The Latest Social Media Revolution Video

By Erik Qualman – author of Socialnomics

“Each day, 20% of Google searches have never been searched before.” That is quite something.

1 in 5 divorces are blamed on Facebook as well.

Keeps you thinking!


<3 HealthBoxSA

A couple of weeks ago I saw some buzz around the launch of the local initiative HealthBoxSA, spearheaded by Lisa Raleigh, and Emma King (creator of The launch happened at Melrose Arch, and from there, give aways weren’t far behind.  I spotted one on and responded, and lo and behold, I’m a winna! The idea behind these boxes is that you pay a set amount per month and you receive a box stacked to the brim of samples and goodies to be tasted and tested, before you go out and spend money on the real thing.

The box is so jam-packed packed with awesomeness that you won’t know where to start. As per, ‘Designed by International Contemporary Artist, Bron Stofberg, the Health Box is an environmentally-friendly product beautifully packaged with the slogan “Love to know and learn to grow“.’ The design is stunning (I’m thinking of framing it and putting it up in my kitchen) and the contents have already found their way into every area of my home – they include healthy food products, fitness equipment, vouchers of epicness and beauty products.

There’s a lot of stuff in there! I was amazed so I took a picture of everything in the box. Check out the list pic by pic, below.

Tried this out last night – very nice!

Nice and light, sinks in quickly, doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or heavy, but not dry either.

keen to try this out as I eat waaay too much salt!

Got one of these in a Rubybox a couple of months ago – it’s lovely. Has a minty smell and leaves skin feeling soft and clean.

I went digging in this little package of delight last night and discovered crunchies, ginger biscuits, and peanut butter biscuits. Done.

My mum’s already tried to nick this to use on her hands with which she battles with dryness.

Took me a while to figure it out, too. It’s a resistance band, all rolled up into a handy little tube. Just what I needed as I missed getting one at our work Discovery assessment!

All in all I think it was a pretty darn good haul!

Find out more about the launch and prices here.

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I especially like the CL-app :)

Thanks Ray

Charlie Higson does Bond in 140 characters or less

Charlie Higson is the author of a series called Young Bond. This is not something I know much about so here’s the Wikipedia definition: Young Bond is a series of five young adult spy novels by Charlie Higson featuring Ian Fleming’s secret agent James Bond as a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College in the 1930s. 

50 years ago this month saw the debut of the first Bond novel by Ian Fleming. Today, Charlie Higson took to Twitter to tweet each of the Bond novels in 140 characters or less. If you’re a fan and know the story lines, you’re bound to enjoy this. If not, some of them are pretty funny anyway.

So there they all are. I think it’s such a cool initiative! You?

Microsoft XBox 360 Star Wars Kinect Giveaway

Disclaimer – they’re a client

But, Escape to Mars is quite an awesome campaign. If you haven’t heard anything about it, you check it out here. The idea being that the world is ending and we need a way to get to Mars. All you have to do is upload an object (it can be absolutely anything, from a phone, to your dog, to a car) to the tower in order to help build it. The bigger the item, the more distance in space you can cover.

When the tower reaches the half way point to Mars, Microsoft is giving away an Xbox 360 Star Wars Kinect to the person who hits that point. More to the point, if the tower actually reaches Mars, there are amazeballs prizes like a Nokia Lumia 900 and an Ultrabook!

All you have to do to get involved is go to the Escape To Mars website and register, click on The Tower, add your object and hey presto there it is. You can add as many objects as you want to build the tower further and you also stand a chance to win more prizes. There are also some awesome spot prizes like Microsoft Arc keyboards and mouses (mice?) as well as Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcams which are high def and apparently pretty cool.


Also, the whole website is built in HTML5 which is pretty awesome too.

It’s so simple, what have you got to lose?

Share it Maybe? by The Cookie Monster

This is completely ridiculous but it’s been one of those days and I laughed myself silly. And I know it’s been out all day but I’ve only just got to it now, so forgive me.

The Cookie Monster covers Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe.

My favourite version is still this one though

Ben Howard


Balotelli makes Memeland – Part 2

And my personal favourite:

Check out the first batch here