New Jack Parow video

Afrikaner-Gangsta** rapper Jack Parow makes me laugh out loud… ie “Ek is America, jy’s Iraq”… I mean, where does he come up with this crap? I wish I had a better handle of Afrikaans, but I manage to pick up…

To the 27 Dinner, James

Today the topic is transport. Chris Rawlinson, networker extraordinaire, of the 27Dinner, Stormhoek and Huddlemind, seems to be taking care of my transport needs these days — and this time he delivered a big car. For this 27Dinner we (Bridget,…

The trouble with Twitter

For those of you, like me, who simultaneously loathe and love Twitter, you’ll love this clip. It was sent to me by friend of mine and fellow Capetonian Rob Broster who is of the former camp, without much of the…

"SA companies beat internet giant to the pinch"

Um, received this rather surreal press release yesterday. Not sure I would have sent this out as a piece of public relations, myself. It’s likely that Google will respond, either with a polite phonecall or a legal letter. Or in…

Blogging about tweeting about podcasting about blogging

This made me chuckle. And by blogging it I’m acutely aware of the infinite irony loop I’ve created. It follows a similar meme theme raised recently, criticising the incessant over-analysis and navel-gazing in the “social media marketing” “sector”. (Intended separation…

Bad spelling at the BBC

Don’t you love it when the big boys cock it up. (Dedicated to Riaan Wolmarans, erstwhile editor & sub at M&G Online)

Spam king attacks my computer

Below is a screenshot of my Outlook inbox. You will notice a recurring theme. It’s bounce backs from a Thought Leader mailshot that, my colleague and friend, Vincent Maher sent out to around 15 000 people. What did I do…

The Bolton Deventer Twitter experiment

“Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one” – Albert Einstein “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” – Arthur Miller So let me start with this: People who are accusing me…

Bolton Deventer 'reveal' to spice up local blog awards?

So Bolton Deventer, the spoof online marketer, has entered the upcoming local blog awards. The rather odd-looking Deventer, who runs the blog “Webtrafficmaker” is a fictional character, a clever and funny parody of an internet marketer from Ermelo, apparently created…

So now you know

Navel lint: From Wikipedia: Navel lint, or more commonly belly button lint or navel fluff, is an accumulation of fluffy fibres in one’s navel. Many people find that, at the beginning and end of the day, a small lump of…

Expose the naked editor!!!

Who, exactly, is the Naked editor? We know this much so far. He/she was at the WAN conference in Cape Town. He/She has a crush on Vincent Maher, M&G Online Strategist aka “curly-haired bloke”. The persona is a he, but…