Tag Archives: social media

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 🙂

Advertisements

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.

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!

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.

I hate the social network, Pinterest

As you may know there are many social networks but only a few make it to the top. Now days its facebook, twitter, gplus, and now pinterest that are the most popular. I still don’t quite understand pinterest and I find it quite annoying. Ain’t like facebook, twitter and gplus they have an easy to use mobile site. Pinterest mobile site isn’t even like a mobile site it is almost impossible to use.

Not all phones have the app, like blackberry. 65% of internet users are often on mobile phones. I mostly use my mobile phone to blog and use social networks. I tried using operamini and uc browser on my phone and still its impossible to use the pinboard feature on my phone on pinterest. Why? Is Pinterest so famous! Pinterest is weird because it isn’t a site to really socialise but rather share anything random. I can do the same thing on twitter and facebook. Not sure If I’ll ever get used to it but I only hate it because of my bad experiences.

Thinking of de-activating my facebook account

Facebook to me was another world where I lived in. Today facebook is just another way to waste time. Nobody comments or writes on my facebook like they used too! People only seem to like my statuses which is a very lazy attempt, besides i mostly chat to my close friends on instant messengers like whatsapp or bbm. The reason i used to use facebook was to make new friends but its seems other people are not as open minded as I taught. People on social networks seem to be antisocial.

I been spending more time on my twitter these days so I guess I have some negative feeling towards facebook. The thing that ticks me of the most about facebook is when you add someone as friend and they accept your invite, when you write on they wall and they will ask you stupid questions. Well for example questions like? Do I know you. If you read their profile and say to them I see you into horror movies. Guess what they will think you stalking them, when you just read from they profile about their interests. I mean what the hell are profiles for then.

Facebook has its good and bad qualities. So I’m gonna sleep on it and think about weather or not to de-active my account. 🙂

The rise of the nerd in you

Nerds? Why do people associate that as being uncool. Maybe it’s an american stereotype, I don’t know. Frankly I find nerds to be cool and rather interesting. I wish I was a nerd. Nerds are smart, brilliant, intellectual, tech savy, intelligent. Who wouldn’t want to be all that. If nerds was so uncool why is it that there is such a popular tv show like the big bang theory. Why? Because people can relate. Perhaps secretly people are nerds and maybe they hide they inner nerd to avoid social ridicule.

Here in south africa being a nerd isn’t much of an issue like in america. In south africa if you are a nerd! you will be everyone’s go to guy ,but sadly you will get used and abused for your skills. Because everyone wants to save and avoid spending money, for example a pretty girl next door doesn’t want to spend money to repair her computer, so she decides I’ll just use the nerd next door to do it for free.

I don’t buy the nerd stereotype. If being smart is a crime! Arrest me. Maybe nerds need to work on their physical appearance when it comes to clothes and glasses they wear! In my own way I’m nerdy and love comic books, comic book movies, technology and gadgets without the nerdy appearance. There’s nothing wrong with having an inner nerd, just know how you use it. I’ve seen lots of nerdy guys dating models and beautiful girls. If anything the radical of the nerds is over.

THE TRANSFORMATION, I AM A NERD!!!

It is an new era where nerds rule. Now days having the latest technology and gadgets is such a trend and without even knowing it people have become nerdy. Think about it? besides having technology and gadgets notice how people are socialising like nerds on social networks ,instant messengers, chatroom’s and being antisocial. So don’t you notice the change in you or are you afraid to say it out loud! I am nerdy.

#So better believe it you are living in the era of the nerds.

Why? i hate facebook!

Facebook used to be a great way to communicate but now days its just a tool to waste time. When facebook first came out, it was new and exciting. Has facebook lost its purpose? It would seem so. Facebook is more antisocial than I taught! because people only talk to people in their own social circles, and these people are the same friends they already have on their instant messengers like Whatsapp and BBM.

How boring is it to talk to the same friends everyday using these new technologies. I love using facebook to make new friends that are from around the world ,to find out what are people doing for fun in Japan, Canada or anywhere I haven’t been. Come on doesn’t it sounds more interesting reading a facebook friends status from another country than someone you know.

Its just seems to me that we abuse the technology because it has become apart of our daily lives. Today I logged in my facebook and was so annoyed about how stupid statuses people I know put! They status wasn’t even anything they wrote, it was quotes copied from twitter posts. Seriously you posting that as a status. Social networks are about sharing your own taught’s and to connect to world outside the one you already know. I’m sorry to say that people are just wasting valuable time stealing other people statuses! And quotes.

#From all I’ve written you can see why I hate facebook so much. I could go on about how I hate facebook but I think you get the point.

Getting social on google plus

Today I can’t imagine life without social media. Facebook and twitter are my daily addictions, other than my wordpress blog. Google plus just doesn’t seem as interesting to me as other social networks. So I decided to play around with it a bit more in depth and discovered that google plus is pretty cool if you using it to read up on things you have interests in, for example : careers you into, hobbies, sporting, technology and internet trends.

Finally I decided to hook up my Google plus with things related to my career , goals and things that inspire me. Finally I can separate my career and hobby stuff from my facebook and twitter, making my life more organised. Google plus is still new and not many average internet users use it ,but I recommend it if you got a business, or you studying.

Right now google plus isn’t the best social network , but it will soon get there.

Cellphone’s makes us antisocial

Hi guys, ladies and bloggers as you can see above you is a little comedy clip of me and my friend being anti social. Instead of chatting to each other we on our phones updating our facebook status. So watch this video and see the crazy stuff I get up to.

#ViDEO DAIRY PT1# «—and thanks ZAK for showing me this style. Its a cool way to end a blog post.