Category Archives: Culture

Do non-IT people participate in social news sites?

When I look at the way information technology topics predominate at social news sites, I wonder if that is really what their creators intended. What about people who don’t have a major interest in that – do they participate? I … Lees voort

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Englishness

To John Matshika. When I read your piece about how disconcerting you found it to be at Aardklop, I remembered the time I was in Burkina Faso with an English colleague. It was his first visit to Africa, and (for … Lees voort

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South Africans can’t handle a web debate

When reading comments by South Africans on Moneyweb’s brain-dead forum I feel ashamed. Basically just about every participant uses his anonymity to make hate speech about his fellow South Africans. And it is not just at Moneyweb, but every other … Lees voort

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Self-publicist howto

1.  Get your photo published, including on the Web. 2.  The photo should be unusual in some way: Use a prop such as a cigar and an arrogant, ‘don’t mess with me’- stare (David Bullard) ***  Clive Simpkins doing the … Lees voort

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A South African’s take on English children’s stories

Storymakers The BBC’s Storymakers seems to be always presented by a black person, but why is he called “Byron Wordsworth”, and another one is called “Blake Wordsworth”? This reminds me of the words of Patrice Naiambana: “scores of African actors … Lees voort

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