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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.

Mango's Wi-Fi edge

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on Tuesday, 21 August 2012
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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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New Media: ahead of the game

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on Tuesday, 31 July 2012
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Traditional media outlets have to constantly contend with new media for sports coverage. This is especially notable for the 2012 Olympics, where social media has taken the games coverage by storm. Sports audiences have even resorted to Twitter to criticise Olympics coverage by NBC. Affronted, the broadcasting network filed a specific complaint against The Independent journalist, Guy Adams, after he complained about their coverage. Consequently, Adams’ Twitter account was suspended.

Social Olympics

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on Tuesday, 31 July 2012
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London Olympics served on mobile platter

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Tim - Technical Intellectual Maestro ! @techXpertTim

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I feel that social media is a great platform for brands to create personas like Tim - Technical Intellectual Maestro or even SAM - Smart About Money from Nedbank.

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Why people who use Twitter love it

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on Tuesday, 03 July 2012
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Social Networking has become part of our everyday lives. Whether you want to admit it or not, most of us check every one of our social networks a few times weekly, some even daily. It has become a second nature, forming part of your daily routine. For other it’s not only checking social networks for personal use, but it has become part of their jobs.

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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?)

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 fuss behind the QR Code translated

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The Second-Coming of James Blunt

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Online Primetime: Smart TV makes viewing social

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From interactive advertising to digital migration and internet-connected television sets, the world of broadcast has changed from a passive experience to social interaction. We’ve gone from simple 2D viewing to Full HD screens, PVR recording and 3D display. 2012 is set to see another TV transformation as more consumers opt to buy Smart TVs.

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Less ads on paper and more ads online

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As social media sites are receiving increasingly more attention in the media due to "privacy laws" and advertising, I thought it pertinent to add my 10 cents worth.

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Who is watching you?

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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?

My name is ShackledMuse, and I'm a former twit-abuser

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on Tuesday, 27 March 2012
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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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Gamification gaining Klout

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Hey all, Been a while since I last wrote, exams and the like took up some time.

Some of you may have noticed in the absence between this and my last post, that Gamification has really picked up and been caught on the global radar, with BBCNews even offering an explanation of it, and a brief rationale as to why it might be successfully implemented. So, now that I've given myself a cyber pat-on-the-back for predicting the trend, I'd like to move along to an interesting little "semi-gamified" social networking tool.

It's called Klout and it, with your blessing, accesses your varying social networking sites to form an analysis of your importance, prestige, style and how much of an effect you have on what your fellow networked users use. Giving you interesting titles and achievements as it does so!