[Tara Turkington] While politicians have been stomping back and forth across the country, arguing about toilets and attempting to upstage one another while putting up election posters, another battle has been playing out in the social media terrain. It's a tricky landscape, with fewer - but arguably more connected and more influential - potential voters than those who aren't hooked up to the likes of Twitter just yet.
[Tara Turkington] The social networking phenomenon is moving at meteoric rates, and in 2011, it will evolve quicker than ever before. To avoid becoming a technological dinosaur, here's an A-to-Z of social networking and media trends to watch this year...
[Tara Turkington] Who is Jabulani the Octopus? When did it last snow on Table Mountain? What does a kudu sound like when it is dying? Why should we care about Australopithecus sediba? What happens when a whale jumps on your boat? And what in the world does any of this have to do with online destination marketing?
[Tara Turkington] As the last Chilean miner was pulled out of the Fenix rescue capsule this morning, millions of people watching on televisions around the world cheered with relief and jubilation. This has - technically speaking - been one of the greatest news stories of all time. Here's why.
[Tara Turkington] South Africa must be one of the few places in the world where you can start a company with zero capital and turn it into a success. But it's going to take loads of hard work, a great sense of humour, and plenty of glasses half-filled with optimism.