Monthly Archives: September 2007

Facebook: A collision of private & professional

I promised myself I wouldn’t write about Facebook. Everyone’s writing and talking about it. And I just hate being part of a mob. However part of a mob I am, as I am a Facebook user. And I need help. I must admit I love it and I love burning my company’s bandwidth while using […]

10 Future Web Trends to watch

It’s a web 2.0 world these days. I never thought I’d use the term so frequently and freely, but it does encapsulate a new culture and way of doing things on the web. Read/Write Web — now my favourite website — has an excellent analysis of what it considers to be the Top 10 Web […]

Excuse me, there's a hole in this plane

On the way back from Port Elizabeth to Jo’burg on Wednesday evening, I took this shot with my cellphone of a very disturbing looking wall panel inside the plane, right where I was sitting. A gaping hole in the plane wall is not good, especially at 1 000 feet in the air. My question of […]

Convergence heralds the age of the reader

This was the presentation that never was at Highway Africa. My session got turned into a panel discussion because it was to be broadcast on SABC. So here it is: The digital age is driving the convergence of devices and media. Convergence isn’t just a techie thing, but a fundamental change in the way we […]

Business of online media and blogosphere

At the Digital Citizen’s Indaba, I presented on the business issues of online media and the blogosphere, from my own experiences as a blogger and working as a media professional at the M&G Online. Banner ads in online media are still relatively unsophisticated. The problem is that most online advertising models on media still resemble […]

Blogging @ Digital Citizen's Indaba and Rat Convergence

I’m at the Digital Citizen’s Indaba (DCI) and the Highway Africa Conference in Grahamstown. I’ll be presenting thoughts on the “business of the web” — issues of making revenue from blogs and websites. Of course, deriving revenue from your blog and your website is the burning issue, especially if this is your primary income. It’s […]

First picture of local blogosphere emerges

The country’s leading internet analyst, Arthur Goldstuck of World Wide Worx, has published some interesting statistics on the local blogosphere. If you haven’t seen it already, he published this on his Thought Leader blog. He collated the data from a variety of blog aggregators and blog hosting platforms, including 24.com, Mweb, Amagama, and iblog. Arthur […]