Is hiding behind online screen names creating split personalities?

Most of you reading this have access to the internet whether it be mobile, desktop or tablet and I can safely assume that you have at least one social network in the form of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and many others. The world has come a long way technologically, specifically in how we interact. The days…

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#Phubbing – how did we get here?

Why is it that we cannot even contain ourselves in restaurants or bars, on the dinner table, while walking and sadly while driving? We need constant reminders -  to stop phubbing all the time! What is it exactly that we’re busy with that could be far more important than interacting with the person next to…

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#SocialMediaAddiction

I recently attended a conference where Ray Keller was speaking. He made a very interesting observation:  everywhere he goes, be it a meeting or a seminar, people are always busy on their phone with every minute that passes. This made me think that social media has taken over our lives. Most people have a fear of…

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Infographic: Twitter sendoff to Vuyo Mbuli

The keyword – Vuyo Mbuli – received the highest Twitter traffic since Oscar Pistorious in my records. It is clear that the veteran SABC broadcaster, who collapsed on May the 18th while watching a Cheetahs/Reds game and later died in hospital, was a darling of the air waves.

Here is an infographic relating to his tweet mentions.

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#SAMA19’s Twitter traffic was 40% less than #SAMA18

SAMA19 – the premier South African annual music awards event – got off to a slow start on Twitter in its 19 edition this past Friday. The event ended on a high of over 16K tweet mentions last night.

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Analysis of 25 influential #tweeps shows that more #Twitter followers = more #fakes

The simple truth about social networks is that we use them predominantly for saying something to someone who is hopefully not only listening, but will also find what we say interesting enough to want to share it with their other friends/followers/fans. In the Twitter context, Twitterers want to have followers who are real, attentive and responsive. The default…

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