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Dave Greenway has a new blog called "This is Dave". If you don't know Dave or haven't read any of his stuff, you are missing out.
Dave Greenway has a new blog called "This is Dave". If you don't know Dave or haven't read any of his stuff, you are missing out.
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This is a technology I’d love to see integrated into Israel’s defense systems! I’m sure the IDF is already looking into some sort of laser missile defense system along the lines of Boeing’s laser defense system to supplement Iron Dome and its successors.…
I'm sure the IDF is already looking into some sort of laser missile defense system along the lines of Boeing's laser defense system.
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We were on vacation recently. It was more of a stay-cation – we are new to Israel so it was a perfect time for some local tourism. We spent the afternoon of the third day at the beach and I took a series of photos. I'd love to get some feedback, if you have some?
We spent part of the third day of our stay-cation on a Tel-Aviv beach and I took a series of photos I'd love to get some feedback on.
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This looks good!
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I’m really looking forward to the movie, “The Martian“. The latest trailer looks awesome: As cool as the movie looks, the real-life #JourneyToMars is even more spectacular. NASA JPL released a retrospective video titled “50 Years of Mars Exploration” that is just amazing!
As cool as the movie looks, the real-life #JourneyToMars is even more amazing. NASA JPL released a video titled "50 Years of Mars Exploration". 50 years!
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It wasn’t too long ago that Foursquare split into two and removed the gamification elements from the original app (specifically mayorships and check-in leaderboards). Now almost all of that has been undone with leaderboards following the re-emergence of…
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Sure, Twitter is used for all sorts of things and I don’t always agree with what is shared on Twitter but this tweet takes inane tweets to a whole other level: Girl gets surprised with a puppy, cries for five minutes http://t.co/HiI51HAUOl…
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I know using default WordPress themes isn’t the hallmark of a savvy and “hip” (or whatever the term is these days) blogger but I like most of them. There is something to be said for the official themes which are clearly designed for the release they launch with.
          I really like the look of the Twenty Sixteen theme that will arrive in WordPress 4.4. WordPress 4.4 is the last scheduled major release of the year and with it will come a new default theme to replace Twenty Fifteen. On the Make WordPress Core site, Tammie Lister published an … Continue reading Twenty Sixteen looks great already
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The Flickr blog has a blog post linking to a gallery of photos that capture people in motion using different styles, which I really like. Here are two of my favourites.
The Flickr blog has a blog post linking to a gallery of photos that capture people in motion using different styles, which I really like.
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I don't understand the appeal of Feedspot. I already receive way too much email. The prospect of adding another huge digest email with updates from websites I follow to my crowded inbox makes me feel queasy.
I don't understand the appeal in Feedspot and its digest emails with website updates. I already receive way too much email.
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Twitter finally announced that it has removed the 140-character limit on Twitter Direct Messages. Great move, but is it too late to entice users who already use other private chat apps to switch to Twitter?
Twitter finally announced that it has removed the 140-character limit on Twitter Direct Messages. I wonder if it will make a difference?
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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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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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paul@webtechlaw.com
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