Tag Archives: local web

My probing interview with nomad-one.com

Local blogger and web designer, Nur Ahmad Furlong, did this interview with me for his “Web Guru” series. Me a guru??? Well, I’m honoured :-P… but I can think of many gurus on the local web before me. I know Nur from my early days at iafrica.com about eight years ago. It was an intensive […]

Amatomu.com reviewed in Finweek

Hmmmm… so it looks like Amatomu.com and local web 2.0 innovation got a great write-up in this week’s (April 19) Finweek in an article entitled, “SA Wakes up to Web 2.0”. Myself and Vincent are interviewed by Ben Kelly looking our cheesy selves in our Amatomu threads. They’ve specifically opened the article up (usually behind […]

24.com & Yahoo!

I wandered over to Yahoo! for the first time in a long time and was struck by the similarity of the site with our own, home-grown, South African portal 24.com. 24.com is apparently doing very well so far… and hats off to ’em for innovating — they’ve got a good platform to start doing some […]

The future of online advertising

Here’s a prediction: Expect online advertising to increasingly resemble television commercials. Soon there won’t be too much difference between an advert you see on your TV and an advert you see on a website you are visiting. They may even be one and the same thing. As technology and bandwidth on the web advances, so […]

The future of online advertising

net savvy The future of online advertising Here’s a prediction: Expect online advertising to increasingly resemble television commercials. Soon there won’t be too much difference between an advert you see on your TV and an advert you see on a website you are visiting. They may even be one and the same thing. As technology […]

International traffic on local websites: Name in Lights

net savvy Name in Lights On Google’s news page recently, Matthew Buckland saw the name of East London’s Dispatch Online above some world famous brands. But could they cash in on it? The other day I saw a story from East London’s Daily Dispatch website, Dispatch Online, highlighted on Google’s news site. It was up […]

South African websites: Who’re the Big Fish?

Net Savvy Who’re the Big Fish? The first statistics from the online industry’s new standard measurement system reveals some remarkable trends. Matthew Buckland crunches the numbers. South Africa’s online publishers pulled in about 3,5-million unique users or readers and about 106-million page impressions in the month of August. It’s the first time we have been […]