Accessing My Instagram Historical Data

If you haven’t heard already, you can review and download your Instagram data – the downloadable data is (some of) the info Instagram has collected from your activities on your account. Out of curiosity, I decided to check out what exactly Instagram has on...

Here’s How To Lose A Customer…

I proudly support local and home businesses. Whether it’s a physical shop, online store or a business run on social media, there’s something about the journey in supporting local businesses and knowing you are directly supporting someone’s dream, the...

5 Mistakes Home Businesses Make On Instagram

Sometimes I get on Instagram just to check what’s new and available at online stores and home businesses. I can’t help it… I am a recovering online shopaholic after all ūüėČ ¬†Other times¬†I come across some profiles (mainly home businesses) that make one...

How To Turn Off Facebook Auto-Play Video

When I actually do log on onto Facebook, I end up spending large amounts of time scrolling and clicking through stuff I find remotely interesting and newsworthy only. I don’t like being forced to view something and, naturally, much like YouTube video ads, I...

Does Social Media Make You Vain?

According to Merriam-Webster, vain (adj.) is defined as being “too proud of your own appearance, abilities, achievements, etc.“. So does social media link to being too proud of your own appearance, abilities, achievements, etc.? The short answer: I think...

Instagram vs Facebook?

Facebook may own Instagram and they both have instant photo sharing in¬†common, but what sets them apart?¬†And why choose one platform over the other? I’ve only joined Instagram in the last 14¬†days and I have already made up my mind: I prefer Instagram over...

The Impulsive Online Shopper

I have a habit of stalking the goods I buy online. Yes, I suppose one can argue that I have a lot of time on my hands, but to be honest, I just want to make sure I don’t experience any cognitive dissonance (and here I thought I’d never use Marketing text book terms in...

Skills Today That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

Technology doesn’t just stop at adding comfort to our lives, it extends to the nature of our careers and new, evolving skills. There’s also that distinct influence in pop culture when you compare current lifestyles to even as near a past as 10 years ago....

Removing Tabs from Gmail Inbox

I, along with many other disgruntled users, have been hit with Google’s latest Gmail update: the tabbed inbox. Seeking to organise your mail in a simple and convenient way, Gmail’s three new tabs – Primary, Social, Promotions – would have been...

Twitter over Facebook

I’ve joined Twitter only 6 months ago (never too late?) and I am completely taken with it. Let’s start from the beginning. I was eighteen years old nineteen years old and I began hearing of Twitter at every corner on campus. So I asked a sister of mine if...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s¬†journey living in Cape Town.

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