We are not in Twitterville anymore, at least not how you remember it

Twitter is most definitely not what it used to be in a number of respects: “These are the features that make Twitter Twitter,” Sippey wrote, referring to expanded tweets. For established Twitter users and developers, that statement is hard to swallow. For one thing, expanded tweets are a brand-new product that hasn’t been around long…… Continue reading We are not in Twitterville anymore, at least not how you remember it

Twitter comes to the rescue as @PigSpotter helps co-ordinate hijack rescue

I saw this headline this morning in The Star (read the article on IOL): An sms and social network frenzy saved a Joburg man who was trapped in his car boot after being hijacked at the weekend. What a terrific story and a great ending for the poor guy who was hijacked. I disagree that…… Continue reading Twitter comes to the rescue as @PigSpotter helps co-ordinate hijack rescue

Twitter conditioned me to write badly

The problem with using Twitter a lot is that I catch myself writing truncated sentences and leaving out words as if I still have to fit my thoughts into 140 characters. At least blogs, Facebook and Google+ let me compose complete thoughts. I know what the response to this is: Twitter’s constraints force users to…… Continue reading Twitter conditioned me to write badly

I wasn't seriously complaining but @MTNSouthAfrica still came through

All I want from @MTNSouthAfrica is ubiquitous, high speed data access everywhere I go. Is that so much to ask?— Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) February 10, 2012 I tweeted this fairly facetious complaint this morning more due to a silly mood than any real complaint about MTN’s data network coverage. Our DSL line was on the…… Continue reading I wasn't seriously complaining but @MTNSouthAfrica still came through

From privacy to publicity and the #JugCam debate

The #JugCam debate is a minefield and its probably not a good idea for anyone other than a woman feminist to say or write anything about it. Any perspective other than a feminist one is sure to be as incorrect as any answer to the dreaded “Do I look fat in this?” question. If you…… Continue reading From privacy to publicity and the #JugCam debate