Category Archives: Social media

WhatsApp, mum? … The class chat group

Proactive parents will all know about the class mums’ WhatsApp group – the 24/7 group ‘chat’ on the ubiquitous phone messaging system, in which mums discuss anything from homework to lost items and how much to give kids for the … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write a Blog?

“First, if you could ask the person next to you what they’d never blog about, what they’d love to blog about, and what they hope to learn today – then we’ll go round the room and everyone can introduce their … Continue reading

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Banned in the UAE!

The other night, I did some work on my blog, behind the scenes. I spiffed up the ‘About’ page, and a couple of the other sections. I also knocked out a quick post – nothing controversial, just a conversation that … Continue reading

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When old friends become famous

My parents have lived in the same town for more than 40 years, so when I visit, it’s hard to go anywhere without bumping into a memory. My first school, middle school, secondary school, bus stop, sweet shop, houses where … Continue reading

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Instagram: A celebrity ‘Like’

I’ve descended into a new addiction this holiday: Instagram. If you’re not exactly sure what it is, it turns any average Joe, like myself, into a fake photographer. The premise is simple: take a photo (on your iPhone or Android); … Continue reading

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Facebook’s parallel universe

We all know Facebook works in weird and wonderful ways: You sign up, publish a few photos and, all of sudden, all sorts of people start coming out the woodwork. Before you know it, you’ve got 180 Facebook friends, been … Continue reading

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“My status updates are lies”

Actually they’re not (that was just to get your attention!), but expats in Dubai are in pole position to win a Twitter or Facebook boast-off, it seems. Three out of five adults in the UAE have lied on social media … Continue reading

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7 things I’ve smiled about this week

🙂 The fact that today (Tuesday) is ‘hump day’ in this part of the world – actually nothing to do with camels, but the middle of the week, after which it’s a downhill slide all the way to the weekend. … Continue reading

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My five minutes of fame!

This morning, on the way to school, I had the most wonderful surprise. I was just dodging a large water truck, while listening to LB chattering in the back, when I suddenly realised my blog was being read out on … Continue reading

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