A week in Cape Town

Trying to live up to the blog’s motto of always procrastinating productively, myself and Ingrid Heydenrych ventured into Cape Town this week with high expectancies of living The Big City Life while doing an internship at NetNuus, an online Afrikaans news platform.

To be fair, “internship” rather involved quietly doing our own work for Die Matie‘s youngest child, an app that posts short news updates throughout the day. Nevertheless, we got to hang out in the Media24 quarters, which is like heaven for us.  Continue reading “A week in Cape Town”

How to interpret text messages

Many speak of a simpler the time, a time when text messaging did not exist. From what I have been told and can deduct from early wall encryptions, people use to speak directly to each other. They spent more time trying to reach each other than understanding each other. It seemed like they usually always know exactly what the other person was trying to communicate, except when miscommunication was forced for the sake of comedy.

These days we are left with the mess technology have left us to deal with – text messaging. Communication has gotten faster, but has interpreting it? When texting, there are a lot of factors left for us to interpret, like the particular tone of voice, hand gestures and facial reactions. I thus decided to create this understanding-texting article. Continue reading “How to interpret text messages”