Social media: One man’s meat is another man’s poison: Part 2

When the idiom 'One man's meat is another man's poison' was first recorded in 1576, I doubt the author thought that there would ever be something called 'social media' 5 centuries later. On Friday the 20th of December 2013, I came across a tweet 'Going to Africa. I hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding…

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NCR’s muted #onlinepresence contributes to under-delivery against its mandate

The screaming title was splashed across many newspapers this past Wednesday: Half of South Africa’s consumers battle to pay debts. South Africa has 20 million consumers who have bought on credit. The black line in the graph below clearly indicates the worsening situation of those who cannot honour their debts. (more…)

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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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