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My strange writing process

What is your writing process? I thought I'd write about my strange writing process as part of my writing process. It's all very meta.
What is your writing process? I thought I'd write about my strange writing process as part of my writing process. It's all very meta.
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Justice League and Wonder Woman trailers - oh boy!

Warner Bros has released preview trailers for Justice League and Wonder Woman and these movies look amazing. I can't wait to see them even if I am a little gun shy after Batman v Superman.
Warner Bros has released preview trailers for Justice League and Wonder Woman and these movies look amazing. I can't wait to see them.
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Writer's remorse and things you can't take back

Writer's remorse or, as it is otherwise known: that feeling that "I probably shouldn't have told you that", followed by the overpowering desire to hide for a very long time.
Writer's remorse or, as it is otherwise known: that feeling that "I probably shouldn't have told you that", followed by the overpowering desire to hide.
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They're all third world problems

When you think about it, all our problems are third world problems. This thought from the Shower Thoughts reddit was particularly funny.
When you think about it, all our problems are third world problems. This thought from the Shower Thoughts reddit was particularly funny.
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Tips for capturing screenshots on your Mac

I often capture screenshots on my Mac. I usually use Skitch but that is more because I didn't take the time to learn how to use my Mac's bundled tools more effectively. I found a great article that explains how they work.
I often capture screenshots on my Mac. I found a great article that explains how to capture different kinds of screenshots on Macworld that is worth saving.
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Could Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition Be Better?

The Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition could be the movie I hoped for when I first saw it in the cinema. It adds 30 more minutes of story and action and I'm excited about it.
The Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition could be the movie I hoped for when I first saw it in the cinema. It adds 30 more minutes I'm excited about it.
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Spectacular new King Arthur movie in 2017

There have been a few King Arthur movies and Guy Ritchie's interpretation of the story looks like it will be a spectacle for sure.
There have been a few King Arthur movies and Guy Ritchie's interpretation of the story looks like it will be a spectacle for sure.
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Confessions of a police assassin: fine journalism

The Guardian's piece about the confessions of a police assassin in Manipur is an example of the kind of journalism I hope will survive into the future.
The Guardian's piece about the confessions of a police assassin in Manipur is an example of the kind of journalism I hope will survive into the future.
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Parent hack for kids with devices

We have kids with devices and we came up with what I think is an ingenious parent hack to making sure they dress, eat and brush teeth in the mornings.
We have kids with devices and we came up with what I think is an ingenious parent hack to making sure they dress, eat and brush teeth in the mornings.
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Why couldn't it be? Isn't a hack a set of coded instructions designed to create a result?
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Something for my wife and other Pokemon Go fans

Pokemon Go is almost literally taking the world by storm. I had to share this xkcd comic after seeing a little of the mania in my home with my wife.
Pokemon Go is almost literally taking the world by storm. I had to share this xkcd comic after seeing a little of the mania in my home with my wife.
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Too Israeli for Israelis

Israelis can be an acquired taste but is it possible for an Israeli to be too Israeli, even for other Israelis?
Israelis can be an acquired taste but is it possible for an Israeli to be too Israeli, even for other Israelis? An experience a colleague had suggests is is
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hi would like to visit Israel to catch up those fruits.
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Journalism as a service

One of Jeff Jarvis' suggestions for creating a more sustainable news publishing industry is to treat journalism as a service, rather than as a commodity content factory. That appeals to me and I hope that is what the future holds.
One of Jeff Jarvis' suggestions for a more sustainable news industry is to treat journalism as a service, rather than as a commodity content factory.
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Content marketing specialist, writer and strategist
Introduction
I am a content marketing specialist, digital strategist, writer and an Internet lawyer with a passion for the social Web, Internet trends, digital marketing and related themes such as online reputation management and privacy. I am intrigued by how evolving social technologies affect or are influenced by social engagement, both online and in person.

