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Educating the masses

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If you have ready access to the Internet, it’s most likely that the first place you’ll look for information is online. As a student, the first go-to for academic enlightenment is Wikipedia (sad but true). But the web is actually a great place for learning.

Are camera phones the end of photojournalism?

Posted by Ash Beddow
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on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
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Camera phone quality seems to be taking impressive leaps forward in 2012 with companies like HTC opting for imaging processors that makes cameras faster and more capable of features like burst photography.

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Cloudware: and why Google's doing it right

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A few years ago, my dad was telling me about 'cloudware' - applications and software which exist on the web and not on your computer's hard drive. 

What was once a distant concept is now something I'm using every day.

Olympics: the tweets-eye view

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For the past week and a bit there has been one thing trending on your timeline. World hunger?  Nasa reaching Mars in an attempt to discover where men actually came from? War in the Middle East? Nope.

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Peekaboo, I see you - the age of facial recognition

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Anyone who has watched crime series will know that facial recognition is used my law enforcement, but the technology is quickly making its way into our own lives. 

To all WordPress Bloggers

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Facebook, on Tuesday, has released a new plugin for all WordPress bloggers that operates in two ways: working with WordPress via Facebook; and sharing your WordPress content on Facebook via WordPress. Pretty convenient isn't it?

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Pun-interested

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If you are like me, you’ve got a healthy amount of scepticism when it comes to new and emerging ‘tech-trends’. Fly-by-nights and the dot.com explosions have created a culture of ‘join and forget’ – how many times have you joined some ‘amazing’ and ‘popular’ or ‘revolutionary’ thing just to forget about it - or slowly drift away from it (MySpace, anyone?)

FACEBOOK:End of an era?

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on Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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Facebook, quick unsearched stats will prove that no other medium has ever allowed people to be so engaged in each others' lives. I might be wrong, i think "everyone" who has access to the internet has a Facebook account. Facebook is probably almost 10 years old and as we know we as human beings get bored with things when its too good for too long! So it goes without saying that someday(today)Facebook will come under some form of agenda to cause it to lose market share and ultimately lose its position it finds itself in at the moment...which is dominance! It happened to all good things that evryone liked and loved and thought would never come to an end or be topped by something better, MySpace, Microsoft, Toyota to name but a few! And what do you know, Facebook's IPO is being discussed by 8 year old kids all over the world, stay at home Stepford wives are even getting in on the action, because Facebook has become so big, everyone who's everyone knows about its overvaluation and its subsequent (as analysts in the USA call it) "embarrassing" drop in share price...Frankly, I dont know what's so embarrassing about it at all, Im sure if I knew this was going to happen Zuckerburg must have known too? Its the preverbial end-of-the-road if one can call it that, from now on keep a look out for more "stories" to hit the news about Facebook or anything and anyone related to Facebook, this is my take on technological bubbles in the world, they come, get us all involved and somehow, as if to say there is a natural order to technological life aswell...it falls down, spectacularly too! 1,2,3 even 5 years from now Facebook will be a thing of the past or it will be a 2nd or 3rd option from which to see which of your friends checked in at McDonald's!

Loopy uses for social media

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on Monday, 21 May 2012
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In any community there are always the same kinds of people. The average Joes and Joanne’s, the people who think of themselves as special but in actual fact are also just average, those people who actually are special and those people who are a completely different kind of special.

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The web of public privacy

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Internet and privacy do not mix

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The Second-Coming of James Blunt

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Social TV brings T-Commerce and Open Journalism

Posted by Simone Redelinghuys
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Television broadcast is far from dead, it is simply adapting and transforming. The new broadcast landscape is not just about check-ins, real-time tweets, catch up TV or instant connectivity.  While television and social networks form stronger bonds and increased interactivity; researchers and media practitioners emphasise that this is not the only change social TV will bring.

You’re probably used to seeing #hashtags in programmes by now, a 2011 trend that allows those watching television and using social networks to follow, discuss and share their viewing experience.   Recently the series Game of Thrones and the American Superbowl have all incorporated aspects of social TV to stimulate user conversation about their programs.

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Ministers-on-the-go

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Who is watching you?

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Woza decent connectivity...woza! ........Woza lower data rates . . . woza!

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as most peeps head off for destinations unknown, the ability to share content on the fly, will see a rich exchange of media over the airwaves. Smartphones will be clicking their way through hundreds of pics, to be uploaded to Facebook and other photo platforms. Instant Messaging services are sure to enjoy a boost in numbers whilst traffic apps like Waze will show us wherever pork chops and eisbeins hide.( @pigspotter on Twitter )

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Nando's - R u Chicken?

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The original Santam ad was effective because it highlighted our lack of attention to the finer details ( the barman changed outfits 4 times). In true Nando's fashion, their response somewhat satirical somewhat slapstick took the mickey out of Santam by doing a "send-up" of the barman behind the counter showing how the menu changes. This enjoyed a great reponse on Youtube. Santam went one better by challenging Nandos's to donate a hearty meal to an orphanage in Observatory,Jozi. To be specific, 62 lemon & herb 1/2 chicken with chips, 12 kiddies meals with chips & toy, 74 hot sticky puddings,74 assorted cooldrinks and 1 Portuguese salad have to be delivered by 4pm tomorrow. What great showmanship by both brands, this tussle which is being greatly enjoyed by the masses. I'm certain that Nando's will not only oblige but use this opportunity to leverage brand position. All eyes are on 45 Urania Street, Observatory at the Johannesburg Children's Home, tomorrow. It is the social media platforms that ensured that this "tussle" was widely broadcast through posts, blogs and tweets. Twitter was abuzz and posts and comments on Facebook showed up the huge interest from Facebookers and tweeps. Youtube Santam video response received 63327 views at the time of my writing this. All in all, I wonder what Nandos response will be OR are they chicken?

Tweet That!

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My 5 top iPad apps...

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Do you own an iPad? If so, you should be familiar with the saying: "There's an App for that!" Well, what are the TOP 5 apps you use on a regular basis and regard as "essential" in your life on a day-to-day basis?

There really is an app for that. If you don't beleive that Apple genuinely trademarked this catchphrase, check this article out here and here.

So which apps live on your iOS-clad device and burn the non-expandible gigs available on it?

There are a few apps that I use on a daily basis and cannot live without. Here they are:

Unfriend me on Facebook! Follow me on Twitter!

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since my Rant from yesterday, I have welcomed my friends to unfriend me on Facebook if they can't handle my feed. They can rather follow my Twitter feed if they choose to.

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Coming out the Closet - i'm a compulsive, manic, disordered, social media fanatical frenetic!

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Good morning to all my friends on Facebook, tweeps on Twitter and colleagues on the other platforms like My Digital Life, Pinterest and the awesome 500px.

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For a quick peck on your cheek....check your Twitter feed!

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Im not an easy guy! in person I mean. I have little patience, though I always try to hide it.

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coffee, koeksisters and half-a-ton of memories!

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As more of SA get with Facebook, Twitter and the other networks, this is bound to create an even greater divide between those who embrace the social network platforms and those who dont. The benefits of creating online communities not only create opportunities for networking but also simplifies the managing of personal relations which is  time consuming and normally reqiures some focus.

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