Social Media and The Law In South Africa | Who Owns Followers?

Last night 27 Dinner rocked. Not that it never rocks, but because it touched a nerve on one of the most pertinent issues as far as social media and the law in South Africa are concerned. I had many thoughts, as i’m sure many others had, after the discussion. I thought I’d write them down […]

2 Things Social Media Cannot ( & Can) Do

Every new tool is treated with excitement, skepticism, caution and a myriad of other reactions or attitudes. As with every tool there are problems it solves. Tools are only as effective as their use. There are also other factors that determine the effectiveness, such as the context and strategy in which they are employed. At […]

How Social Media Can Be Your Enemy

One of the evident marks of our time is social media. It has challenged our definition of friends, community, transparency, corporate accountability and movements. If harnessed properly, it is a tool that can be used to mobilise masses. Recent history, such as the UK riots, Egyptian uprisings and more, is proof enough. Social media has made […]

What I’ve Learned From Twitter

Some reflections on what I’ve learned on Twitter so far: Follow People need you to give them a reason to follow you. Do you have something worthwhile to tweet or are your tweets relevant to them? At different stages I’ve followed different people depending on what I am interested in at that time. There are […]