New Twitter research shows that "God Is Greater Than Glitter". Religious leaders like Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado and Andy Stanley's inspirational messages perform about 30 times better than pop-culture icons.
There is no accounting for taste, as the Webby awards recently proved. The Meme or Viral of 2012 went to Nyan Cat, an animation of a cat with the body of a cherry-flavoured pastry, which flies through the air followed by a rainbow, singing a Japanese pop song, the lyrics of which repeat NyanNyanNyan.
Ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, follow the Twitter antics of the faux Royal Highness Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK).
Time magazine's controversial May21 cover shows a young mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son. Model/mom Jamie Lynn Grumet poses in a standing position, while the little boy is perched on a chair to reach her.
When getting drunk is just too much work, squirt yourself tipsy. US scientist David Edwards has created a mouth spray (called, strangely, WA|HH Quantum Sensations) with a difference - it induces a few seconds of intoxication but no after-effects like headaches. It minimally increases blood alcohol levels so you are safe to drive.
A US company plans to investigate mining water and minerals in space.
WTF: How desirable is Apple? Apparently desirable enough to sell an organ. A Chinese teenager reportedly sold a kidney for cash, with which he bought an iPhone and an iPad. Really.
Cyberspace is as much an outlet for the unvoiced as it is for the crazies - among those, the protesters who refused to buy Woolies hot-cross buns because they stuck a "halal" label on them, rendering them "unChristian".
Hunter Moore's "revenge porn" website is an abomination.
Only in this digital era would soldiers newly dispatched to a military base in the desert want to take photographs to post online.
Privacy used to mean a good set of curtains on your windows. Today, privacy means covering up everything you look at on the internet, the information you fill in on competition forms, job adverts and particularly what you search for online. As of last week, businesses around the world can buy every tweet posted since January 2010.
TALK about petty playground fights. I spotted an embarrassing photograph from this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which showcases the latest cellphone technology.
Tonight, like most Sunday nights, television viewers will have the choice between a blockbuster premiere that could be at either end of the genre spectrum - chick flick or action movie - or a repeated-to-death rerun of a kung-fu classic.
There is a weekly shock that reverberates though cyberspace - "[insert celebrity name here] is dead. RIP". Celebrities who have been killed and resurrected include Kim Jong Un (shot), Justin Bieber (traffic accident) and rapper Drake (no cause, but he responded that he was well and en route to the Superbowl). Demi Moore, Eddie Murphy, Adele, Taylor Swift and former president Nelson Mandela have also been prematurely knocked off in recent months.
Human beings can resist smoking, eating, sleep or procreation, but not updating their social networks, says a scientific study by the University of Chicago.
Imagine counting out every note and coin from your salary packet when you make a payment or buy something. Psychologically, it is a good way of saving. You will not overspend as the wad in your pocket thins. But that is totally impractical.
It is becoming second nature to look to the web for reviews and opinions before making a decision on anything. You can search for alternate takes on a restaurant, destination or homes and cars.
Advertisers have to create something special to make their products stand out, particularly in the digital age, when audiences can simply shoo ads away with a click.
There was a time when geeks conjured images of scientific calculators, greasy hair and thick, black-rimmed specs held together with bits of tape.
BY now, we should have all recovered from the holidays, particularly if you have had an Ugly Disagreement with someone close to you. It happens annually to the most level-headed of people, so just blame it on festive madness and move on.
Among the e-mails I enjoyed this week were a few from companies featuring their directors' heads superimposed on colourful baubles and an electronic Christmas tree you click on to add lights, tinsel and an angel.
Somewhere in suburban Joburg, a neighbour was frantic. Her friend next door was covered in hives after eating a banana bought at a supermarket chain.
Here is a public service announcement ahead of the silly season with its office parties and general festive mayhem: there is always a person with a fancy phone or little digital camera. Stay away from him or her.
YOU cannot buy the amount of publicity created by social networkers and bloggers.
There is a cute kalahari.com TV ad featuring comedian Joey Rasdien as a game show host, his poppie sidekick, and a large foam hand.
For several Sundays now, the reality show Road to Miss SA has been a trending topic on Twitter. Surprising, because Miss SA has been on a downward spiral - from the annual event that the entire family watched in its day to "Well, "if there's nothing else on", in recent years.
LONG gone is the tablet that solves headaches. Tablet computers are the nice-to-have gadget accessory that will dominate your Christmas wish list. For those who don't know, it is a cross between a laptop and a smartphone.
HOW many gadgets are you wired into? I don't mean kettles and toasters, I mean devices that feed that umbilical cord we've developed to the internet.
To roam or not to roam? That is the question. As you read this, I am preparing to board a plane. I probably haven't decided whether to send that "Roam On" sms just yet.
Againsts all good intentions, I signed up on Google+ this week. It exploded like bacteria in a warm Petri dish after it launched recently, amid claims that it was the social network to end all social networks.
Twitter has 200-million users who collectively send 50-million tweets per day, say researchers Sysomos.