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Chemory Gunko
How social media is destroying our society
Yes you do see that a lot I agree.... my partner lives in Aruba and we're in a long distance relationship (hopefully not for much longer!!!), so I've even been guilty of that, so I have empathy for mitigating circumstances, but I do try and limit that to when it doesn't impact other peoples' time.

Did you watch the Guardian piece I linked to? In the lust section, the lady interviewed couldn't make it through the interview without stopping to tweet and reply to tweets. Likewise she's given up on relationships and live-in boyfriends, because her relationships interfere in her twitter time.

It's like the youngsters who all get together at a party and then sit around Facebooking and Tweeting the whole time - those are the extremes that get to me.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:56
Bruce McNabb
How social media is destroying our society
I disagree on all levels.

My friends and family have not been negatively impacted by social media. It hasn't stumped me or anyone I know socially.

If anything I have made better friends with acquaintances that I now physically see and am friends with.

Yes Facebook provides a soap-box to express opinions, then how different is it to Bizcommunity save that you have the option of anonymity here.

So if anything, I would prefer comment from FB because at least people back their opinions.

7 sins of social media, what nonsense.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:54
Donnette Davis
Soweto Marathon to Just Do It
Absolutely fantastic news! 2013 was a devastating blow for many thousands of athletes... let's #Makeithappen... Big up to Nike...
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:53
Bronwen Del Paggio
How social media is destroying our society
Thank you. Writing is not my talent, but it certainly is yours. well said and very true.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:53
Chemory Gunko
How social media is destroying our society
I totally agree with you Alexander - everything evolves and changes our lives. And as I say in the second to last paragraph:

"Social media has maybe been an eye opener and built a global village, but its time in the guise that we've known it is coming to an end."

I agree it's changing, it's guise is changing. It won't leave, but like the Internet has always evolved, the role of social media is changing.

Nothing gets left behind and social media has become too interwoven into our lives to leave completely, but it's going to change.

The article however is about how it's affecting and impacting us as a society and the kinds of societal problems that it creates.

That's what we want to strike a conversation about - because when we talk about that we can help it evolve into something useful.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:50
Shantaram
How social media is destroying our society
At a dinner party last week a guest left the table and disappeared Whats Apping for half an hour. We finished our meal and dessert and eventually her boyfriend had to retrieve her out of the bathroom. Unforgiveable discourtesy to her hosts........!!!! She was unabashed!
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:49
Chemory Gunko
How social media is destroying our society
Thanks Viv :) Appreciated :)
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:43
Alexander Gaillard
How social media is destroying our society
As with virtually anything in the world there is always going to be a dark side to it. Yes it may create certain societal problems but I still think there a number of benefits that social media creates for cultures, subcultures and even old friends to connect. I don't think the answer is to completely neglect the medium but rather to find your own place within it. The ability to connect with people I haven't seen in years has helped me out many times and if it weren't for social media those people would probably have been lost to me. So many times I've heard my parents say "I wonder where [such and such a person] is". I may not ever talk to these people but I find it interesting to see the paths that people take through life, I'm not doing it to compare myself to them but really just for my own interest. Similar comments about social media could be said about cell phones. Should we throw those away? Or TV? Or the media? And what about the calendar? Or 24 hour time? You could argue that they're controlling our lives just as much as social media.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:23
Alexander Gaillard
How social media is destroying our society
As with virtually anything in the world there is always going to be a dark side to it. Yes it may create certain societal problems but I still think there a number of benefits that social media creates for cultures, subcultures and even old friends to connect. I don't think the answer is to completely neglect the medium but rather to find your own place within it. The ability to connect with people I haven't seen in years has helped me out many times and if it weren't for social media those people would probably have been lost to me. So many times I've heard my parents say "I wonder where [such and such a person] is". I may not ever talk to these people but I find it interesting to see the paths that people take through life, I'm not doing it to compare myself to them but really just for my own interest. Similar comments about social media could be said about cell phones. Should we throw those away? Or TV? Or the media? And what about the calendar? Or 24 hour time? You could argue that they're controlling our lives just as much as social media.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:21
Richard Gee
Medupi plant to be ready in December
Thanks.

Just experienced my 15th power failure in Pretoria over the past 12 months. Experienced 1 power failure in Cape Town in 38 years.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 15:12
viv quann
How social media is destroying our society
I have yet to find an article written by you that I didn't like! Saying it like it is! Love it!
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 14:58
Pat Pughe-Parry
Quality over quantity
Great article. I have made "make every word count" as my mantra and it is stuck up on my wall above my computer. It is amazing how much "babble" you can turf when you follow this simple rule.

I also find it extremely irritating when you subscribe to a really good "Weekly" newsletter or blog that instantly evolves into 3+ times a day heap of nonsense.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 11:41
Johan Horak
Holiday rental company doubles its website traffic
You say Google Adwords gives you dumb traffic. Interesting.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 09:43
Roberto Carlos
If they bug you, eat 'em
I seriously don't like insect and eating them "NO" way. Few weeks ago, I had read an article which was by pest control rocklin team and it clearly says that eating insect like lizards, cockroaches, ants and other pest affects human body in many ways. Some studies as also proved that eating insects can cause diseases like cancer.
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 07:08
Thammy Zulu
South African online retailer offers lay-by system
Setting up online layby or lay-aside is payment option is actually simple. Any website running on woocommerce, opencart, magento or prestashop can easily install and plug-in ! Up and running in few steps. Currently this option is only available on PayPal.See example here : http://gebzone.co.za/2014/07/buying-on-lay-buy-or-laybye-online-in-south-africa-plugin-woocommerce/
Posted on 30 Jul 2014 16:06
Raymond Buckle
Airtel wins case against Safaricom to open up M-Pesa
Open is better!
Posted on 30 Jul 2014 13:15
Marius Cronjé
Consumers fleece providers by cancelling debit orders
I represent a small retail group and this practice have reached crisis levels over recent months! Due to this, I went on a "fact finding mission" to the four major banks and Capitec recently.

All the staff I spoke with were very frustrated by the practice and due to the ever-increasing volumes, their systems have been streamlined to make the process easier and not block up the queues - in some cases they don't even need to complete forms anymore!

The Banking Ombudsman cannot assist unless we exhaust all the complaints procedures at branch level, but none of the banks were prepared to accept formal complaints form me. The Banking Council and the National Credit Regulator never responded to my enquiries.

I suggest that 1. banks make it harder for the consumers to dispute debit orders by requiring affidavits and/or lengthy questionnaires and 2. allow creditors to reverse disputes if they can offer proof that the debit orders were legitimate by presenting credit agreements or debit order forms.
Posted on 30 Jul 2014 09:45
Anonymous
Solving the maths problem - a brain development approach
Hi there,

I have managed to get a comment from Aarnout Brombacher and he has responded by saying: ‘Unfortunately, I am not able to confirm if the WCED’s assessment included Montessori schools as well as home-schooling stats. The WCED’s assessment report is unfortunately not available, only the assessment stats’.
Posted on 30 Jul 2014 08:55
Evan-Lee Courie
Solving the maths problem - a brain development approach
Hi there,

I have managed to get a comment from Aarnout Brombacher and he has responded by saying: ‘Unfortunately, I am not able to confirm if the WCED’s assessment included Montessori schools as well as home-schooling stats. The WCED’s assessment report is unfortunately not available, only the assessment stats’.
Posted on 30 Jul 2014 08:55
denver daylan
Giving your brand the "cool factor" in 2013 (part I)
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Posted on 30 Jul 2014 07:53
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