Vincent Maher

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The future of the web

A few events have got me thinking about the direction of the Web over the next twenty years or so. The first was a conversation I had with Matthew Buckland about whether Facebook, or something like it, would become a type of operating system in the future, and the second was Google’s announcement of OpenSocial…

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The racism is in the reading

The “firing” of David Bullard has kept my mind busy all weekend because I have an uncomfortable sense that something is very wrong with the situation and its various interpretations. Aside from these concerns, something that concerns me even more is that I don’t feel safe writing this post because I suspect the same mindset…

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Thought Leader and racial/gender representation

Before we launched Thought Leader, its management team got together to discuss the invitation process. All three of us would have been classified as “white” by the National Party government and, indeed, we have benefited from the fact our parents were white through our access to education during the transition phase from apartheid to our…

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Zuma sings Umshini Wami at the ANC conference

The Mail & Guardian Online team just got back from Polokwane and Thembelihle Tshabalala had this video on her camera of ANC president Jacob Zuma singing Umshini Wami with the delegates after his first address. For those who weren’t there, or didn’t watch it on television, this clip gives you an idea of the power…

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There is no such thing as Truth, only degrees of culpability

The reason social theorists that could be classified as postmodernists have failed to deal with the changes brought about by the newer trends in digital media usage is simple — these changes represent, materially, what they have been thinking about for close to 40 years. Proclaiming the advent of postmodernism is no longer radical, but…

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Forget the quality of journalism, let’s talk about the audience

Time and time again I hear it said that the quality of journalism is deteriorating in South Africa. Frankly this is rubbish — what is declining is the quality of the audience. The source of this criticism is a society that has become a carcass of fat and bone with very little meat. The sad…

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South African bloggers don’t whine about crime

I read with interest a few posts on the local blogosphere about how South Africans whinge and whine about the crime rate, so I became curious whether this is true on the local blogosphere. I did some digging into the statistical data I have on Amatomu.com and found the following that only 0,3% of the…

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South African bloggers don’t whine about crime

I read with interest a few posts on the local blogosphere about how South Africans whinge and whine about the crime rate, so I became curious whether this is true on the local blogosphere. I did some digging into the statistical data I have on Amatomu.com and found the following that only 0,3% of the…

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Drink a galon of jin, die, get in a tomb and relaaaaax (sic)

In my life, I have a sense that a lot of pwnage has happened but I never really knew what it meant or even how to say “me & the l337 pwned you n00bz” properly. Today I decided it was time to get my facts straight about the origins of the words “pwn”, “l337″ and…

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