Exploring the Moravian Mission Station in Genadendal!

After leaving Greyton we took the 5km road to Genadendal to do some exploring of the Moravian Mission Station. This was the first mission station in South Africa and was started by George Schmidt in 1738. It’s very interesting to note that the first Teachers Training College in South Africa opened its doors in Genadendal […]

Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store

By Cat Zakrzewski, Faiz Siddiqui and Jeremy B. Merrill Elon Musk on Monday tweeted that Apple, Twitter’s top advertiser, threatened to block the social network from its App Store without explanation and mostly had stopped advertising on Twitter. The tweet underscored the immense power that Apple,the world’s most valuable company, wields over the fate of […]

Twitter alternative: how Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral”

Mastodon is “subtly designed to reduce the huge, viral surges of attention we see on Twitter” and others, which have “deformed people’s behavior… coaxed people to constantly try to hack the attentional marketplace… incessantly making posts … operatically theatrical… enrage … [other] high-voltage reaction”. Hence “antiviral design”, of which Mastodon is a great example, engineered […]

Drone photo awards 2022 

A look at the winning entries into the Drone photo awards 2022, including the overall winner showing a secondary fissure a few hundred metres from the main crater of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland. Works by the winning photographers will be exhibited in November in Italy at the Siena awards festival Matt Fidler | the Guardian view original […]