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24
Jun
09

How a simple geek gathering could make the South African Internet better

Let me start off by saying that the inaugural Geek Retreat that took place this past weekend (19-21 June 2009) at the beautiful Elephant Sanctuary in Hartebeestpoort wasn’t so much about geeks, Internet professionals, tech journalists, and entrepreneurs getting together and having a good chinwag over a single malt and blazing bonfire as it was [...]

04
Dec
08

SA will experience strong Internet growth over the next 5 years says goldstuck

Earlier today, Internet researcher and commentator, Arthur Goldstuck, presented the findings of World Wide Worx’s much anticipated “Internet Access in South Africa 2008″ study during the keynote of the Networkers at Cisco Live! conference which finished today at the Sandton Convention Centre. Amongst the highlights were the fact that the Internet user base in South [...]

01
Oct
07

Me on CNBC Africa

An interview with Kaleidoscope host Mandlakazi Mpahlwa (aired 26/09/2007) where I briefly discuss The Times and the state of new media in South Africa:

29
Nov
06

Publishing tools for online journalists

OJR has created a Wiki of *mostly* free tools and web services that journalists can take advantage of to improve their storytelling and multimedia skills. The Wiki is divided into several subsections including multimedia, blogs/CMS, picture & video services, forums, RSS, newsletters and HTML/CSS references. Although I’d say that in its current state the Wiki [...]

21
Nov
06

Identity Crisis hits Second Life

Residents of the extremely popular MMPORG ‘Second Life’ have been up-in-their-virtual-arms since last week, after an in-game ‘tool’ was made available for download which not only threatens their virtual identities but also potentially their livelihoods’ reports InformationWeek. CopyBot, which was initially designed as a debugging tool for the game’s developer Linden Lab, was reportedly modified [...]

02
Nov
06

100 Millions Websites and Counting

CNN has posted an interesting story on the Web passing the 100 million mark in October based on research conducted by Internet monitoring company Netcraft: Web reaches new milestone: 100 million sites However, some of the findings do raise a couple of important questions in my mind. If Technorati is to be believed (they claim [...]

02
Nov
06

Interview on Blogging and Advertising

Below is the transcript of my interview with Duncan Alfers which will feature in an upcoming article in Intelligence Magazine. What is your opinion on using blogs as a platform for advertising? Blog and online ad spend for that matter, have grown tremendously over the last couple of years and we’ve seen it start to [...]

12
Oct
06

NML at the forefront of Citizen Journalism… huh?

Vincent and I had a bit of a laugh today when I opened up the International version of OhMyNews and clicked through to the Citizen Reporter Resources feature. To our amazement the NML is featured in the article, although we didn’t know anything about it and weren’t contacted by the author. What follows is even [...]

12
Oct
06

What would a YouTube Clip with Google Ads look like?

The net is just seething with speculation and horse-bet predictions in the aftermath of the Google – YouTube buyout which has resulted in more than just a few upset people, including myself of course. Watch this hilarious spoof to see what some people think might happen to YouTube sometime in the near future…

05
Oct
06

We Own the Internet!

Net neutrality is an issue that is increasingly hotting up in the US within Congress and amongst various stakeholders. In a nutshell, the term refers to the proposed practise of ISPs and telecoms manipulating or blocking Internet traffic based on financial gain or practical/’logistical’ reasons. A new spoof website called We Own the Net gives [...]


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