Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Seven ways to #WarmupwithGoogle this winter:   🎬🍭🙇 Purchase or rent your favourite movie from Google Play Movies, stock up on treats, and snuggle up under the blankets. 🕯☕️🍩Ask Google about “hygge” (pronounced “hue-gah”) the Danish art of cosyness. And then surround yourself with candles, fresh coffee and pastries and invite your friends over for a pyjama party. 💑🎶🔥Get cosy in front of the fire with someone special and your favourite Google Play Music playlist. 👩🏽‍💻🍔🍟Pull up your favourite YouTube channel, add a few friends, some warming drinks and snacks and binge-watch to your heart’s content. 📚🔥🛋Treat yourself to a new book from Google Play Books, pair with a roaring fire and a comfortable couch for maximum enjoyment. 📱🔪😱Hop over to the Play store and download Podcast Addict and get lost in an amazing crime podcast such as Serial or S-Town. Perfect for a rainy evening – just make sure you keep the lights on. 🌞🚗💆Desperate for some sunshine and warm weather? If your budget won’t stretch to a holiday, use Google Maps to find your nearest spa, complete with sauna and thermal baths, to trick your body into thinking summer has returned!   share your favorite way to #WarmUpWithGoogle with @GoogleAfrica and spread the warmth this...
My Top 13 Useful Tools And Apps For Twitter

My Top 13 Useful Tools And Apps For Twitter

Social media applications are majorly the reason for such a big say for the entertainment industry in the cyber area. Social media platforms like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other. The revolution started from Facebook and was carried forward by twitter, which enabled celebrities and internet tycoons to put their own messages with a personal feel out for the masses. It also allows you (the common man) to see the trending topic in your area or around the world regarding any particular topic. The blue bird app has many other advantages which can be further enhanced by using certain useful tools that incorporate with Twitter and used as a tool in your business development. Some of those useful tools include: 1. Twitter Dashboard I love this app because it allows me to schedule tweets for a particular time. It is a tool especially designed to help an entrepreneur connect with its clients. Large teams of a business can use this tool effectively to reach out their target audience. 2. Twitter Engage I recently discovered this app and I love it because it shows me when influencers mention me or when verified accounts interact with me. On a business and personal note, sometimes you need real time analytical data about your followers. It will show you how a particular person or group reacts with certain kinds of tweets. 3. DM cleaner Since I follow a lot of people, there are auto DMs and spam DM. I use this app because it allows me to delete spam DMs. When you get spammed by other tweeps, you usually...
THE REVOLUTION IN SOCIAL MEDIA – HOW IS IT AFFECTING US?

THE REVOLUTION IN SOCIAL MEDIA – HOW IS IT AFFECTING US?

  Social media has been the child of internet which is now sitting on its shoulders. Trying to, rise even higher. It is a tool came in the hands of people who were long waiting to communicate across the globe anxiously. In fact, it has taken the place of eyes, ears and tongue of society; simply, a medium of expression effective across the globe. Social media has taken over almost everything sweepingly silently overnight. As conversation connects community, the social media has become the channel of communication. Taking fast leaps every day and every night. Whether there are social networks, forums, podcast, blogging or even micro blogging, it is all about sharing ideas, cooperating and collaborating to create art, thinking and commerce, finding people, friends and lovers. This is the reason why it is spreading quickly and effortlessly. It has also provided ‘space’ to ‘digg’ and ‘face’ to ‘flick’ and ‘linked in’ to ‘tweet’ everyone to each other. Approximately, 100 million worldwide viewers join YouTube every day, more than 350 million face Facebook, almost 10 billion tweets per year and a titanic growth of other channels makes it fastest growing thing on the earth. Social media has affected many things across the globe. Things such as work, politics, communications patterns, the way people get and share information about health, civic life, news consumption, communities, teenage life, parenting, dating and even people’s psychology. Social media is in fact the new backbone of business community. It is the greatest tool to market your business strategy and product throughout the history of mankind. It has the capacity to promote your business with...
FUNNY OR DIE COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA

FUNNY OR DIE COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA

  The world leaders in technology join forces with the heavyweights of video content to bring Funny Or Die to you live in South Africa this September. Samsung has teamed up with the brains behind internationally acclaimed comedy brand, Funny Or Die, hosted by Capacity Relations to bring South Africa a world-first, advanced tech-content roadshow.   Johannesburg, South Africa –  Powered by Samsung Mobile and in partnership with critically acclaimed, award-winning comedy brand Funny or Die, virtual reality technology will meet digital content live for the first time ever in South Africa this coming September 27th lands on our shores, transforming the way we see, consume and distribute content through powerful technology tools.  All aspiring creatives and script writer virtuosos’ are invited to partake in the ground-breaking sessions that will tackle new levels of content transformation, propelling South Africa into a new era of digital content creation and ingenuity. This ingenious roadshow, the first of its kind, will be taking place in Johannesburg on 27 September and in Cape Town on 29 September 2016. You’ll be able to reserve your seat for R650 from 15July 2016 at 14h00 atwww.ticketpro.co.za.   Hosted by respected South African technology expert, Toby Shapshak, this social and digital sensorial extravaganza will include the following exceptional guests; Head of Social Media Content at Funny Or Die, Dashiell Driscoll, Chris Heuer Head Producer, Video and Head of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa SA, Craige Fleischer, as well as many others incredible speakers. As the leaders in technology, having recently launched their state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, Samsung Mobile is excited to be the power behind...
Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

  Featuring a performance by The Muffinz + Training with the city’s Top Bloggers and Social Media Professionals 10 June 2016, Johannesburg, Digify Bytes, a digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa, with support from Google, the Rockefeller Foundation and British Council, is hosting its biggest training session to date – the Digify Bytes #GetDigified event on 25 June 2016 in commemoration of Youth Month in South Africa. The Digify Bytes #GetDigified event aims to fill City Hall in the Johannesburg CBD, and train over 1000 young people during a three-hour Train-a-thon where Digify Bytes’ own young professional trainers, will take participants through the following modules; Intro into Digital Marketing 2. Traditional vs. Digital Marketing 3. Introduction into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) 4. Web Design + User Experience 5. Content Marketing 6. Social Media Launched in South Africa in 2015 (and in Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), Digify Bytes is designed to open a new world of opportunities where digital skills provide youth with both personal and professional advantages that can create new pathways in education, employment and empowerment.  Since August, Digify Bytes courses have been offered at local universities, colleges, high schools, youth organisations and community groups throughout the country. Courses are offered for free to both participants and host organisations. “We’re really excited about hosting one of our largest Digify Bytes sessions to-date in South Africa. The goal of the #Get Digified event is to reach as many young people as possible, as we aim to tackle South Africa’s youth unemployment rate by up-skilling youth and enlightening them about the endless opportunities that can be unlocked with the...