Pownce

Kevin Rose is known in the web community as an innovator. His first big poject was Digg.com which was a huge international success. Digg is a social information website where you are able to submit “news stories” and other readers are able to vote or “digg” your story. The more “diggs” your story receives the closer it will come to being listed on the front page. if you succeed in reaching the front page of digg you are assured of a few hundred thousand hits that day. Because users constantly submit stories to digg you are assured that there will always be new content to read. If you have not visited Digg.com please go there today.

Kevin Rose has now started a new project, simply known as Pownce. Pownce is still in beta but you can join when you receive an invitation. I was fortunate enough to receive my invitation earlier this week and after hearing many great things of this website I was not dissapointed when I finally got a chance to play around with some of the features. it is a way to send messages, files, links and events to your friends. You create a network of people you know and when you share “stuff” you share it either with all of them or with individuals.

I like the fact that you can download a small application and have complete control of all the website features on your desktop. No need to revisit the website each time. Through this application you can also chat easily with your friends and I know we have so many chat clients available these days, but for some reason this one just feels smoother.

If you want to give it a try and you do not want to wait for an invitation or the beta period to end before you join please send me an email. I still have a few invitations to give out and would love to hear what you think.


Disconnect for balance in life

 

THIS weekend will be the first weekend that I spend cut off from my laptop and the internet in about five years. I have become a digital native even though, due to my age, I should probably be seen as a digital immigrant.

I have this uneasy feeling that while I am away, something may happen and I will miss it. I know that I am a little more connected and computer bound than most people, purely because I am constantly searching for the next great thing online, but have we become too dependent on constant connectedness?

The ability to have knowledge at your fingertips and to instantly connect with almost anybody anywhere? I also heard that the cellphone reception is very poor where I am going which is an added bonus, forcing me to adjust to that sort of situation.

I can almost see all the heads of people who know me nod and I can hear them say “finally!” Each week I advocate the use of the internet and the integration thereof in our daily lives, but this week I want to ask you to at least have balance.

We do need technology to make our lives easier and we do need the internet to communicate and have access to vast amounts of knowledge.

But each now and again, we have to switch off, take a step back and just enjoy all that nature has to give us.

I just hope that I can survive being cut off for an entire weekend.


VOIP now has voice in SA

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FINALLY VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is getting a voice in South Africa. For a while now we have been able to make calls over the internet using services like Skype and Yahoo messenger. But we have not really been able to replace fixed landlines or cell phones. You were also not able to have your own VOIP Telephone number. Finally there is a service available in the form of FreeTel which was launched last month that offers you this and much more.

Now you can get your own online phone number. These 087 numbers enable users of landlines and cellular phones to dial your VOIP number and get in touch with you.

If you have friends who have also registered for the service and installed the software you can chat with them online. The subscription to the service starts at under R30 per month.

If you want to phone a friend on his cell phone all you have to do is “charge” your account with a desired amount. Even friends and relatives overseas can have their own 087 number making it easy to contact them.

All you have to do is go to www.my087.com and register online. After you have received your confirmation email you download the PC softphone to start using your TelFree 087 number. Your subscription includes online call record, account, conference, voicemail and lots more.

But that is not where this service stops.

You can also have an entire business network of phones on this network and you can purchase handsets to enable this and make life a little easier and cheaper.

Visit www.my087.com and get your free number today and join the communication revolution online.

Ontmoet dalk só ‘die regte een’

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EK het ongeveer ‘n jaar gelede ook ‘n rubriek geskryf oor hoe jy jou lewensmaat op die Internet kan ontmoet. Die onderwerp het vandag weer opgekom met ‘n gesprek wat ek met ‘n vriendin gehad het.

Sy is vas oortuig daarvan dat ‘n mens eerder maar aan ‘n slegte verhouding moet vasklou, want waar op die aarde ontmoet jy op 30 ­iemand. Dit was vir my duidelik dat ek weer hierdie onderwerp moet aanraak.

Daar is baie plekke op die internet waar jy mense kan ontmoet en daar is honderde mense hier uit ons streek wat reeds geregistreer het vir van hierdie dienste. Jy leer ken die persoon voor die tyd op die internet en daarna kan julle mekaar vir ‘n koppie koffie ontmoet. Tradisionele plekke soos ‘n klub en kroeg is seker vir baie mense die ideale plek om iemand te ontmoet, maar ek wonder of dit werklik so ‘n goeie plek vir ‘n langtermynverhouding is.

