Dale Imerman

‘You can’t harness the power of social media in niche markets’

The social media buzz is barely dying down as more and more mainstream companies jump on the well-oiled bandwagon that has been created in the last couple of years. There is, however, one problem the social media gurus never told us — harnessing the power of electronic-based tools to further your business may in fact…

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Wine 2.0: The social-networking tool of the future

When I was 16 I met a very nice, cute girl. She lived in Cape Town and I live in Johannesburg. We met through IRC and had one of the sweetest “flings” online, with a brief off-line kissing-friends visit to her family’s wine farm in Franschhoek. I remember the day I visited her. I was…

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My exotic automotive round-up — with pictures

Selecting your number-one dream car is no simple task. But lucky for you I’m making your decision a tad easier by showing you 10 of the best automotive marvels of the past five years. No, you most probably can’t afford any of them and, yes, they will all exist as production cars for those who…

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Here, piggy piggy … get your licence!

No one likes to be called names. But let’s face it, when there is a generalised stigma towards a certain group (the metro police, in this case) people often whip out the verbal guns and start shooting. Take a look (with pictures) at one of the reasons why … When the metro police didn’t exist,…

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Stability strategy: When should we take the off-ramp down Rocky Rich Lane?

In my business, building cars, it’s all about how fast we can churn out a completed vehicle without sacrificing quality standards and customer satisfaction. Along with this we take into consideration our employees and contractors … are they happy? Are they secure? If not, how can we fix the problem? Yesterday evening I was sitting…

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No hanky panky allowed on new Airbus?!

Singapore Airlines’s inaugural A380 flight took to the skies a couple of days ago. But despite it being equipped with private double-bed suites in the first-class cabin, officials are reported to have said that passengers better not do the bouncy-bouncy in there … oh no! My recent interest in aviation and lack of Thought Leader…

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What’s the frequency, Zuckerberg?

On Friday I read a rumour that Facebook would be launching a possible iTunes competitor. Since then the rumour has evolved and claims a more realistic scenario that Facebook will simply be implementing musician-friendly profiles — a feature that will compete directly with MySpace’s Artist platform (responsible for a huge part of their growth). Rafat…

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Hiring: Hail hoaxer

10.45am — “Baby, apparently there is a big storm coming! So please drive safely! Love you lots.” 1.25pm — “Storm warning has been issued in the JHB area — Hail & lightning predicted pls take necessary precautions.” 4pm — The mildest storm I have personally experienced took place for a mere 30 minutes. I don’t…

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iPhone so sweet. Revolutionary indeed

On Saturday night I got to play with Apple’s iPhone. Honest opinion? It’s the best damn gadget to hit Mother Earth since the cellphone itself. Where do I begin?! I first started following the iPhone in the media when it was just speculation about a year ago. Gizmodo has a separate section for it and…

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Sexpo revealed — with video

Is this going to an Eyes Wide Shut experience? Will Dirk Diggler be there showing off his manhood? Can I cop a feel or what? This Sexpo thing had me wondering from the moment I saw the first of many billboards around Johannesburg. When I heard “a guy would be painting with his … ahem…

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