All sorts of lies – how to recognize and avoid them

All sorts of lies – how to recognize and avoid them

There are things one really, really should avoid when doing marketing or social media. They are obvious, but unfortunately, most people think they are so obvious they need not even think about them. One of them is lying. You know, that old-fashioned thing you were told not to do when you were a child. Lying is basically a […]

What does it mean to have a free press?

What does it mean to have a free press?

Depends on which country you’re in My old Journalism professor at Stellenbosch University, Johannes Grosskopf, died October 2014. One by one my teachers and those from whom I learned are,  as George Carlin would say, dead, not “passed” or “lost”. With each one’s death the question arises why should I care? I haven’t seen these […]

Try not to be unintelligible

Try not to be unintelligible

That’s unintelligible. Not unintelligent. Here’s why. This year, Stanford University has taken on Facebook with a new, super-secure social networking app, called Omlet. (Not to be confused with the UK website for keepers of chickens – really, it exists.) Stanford University’s registrar Tom Black says the university needed a secure, privacy-protected way to connect their […]