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!


Latest Girl Guides Bits

Here are a couple of my reviews that have gone up on GirlGuides for the last couple of months.

The iHome iP4 Portable FM Stereo Boombox – Snapshot

What is Google Drive? 

Nokia Lumia 710 – Snapshot

MICRO-CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 

HP Folio 13 Ultrabook – Snapshot 

Check ’em out!

GirlGuides – Google+ How To

A couple of months ago, just after Google+ came out of Beta and was made available to the public, I wrote a How-to guide for GirlGuides. If anything’s confusin you a little about Google+ then you can check out the full review here

I’m putting together an article about the new Google+ Brand Pages capability at the moment, so keep an eye out for that, which will be up soon!



What is and what should never be

so, after a hectic year, i’ve hit a slow day and have a chance to ponder. What I’m pondering today is the horror of designing a powerpoint slide. As a designer, a powerpoint slide really shouldn’t prove too challenging, however, for some reason, it can be one of the most frustrating tasks ever allocated to you, to design a powerpoint template. I haven’t quite figured out the reason for this. Perhaps it’s just that the word ‘powerpoint’ results in a wall going up around the creative in my brain. This isn’t just any wall though. it’s a 12 foot high stone wall, complete with a 20 foot wide moat around the bottom (a la 12th century british castles), and something electrified around the top (a la 21st century joburg), resulting in very little getting in or out, for some time. As far as I’m concerned, powerpoint = death to creativity. I know it’s an important tool for those people who actually have to give presentations but that’s irrelevant. If you Wiki Death by powerpoint the article begins like this:

“Death by PowerPoint” is a criticism of slide-based presentations referring to a state of boredom and fatigue induced by information overload during presentations such as those created by the Microsoft application PowerPoint.

“Powerpoint hell” is another term used in the Wiki article. Granted, this article refers to the horrors of sitting through boring presentations, but I still think the terms are pretty relevant.

Anyway, enough of my bitching about the small and inconsequential irritation of today and on to something to make you smile – gotta love Google, and motivationals :)

the wonders of 'The Google'