Kliek hier om te gaan loer by een van die grootste dienste waar jy dalk net die regte een moontlik kan raakloop! Indien jy iemand sien waarin jy belangstel en met wie jy boodskappe wil verwissel, kan jy aansluit. Jou persoonlike kontakinligting – soos jou e-pos-adres – word nie aan die ander persoon bekend gemaak nie. As jy dan later besluit om jou inligting aan die ander persoon bekend te maak kan jy dit self stuur.

Dis net belangrik dat jy onthou dat daar baie maniere is om mense te ontmoet en dat daar duisende mense daar buite is wat ook op soek is na “die regte een”.

 

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ONE of the biggest software companies around is Adobe. It is possible that you do not know the company’s name, but I am sure you will know product names like Photoshop and Adobe PDF Reader. In the Adobe range there is a huge number of products which cover everything from graphic design, video production, web design and general utilities you just can’t go without.

Adobe has just released their Creative Suite 3 and after using some of the beta products in the past few months I must say that these new versions of these programs are definitely worth a closer look.

On 31 May Adobe will be hosting the AdobeLive event in Johannesburg.

AdobeLive has become a firm favourite on every creative and business communicator’s calendar. The event is in its fourth incarnation and promises to offer even better value to attendees with tracks for design, video, web, document services, e-services, motion graphics, best practice and more.

Aimed at a niche design market, the event is sure to be one of the most sought after events on the design calendar in Southern Africa this year. AdobeLive in Concert will cater to some 1 500 industry and enterprise designers treating you to both an exhibition of fabulous products and services, as well as a full day conference with some of the most informative industry personalities and experts.

Dreamagineers International have provided ClickKliek with two event tickets to the value of R1 260. If you are a user of Adobe products and you are interested in attending the AdobeLive event, email your name and details to info@dreamagineers.com. (Terms and conditions apply and transport to and accommodation in Johannesburg not included).

 

 

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DIT is tyd vir die groot dag. Almal kan kom, behalwe Chris en Penny – en soos almal weet, is hulle op al wat ’n troue is, so hulle kan joune nie mis nie.

In die verlede kon jy vir hulle die video of DVD ná die troue stuur, maar dit is net nie dieselfde nie. Dit is altyd lekker om iets te sien wanneer dit plaasvind.

Dis reeds moontlik om video’s op die web te laai sodat ander daarna kan kyk, maar daar was nog altyd ’n groter behoefte aan regstreekse video’s.

Vroeër kon jy met R100 000 se hardeware só ’n video op die web laai, maar dit was net te duur.

Nou kan almal dit doen en al wat jy nodig het, is die bandwydte om die video op die web te laai. Ustream.tv het ’n wonderlike nuwe diens wat die wêreld gaan verander. En dit is ongelooflik maklik.

Jy registreer jou gratis vir die diens by www.ustream.tv. Dan prop jy jou webcam of ander videokamera by jou rekenaar in en deur ’n paar stappe te volg begin jy regstreeks uitsaai.

Ek dink die potensiaal van hierdie diens is groot: Troues, prysuitdelings by skole, gradeplegtighede, kongresse of sommer net om vir almal te wys wat jy heeldag aanvang.

Daar is ook baie uitsendings waarna jy kan gaan kyk soos die uitsending van die Gustavus Corpse-blom (Titan Arum) wat nou blom. Dit is een van die grootste blomme en die plant neem 12 tot 14 jaar voordat dit die eerste keer blom.

Jy moet ongelukkig hoëspoed-internet hê om hierdie diens te geniet.

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YOU have heard all about blogging and maybe you have even registered your own blog. You made one or two posts but you lost interest very quickly. When you create a blog it does take a bit of a commitment to keep it up and running.
The guys at Tumblr.com realised this and developed a web log that would probably be exactly what you want. To make a simple analogy: If blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks and we all know how popular and fun scrapbooking is.

Tumblelogs are also slightly more structured than blogs and this makes it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create. Setting up your own Tumblelog will take about 30 seconds. You will receive a verification email and after you click on the link and you have verified your email address you can start immediately. You can then add customise your page and add feeds from various sources.

The idea here is to make short posts, little bits of information, maybe a quote, a photo, a video or just a few sentences. If you have a flickr or youtube account you can set Tumblr to automatically import your photos and videos. I see it as a place to post thoughts and things I like.

There are a number of great tumblelogs available click here for a page with the most popular ones. Remember it is a free service and it won’t cost you a cent to have your own tumblelog so sign-up today and send me the link toyours.