Innovative, creative and passionate people inspire me and supporting their work is a powerful motivator for me because these people are the ones who will change our world. I've been fortunate to have been able to work with some truly inspiring clients and I am constantly exploring ways to contribute that evolving social codebase and help create more opportunities for more people to be inspired.
Bragging rights
First specialist social media lawyer in South Africa!
Education
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Law (LLB degree), 1997 - 1998
    Law school was a fantastic experience. I took a variety of subjects ranging from gender issues to telecommunication law to constitutional law and came to believe that law can be used as a force for social change. As with my undergraduate studies, I also found that my legal studies helped me develop a way of approaching challenges fairly analytically and this was only developed through my work experience.
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Philosophy and Law (BA degree), 1994 - 1996
    I really enjoyed my studies towards my Bachelor of Arts and I think my favourite subjects were English, Philosophy and Law. When it came to choosing my majors for my degree, I went with Philosophy and Law. Law was a fantastic training for my early career and Philosophy was instrumental in laying the groundwork for my business life as a whole, interestingly enough. The thought processes I seem to have developed there seem to counteract some restrictive thought processes installed by my legal studies and work experience although I'd be fibbing if I said I remember anything of substance from my Philosophy studies.
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Occupation
Internet lawyer and digital strategist
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Brand risk management, data protection advice, copyright risk, legal advice, compliance advice, digital marketing risk, mobile services and content risk, WASPA compliance advice, direct marketing risk
Employment
  • imonomy
    Content Marketing Specialist, 2015 - present
    I am part of the marketing team and I focus on imonomy's content marketing and social media initiatives. My role includes content writing; managing imonomy's social media profiles as well as researching and analyzing various aspects of the online advertising industry.
  • Self-employed
    Digital Strategist and Writer, 2004 - present
    I have been writing about emerging technologies, the social Web, digital marketing and cultural trends for blogs or mainstream media for over a decade. I am passionate about how evolving social engagement models mould how people engage with each other and how influence dynamics change over time. My work as a digital risk strategist and Internet lawyer, coupled with my insights into the digital world over the last decade or so give me a holistic perspective on both digital risks and opportunities which, in turn, inform my strategic advice to my clients. I typically approach challenges laterally, exploring how to help my clients engage with various stakeholders more effectively and meaningfully.
  • Wireless Application Service Providers Association
    Independent Adjudicator and Appeals Panelist, 2008 - present
    I adjudicate consumer complaints against mobile service providers ("WASPs") who are WASPA members and are active in South Africa. I also act as an appeals panelist for adjudications which service providers appeal. My experience with WASPA also qualifies me to advise WASPs on how best to operate in South Africa within WASPA’s regulatory framework and South Africa’s broader consumer protection and data protection frameworks.
  • Web•Tech•Law (Proprietary) Limited
    Director, 2012 - 2015
    I specialise in social media, consumer protection, digital marketing and privacy related risk management. This includes privacy and data processing risks; reputational harm; brand and brand protections; digital marketing risks (including direct marketing) and innovative ways to exploit content using smarter licensing options. I typically consult with clients; speak at industry events; conduct in-house training workshops in addition to developing strategies to help clients better manage their digital risks.
  • Jacobson Attorneys
    Attorney, 2005 - 2013
    I left Werksmans Attorneys to start Jacobson Attorneys which began as a general law firm and evolved into a business/commercial law firm. I created a new media focus area in 2007 and became South Africa’s first specialist social media lawyer. I am admitted attorney at the High Court of South Africa with extensive experience in commercial legal work (including commercial agreements, legal drafting, vetting commercial contracts and providing general legal assistance to small, medium and large businesses).
  • iCommons Ltd
    General Counsel and Company Secretary, 2008 - 2008
    In January 2008 I was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary for iCommons. iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united global commons front by collaborating with open education, access to knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world. As General Counsel and Company Secretary I advised the Executive Director and the Board on a range of legal, regulatory and policy issues.
  • Werksmans
    Senior Associate, 2001 - 2005
    I began my legal internship (articles of clerkship) at a top South African law firm and remained at the firm until I became a senior associate. I focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis on long term insurance litigation. I handled almost all the insurance litigation for a major insurance company, Sage Life (now part of Momentum Life) by the time I left the firm.
  • Werksmans
    Candidate Attorney, 1999 - 2001
    I worked as a candidate attorney largely under David Hertz, a partner (and now director) in the litigation department. My role was primarily to support litigation work in the department and in the commercial department.
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