Making Uber sure that you wear your mask


Making Uber sure that you wear your mask

In South Africa, like most of the world currently, wearing a mask in public is compulsory and has become an essential part of life and of our routines when even contemplating the house. Masks have proven to be effective in reducing and slowing the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that both the exposure to and the emission of bodily fluids or moisture droplets inadvertently and unavoidably emitted by the body while doing everyday things such as talking or sneezing is drastically reduced. By limiting our exposure to the virus as much as possible by wearing a mask, sanitising and practicing social distancing – the chances of contracting the virus […]

Making Uber sure that you wear your mask2020-10-09T13:10:22+02:00

A Decade of Instagram


A Decade of Instagram

The 6th of October 2020 marked Instagram’s tenth birthday. A lot has happened in the last ten years for the social media networking giant. Instagram’s origin story begins in San Francisco with the app originally developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The app that Systrom initially had envisioned differed substantially from the app that we know and love today. The original app was called Burbn and was designed to allow people to check-in at different locations by using the mobile web app. Given the app idea’s similarity to multiple apps already in existence, Systrom and Krieger decided to remove some of the originally intended features and developed an app that focused on […]

A Decade of Instagram2020-10-09T13:03:51+02:00

Herd immunity vs. herd mentality – which one will trump COVID-19?


Herd immunity vs. herd mentality – which one will trump COVID-19?

COVID-19, much like other historic pandemics, has been demonstrative of both a herd mentality – also known as a mob mentality as well as the hopes of establishing herd immunity. Herd mentality is something that US President Donald Trump hinted at very recently during an interview, where he specifically refers to ‘herd mentality’ as a way of overcoming the pandemic. “You’ll develop, you’ll develop herd, like a herd mentality,” says Trump. “It’s going to be, it’s going to be herd-developed, and that’s going to happen. That will all happen. But with a vaccine, I think it will go away very quickly.” If you are confused by […]

Herd immunity vs. herd mentality – which one will trump COVID-19?2020-10-09T12:59:14+02:00

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