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ALTHOUGH I do not consume much alcohol (in fact, if a company had to survive on the alcohol I consume in a year they would be bankrupt in no time!), I do love a good bottle of red wine.
I know there are many wine connoisseurs around and they will definitely know much more about wine than I do, but as I always say: “You don’t need to know everything, but if you know where to find the information, you are well on your way!”
That brings me to www.winelog.net. This website is another of those free information user-controlled applications.

On this site you can register to receive updates on other people’s opinions of specific wines and what they recommend (or don’t recommend). Of course you can then add information on the wines you enjoy and leave comments that users can read to learn more about those particular wines. This helps to build a huge database of wine information for every­one who would like to know more about the subject. There are quite a few South African wines listed, but I believe we can do better!
So, when you really enjoyed a particular bottle of wine, why not enter your thoughts into the database for others to read? This is sure to also boost our wine industry internationally. So go ahead – open a bottle tonight, but before you finish it, go to www.winelog.net and enter your comments. (Please do this before you are unable to remember a thing about the wine except the follow morning’s headache!) This is also a perfect opportunity for you to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of wines!

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Advertensies op web effektief

DIE afgelope twee maande het ek weer besef dat indien ek ClickKliek se webblad effektief wil bestuur en ook uitbrei, ek advertensies op die blad sal moet toelaat.

Die web het ‘n uiters belangrike bron van bemarking vir enige onderneming in die wêreld geword. Die teikenmark het verander van mense in ‘n dorp of streek na mense oor die wêreld heen.

‘n Onderneming wat effektief sy teenwoordigheid op die web vestig, kan maklik sy kliënte-basis weekliks verdubbel. As voorbeeld kan ek een van die advertensies op die ClickKliek-blad gebruik.

Voordat ek die advertensie op die webblad gesit het, het ek nog nooit van DChoc gehoor nie, maar nadat ek die webblad besoek het, het ek onmiddellik ‘n bestelling geplaas. Die ongelooflikste geskenke wat ek in jare gesien het. Werklik iets spesiaal en ideaal vir daardie situasies waar jy weet jy verkeerd was en net nie weet hoe om die vrede te herstel nie.

Die beste deel is dat jy as eienaar van ‘n onderneming nie eens nodig het om webbladsye te besoek en te onderhandel met die webbladeienaars nie.

Jy gaan bloot na een van ‘n aantal webbemarkingsmaatskappye en teken in op een van hul bemarkingspakkette.

Honderde webbladeienaars het reeds ingeteken om hierdie dienste op hul webbladsye te bemark. Die eienaars van die webbladsye kry dan kommissie uit suksesvolle verkope. Hierdie kommissie word deur die verkoper bepaal.

Indien jy dus ‘n webblad het of ‘n maatskappy het wat jy effektief en teikengerig wil bemark, is dit dalk vandag tyd om by een van hierdie dienste aan te sluit. My gunsteling bemarkingsmaatskappye is Trafficsynergy, Offerforge en Earningsonline.

 

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WAT sou jy alles doen om jou volgende projek aan die wêreld bekend te stel? Ek het die afgelope paar jaar baie snaakse goed op die internet gesien wat mense  doen om, óf bekend te word óf om ’n produk te verkoop, en www.Justin.tv is beslis een van die oorspronklikste pogings wat ek nog gesien het. JustinTV is reeds 32 dae op die lug – of moet ek sê – op die web? Justin, ’n Amerikaner, het besluit dat dit dalk interessant sal wees vir mense om te kan sien wat dit behels om “Justin” te wees.

Vir die volgende paar maande sal jy 24 uur per dag kan sien presies wat Justin aanvang in sy lewe.

Hy het ook drie vriende wat sy dae saam met hom deel.

Vir ’n paar maande het hulle hul huiswerk gedoen oor die nodige tegnologie  om  so  ’n  deurlopende video-uitsending  moontlik  te maak en sover is dit uiters suksesvol.

Dit  maak nie saak waar Justin is nie, die video gaan ononderbroke voort. Jy sien die wêreld vanuit Justin se perspektief.

Die enigste probleem is dat soveel  mense  nou  vir  Justin  wil dophou  dat  daar  nie  altyd  plek  is vir nog iemand om te kyk nie, want hul  webbedieners  kan  net  nie die massas kykers hanteer nie.

Jy kan dalk nou dink dat almal dit seker nou sal wil doen, en jy sou reg wees.

Dinsdag het Justine haar eie kanaal begin en nou kan jy vir 24 uur per dag ook na  JustineTV kyk.

Ek glo nie ’n mens sal vir dae aaneen daarna kan of wil kyk nie, maar dit is werklik die moeite werd om net te gaan loer en te sien wat op die web aan die gebeur is.

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