Alternatives to Google Reader

Now that the reality of Google Reader shutting down by July 1st is kicking in, competitors are cashing in and it’s time (if you haven’t yet) to consider alternative RSS readers that will provide as great an experience as GR did. I’m only listing...

An Upside To Facebook?

Contrary to those cynics like me who believe too much Facebook is bad for the health, there actually is a positive effect Facebook has on our psyche. New research that surfaced recently suggests people who are having a down day, log onto Facebook, not to keep tabs on...

Internet Beyond the USA

This interesting video highlights China’s unique internet companies, like Baidu and Renren, and are compared to their US counterparts and how well they are doing comparatively. Even though China’s censorship laws are pretty restrictive, credit is due to...

Social Media Sins

So you’re thrilled over your massive ‘following’ and ‘friends’ on your chosen social media networking platform. And letting them pals know what’s on your mind, what you’re experiencing, where and with whom every minute of the...

Facebook: 1 Billion Users

I’ve come across an interesting article on BrianSolis about Facebook reaching 1 billion users (you read right – one billion). An estimated 9% of the account holders are fake. Let’s make sense of what 1 billion users actually mean. Take a look at the...

Dear Matt

An open letter to you. It would be miraculous if you, one of the 40 million internet users for whom it’s meant, get to read this. For the rest of you who choose to read this anyway, buckle up and learn a thing or two… Dear Matt I don’t think you know...

Why you shouldn’t type lyk dis

Permit me to be blunt for a few precious moments here as I have something I need to get off my chest: To all the people who type in dis fashn n tink itz kewl, you’re asking to be assaulted with a dictionary. Kindly extend those few precious moments a little...

I’ve been Pinterested lately

Pinterest, the social media sharing platform that enables users to share their hobbies and interests via “pins” on “pinboards” is taking the USA and UK by storm. Not particularly common here in SA.. but I’ve figured it’s just a...

Social Life.. Online and Offline

This morning, my Facebook page refused to open. Apparently Chrome could not open www.facebook.com just when I had wallposts / messages to respond to (Nah, I’m not particularly popular – they were birthday wishes). After the third try, I had become...

To what extent are we being tracked?

I recently reconnected with an old friend of mine via Google’s Gchat. We’ve met online years ago. To my dismay, later the same day this person appeared on my People You May Know list on my Facebook homepage.  I was skeptical.. Apart from their name being a common one,...

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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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