tourism Event in Cape Town, an event that brings hundreds of destinations and travel suppliers, members of the hospitality industry, and others of the thriving tourism sector in South Africa, together to discuss technology and tourism. The major focus of this year’s event was to educate how social media is used to leverage online bookings; and also for those in the industry to sample the latest online and mobile technology available. Five years ago the panel of speakers were urging these same collectives just to get their businesses online.
5 tips to optimise your social ranking for potential employers by Suhaifa Naidoo04 September 2012 0 Comments
Social networks have made personal lives public. Choosing to be a part of a social network allows for you to be scrutinized; which was once reserved for the famous. Scrutiny however does not only stop with your friends and ex partners, people are now being socially examined by potential employers as well.
A Rant about Language Usage in the Digital Age by Robert Dionisio20 August 2012 0 Comments
“We don’t need no education”. Yes, you do need an education. The reason you need an education is in the title. Using a double negative is an incorrect usage of grammar. So is using the words LOL, SMH and any other hideous form of socially created abbreviation via text message or in everyday conversation, because if you looked in the dictionary I owned as a student, you will not find these words (sadly, now you will, as the Oxford English Dictionary added “LOL, BFF, IMHO and OMG” in a 2011 quarterly update).
Real Time Wine pops the cork on new retail mobile App by Wesley Lynch17 July 2012 0 Comments
As a member of Angelhub I recently had the opportunity to be on the advisory board of judges of the 2011 Tech4Africa Samsung Apps Ignite. This event is aimed at giving start-up businesses the exposure and chance to pitch their product or demo to an audience of techy users, investors, customers and journalists, in the hope of creating traction and sparking potential funding. Andy Hadfield, founder of Real Time Wines, with his retail mobile app for reviewing wines came first place – awarding his business start-up $5000.