Archive | September, 2010

A-Z of Social Media – Part 2

This is part 2 of an A to Z of Social Media that I developed to start finding pointers in the chaotic worlds of internet forums, social blogs, picture sharing sites, joint projects, microblogs, content communities, social networking sites, virtual game worlds, virtual communities, vlogs (video-blogs), wall-postings, instant messaging, music-sharing, crowdsourcing, and podcasts. Nouns and […]

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What do nicknames say about us?

We use nicknames to show affection, like Danny for Daniel or Gorgeous for a girlfriend, or to indicate dislike, like The Terminator for a boss. Nowadays, nicknames can even be turned into brand names. What’s really behind a nickname? It’s about the relationship We never give nicknames or affective names to people we don’t have […]

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How to confront respectfully: 7 steps

From time to time, we all need to confront people we live or work with. When you are a pleaser, you hate doing this and try your utmost to avoid it, hoping the problem goes away. When you are a fighter or confronter, you sometimes do it too quickly and with more aggression than needed. […]

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PET wine bottles: Plastic is fantastic

I was absolutely horrified when I saw the new Backsberg “Tread Lightly” in a supermarket recently. I mean we’re still trying to get our heads around cork versus screw cap, now the wine industry is throwing another curve ball at us: Polyethylene terephthalate aka PET bottles. Or just call it plastic if you prefer. Why […]

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Moroccan Hot Pot

Another robust, fibre-rich, low-fat vegetarian recipe from the Good Food Diet. Can something that’s so good for you taste so delicious? Intense tomato flavours mixed with the exotic flavours of Morocco. Different shapes, textures, colours, tastes – all in one bowl. This dish promises to satisfy all your senses. Bursting with fibre and low in […]

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From setting goals to implementing action plans

You have taken the time to clarify your goals (see previous article on goal setting). Regardless of whether these are business or personal, your goals will remain a “pie in the sky” unless you go to the next step of putting an action plan together to take you to your goals. Interestingly, the phrase “pie […]

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A-Z of Social Media – Part 1

Social media refers to all types of online media that speed up exchange as opposed to conventional media, which delivers content but doesn’t allow readers to play a part in making or growing the content. It is basically internet-based applications where people are talking, contributing, partaking and networking online. I have developed an A to […]

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