Malawi Twitterers

As Malawi celebrates independence day tomorrow, here is a list of Malawi twitterers you might like to follow: Vincent Kumwenda – currently at Muloza border, Mulanje; topics include Malawi news, world news, interesting Malawi web pages, and soccer. He also writes a blog. Fred Bvalani – in Blantyre; tweets about mobile applications and phones, Oracle […]

Requirements

This web project manager had a requirement blackout today. In a meeting at the day job somewhere in Switzerland, I seriously couldn’t remember if the tool that I evaluated six months ago – and which I am now using – runs on a Microsoft server. (Err… Microsoft server? Was that a requirement? ) Sometimes memory […]

Social Media News Room

Cyberwiter posted the above tweet on using social media to enhance your company’s online news room. The article lists ways how to aggregate text, images, audio and video to make it useful for corporations and their target audience. Ein gutgemachter Social Media Newsroom ist essentiell für die Online-PR: Er … 1. eröffnet einen schnellen Zugang […]

Connections

As social media is becoming more mainstream, I find I am discussing various tools and voicing my opinion in many daily situations. Half-geek that I am, I have explored quite a few tools over the years. For instance I find myself explaining: Why I deleted my Xing and LinkedIn accounts. Why it’s not such a […]

Broken WordPress Plugin Woes

Message from the admin: For a couple of days, the WordPress installation at Chiperoni was broken. The framework of the website was displaying but all content within a blog post or page had disappeared. I could see the content in the admin view. I finally found the culprit: version 1.01 of a plugin called Markdown […]

Reality Mining

Just confirming what I already knew. No need to fight against machine-readable passports with RFIDs (c.f. #biometrischer pass). Your regular cell phone (that’s without any fancy GPS functions) already provides all the data needed to track you wherever you go. c.f. this Namics presentation on Internet trends. Add some pattern matching with some other online […]

Gaming the System

Recommended read via Mlle A.‘s Delicious bookmarks: How we killed social media And probably a reason why many companies that are latecomers to the social media circus will never understand, why everybody is was so excited. Instead of following the latest social media advertising trend, my advice is: Be yourself. Be your-crazy-self. If it means […]