Tag Archives: Australia

Rugby hell!!!

This is funny. The New Zealand version of the well-known online Rugby Site, “Rugby Heaven” has changed its name to “Rugby Hell”. I guess that is what they are going through at the moment. Like most of the world I couldn’t believe they fluffed it and I was glad it was not us. It must […]

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 fluff has appeared in the navel cavity. The reasons for this have been the subject […]

Guess who owns facebook.co.za? Not Facebook.

It looks like Facebook doesn’t own facebook.co.za, its South African domain? I’m surmising this from the fact that: 1. it appears from the co.za registration data that the owner of Facebook.co.za lives in Cape Town. 2. it may be that the domain was registered on behalf of Facebook by the local, but I have my […]

South Africa’s Exploding Internet

Received a press release from Nielsen//Netratings, who run the statistics and compiles readership of the major websites in the local Online Publisher’s Association. Whichever way you look at it, this is good news for the South African online industry as a whole, and is no doubt spurred on by the arrival of so many broadband […]

Online news will supplant TV as leading source

According to a World Association of Newspapers poll online news will supplant television network news as the leading news source over the next five years. The Harris Poll also says but newspapers will remain a vital source on their own, and can become dominant if they successfully integrate online delivery as a part of what […]

Interesting people I've met at WAN (Part 1)

Rob Jonas – Google Media & Publishing head for EMEA. Tracked him down in the tent after I chaired his session at the Digital Round Table on Sunday. Vincent and I had quite a long chat about Google documents, Google ads (his lips were sealed on commissions) and the other stuff. He resolved to look […]

Australia, not South Africa, the leading country for burglaries

And the leading country for burglaries in the world is… Not South Africa. It’s Australia. Even New Zealand appears before South Africa. See Nationmaster.com. The statistics site appears to be credible and authoritative, with reviews from the BBC and NY Times and others. Looks like Clyde Rathbone better emigrate back to Durban. Ok, but let’s […]

Questions for Jimmy Wales South Africa interview?

Am doing a one-on-one interview with the Jimmy, the founder of Wikipedia, when he comes out to Cape Town this April as part of Heather’s Bring ‘n Braai iCommons shindig. Will be dusting off the old engraved journo pen for the ocassion. And I will write once more! Bwwahahahaha! (How long has it been?). I […]

IIE/Goldman Sachs Global Leaders

At the International Institute of Education’s (IIE) Global Leaders event yesterday in New York, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, we addressed about 50 or so university students, handpicked as achievers from all around the world — including one student that had already sold his online business to a big corporate for millions. I’ll probably be working […]

Netocracy

Netocracy BOOK REVIEW: NETOCRACY If Karl Marx were alive today this is the book he would have written. This is the bold, if not slightly ambitious, claim of Swedish authors Alexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist. For Marx, society’s power politics, ideology and social dynamics are shaped by the economy, most notably in modern times by […]