Giving Google plus a second shot

Giving Google plus a second shot

I’m a social media fanatic. Love socialising and connecting with people. Unfortunately my past experience with google plus was kind of disappointing. Well I’m bored kind of unemployed and with time to spare. So I’m giving google plus a second chance.

Since I’m a mobile blogger and social trender, I use google plus on the mobile site. I don’t have an app because blackberry doesn’t have an app yet. Anyway the mobile site is pretty clean and neat better than facebook I think. Just have a problem connecting with people there.

Its seems people only use google plus profiles to share links and share their brands. I’m kinda guilty of that to. Maybe if I added more peoples personal profiles on google plus I’d have more interaction. Also people hardly up date their profiles unless their a popular brand. I find google plus to be boring but sharing my links there do rank up in google search engines.

To be honest I think google plus has a lot of potential but maybe we need to give it a little more time before people actually get into it or catch with the trend. As for me I’ll still use it but not as much as use I twitter or my wordpress blog. Google plus still has a long way to go before anyone really takes it seriously.

Smart phones are made for more than just texting, let me tell you why?

Smart phones are made for more than just texting, let me tell you why?

What smart phone do you have? A blackberry, nokia, android or iphone. Well if you just using it for bbm ,instant messaging, facebook and twitter then don’t deserve a smart phone. Wait let me explain why? Smart phones have evolved to mini computers doing almost anything a pc can do? Wanna know more!

Smart phones means smarter apps. Apps that have higher capabilities. Now days smart phone apps can edit photos, edit videos, 3D gaming, high speed internet, video chats, edit spread sheets and word documents. Also you can read books in pdf and epub formats.

Had enough! Well I’m not done yet. Smart phones are also adapted for everything online made mobile. For example? There are apps for managing money. Apps for fitness and health. Banking apps. You wanna blog professionally straight from your smart phone! Well you can with wordpress, tumblr and blogger apps made to manage your blogs with ease.

Let’s not forgot social media. There are apps for every social network like facebook, twitter, gplus, pinterest, myspace and instagram. The list can goes on. That’s why I get pissed when I see people using their smart phones only for texting, when there’s so much more they could do with it. it pays to be curious to experiment with apps and have fun in the process.

#question: To the audience? What are you doing to get the most out of your smart phone.


Digital media is destroying print media in #SA

Digital vs print media so why am I talking about this and how does it affect me? My dad is in the print media industry. So lately he has been on short time because there isn’t enough work. Why? Because digital media is taking over and print media is become less in demand.

Digital media is everywhere from your mobile phone, ipad, tablet and pc. You can read digital media for free and its also interactive reaching a wider audience. Books, magazines and news papers are all gone digital , costing a lot less and saving money. Print media will never be dead completely because the older generation like my uncles and grandfathers still prefer the good old fashion news paper.

I’m involved a lot in digital media myself. I can design digital magazines, ads and so on. I haven’t made a career out of it just yet but I’m hoping to ,so I can help my dad and do what I love.

The point of this post is to keep up with the times or you will find yourself with no place in this world ,meaning employment or technology.


Its time for a new phone? Considering the nokia 210

To be honest I’m tired and bored with my blackberry. This phone is boring. If it wasn’t for the blackberry internet service I’d be done with it already. Also I got this phone for 2 years plus now, and the buttons and keypad is damaged but not so badly that I can’t use it, but I’ll just keep my blackberry as back up to download stuff and get a new phone as the primary one.

I’ve considered getting the nokia 210 because its a budget phone. Its affordable, it looks great and has a QWERTY keyboard and most of all its a smart phone. So I can still use smart instant messengers like whatsapp. What makes this phone even better it a shortcut key button to open whatsapp as you can see in the picture above. I hate touch screen phones, after having my blackberry I can’t go back to a normal keypad.

The real reason why i want that phone is. I love to blog and with a QWERTY keyboard I can still blog. I don’t need any fancy apps just as long as I can use whatsapp to chat to my friends, take photos, listen to podcasts, watch videos, download stuff and use the internet. Then that’s good enough for me. Because I don’t really have much money now. My pc is faulty and who knowns when it will fall apart but as long as I have a good smartphone I’ll survive. Technology and social media is my life.

Price USD:$76 of this phone. You could say this is a whatsapp branded phone 🙂

Instagram for blackberry! Really?

Instagram for blackberry! Really?

Today I login my twitter only to see people uploading pics via instagram. Its make mad but not in a serious way, just with envy lol. I have a blackberry so there’s no instagram for us. So I began to google search to see if there is any possible way to use instagram on blackberry.

Wait don’t get to excited…

Unfortunately didn’t have any luck with that. There’s not even a mobile site where we blackberry users can use instagram. There was some false hope where there was an app that had instagram feeds but sucked because you couldn’t upload photo’s with it.

Blackberry is becoming extinct or elminated by the competition!

There are rumours that an instagram app is being made for blackberry 10 but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Oh well I will still be left out since having an older model of blackberry so that’s sucks. If you got a blackberry looking for an instagram alternative use pic mix. It ain’t all bad! Pic mix is just like instagram but available for blackberry or android users.

#personal_note: blackberry is a sinking ship with android and iphone in the lead with the latest apps blackberry is counted out. Even nokia with its windows 8 mobile phones has taken off and up the ranks on top. So even with blackberry 10 it still will fall because it lacks “B.I.S”.

Instagram users I hate you lol.

Instagram users I hate you lol.

Its seems that more and more social networks are popping out of nowhere these days. Instagram seems to be one of them. Do we really need instragram, really? I mean there was flickr before, then photo bucket and lately, pinterest and now instagram. Seriously this is to much cause I rather upload photos to facebook or twitter instead of instagram.

Why do I hate you instragram! Because you don’t have a blackberry app and picmix doesn’t count. Iphone and android phones are well equipped for any new app but blackberry is a big NO. The real reason why I do hate you instragram users lol, is cause you’ll make it seem so exclusive and that kinda sucks. Just like facebook, instagram will become just another social network. So don’t get comfortable feeling so special lol.

Besides why do you bother with it do really wanna waste more time on a another social network , isn’t facebook and twitter enough or are you sucha a social media freak. How long before you just go to the next new social media site. So think about where you wanna waste your time careful. Well I guess I made my point and you no now I hate instagram.

I am curious why people use or love it so please comment and let me now why you use instagram and maybe you will have convinced me otherwise.

#personal_note: If you valuable your time you’ll be forced to make more sound decisions to improve your lifestyle.

I wasn’t always a blogger!

I wasn’t always a blogger!

The first thing you should know about me is that the internet has always interested me. For a long time I wanted to make a personal website but I stopped myself because I didn’t ever think I had anything worth sharing. I had a vast knowledge of blogging since I was into website and cms designs but never really created a website for myself.

Later on my friend zak khan who inspired me to create my first blog called askvishal. That blog was strictly a graphic design blog. I no longer use that blog because it was a trail basis to see if I would enjoy blogging and I did. Now that I have the experience of a blogger I can create a proper graphic design blog later on that will be successful. It wasn’t long before I started this blog, my personal blog.

It was you the readers that inspired me to be myself. Every time someone comments or liked anything I’ve written, it makes me happy knowing that you value my taught’s. Most of all I write because I want to relate to people going through similar walks of life.

I’d never taught I’d ever hear someone call me a blogger certainly not here at home. It was a surprise to find out one of my neighbours actually reads my blog and calls me a blogger. In southafrica blogging isn’t as common like in america or the uk.
Sure the technology is up to standard in our country but the internet sucks because its pricey.

#One question : do you consider yourself as a blogger? Comment and let me know what are your taughts.