The online entrepreneur and the iconic newspaper – An unlikely love story featuring Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

It seems that the ‘death’ of print media should have been dubbed more suitably as ‘an ill-health’. It is true that since the internet came along to save the lives of many a tree, print publishing on the other hand, has suffered greatly. But print has found an unlikely saviour, or at least a monied …

Obsessive Comparison Disorder – the latest social media-induced mental health issue

OCD just got new meaning in the latest social anxiety disorder to be blamed on the importance of being self-important in the virtual world. ‘Obsessive Comparison Disorder’ may have always existed but the hyper-reality of social media networks like Facebook and Instagram have heightened the wired generation’s need to excel and exceed. Or at least …

#Hashtags come to Facebook – the “Air quote” of the Internet Age gets its big break

I distinctly remember a high school vocabulary dripping with the word ‘like’ – a habit that’s taken a lifetime (a short lifetime) to undo. Then there was ‘Quote, unquote’ and the ridiculous air quoting phenomenon that also took time to pry out of my daily gestures. Similarly, Twitter has made incessant hashtagging an online obsession …

TripAdvisor buys luxury holiday site Jetsetter

In the latest big acquisition in the IT world, TripAdvisor, the travel and leisure giant already monopolizing all of our tech-assisted holiday decision-making, has just acquired the luxury travel deal community, ‘Jetsetter’. Once luxury umbrella Gilt Groupe’s high-end travel arm, Jestsetter now officially forms part of TripAdvisor’s growing holiday consortium.  Jetsetter, a members-only site that makes community members aware …