Managing the pain of social media

I love social media, but even the biggest fans of the social web will find some sources of frustration. What is your social media pain point? I thought I’d explore some of the main ones I’ve identified and offer up some potential solutions.

Is Telecel any good?

There comes a time when any cellphone user has had enough.

Enough short messages lost in the wind.

Enough calls dropped for no evident reason.

Enough ineplixable network outages, signal droppages and service stoppages.

Every user has their limit, and I believe I have received enough product offers and random useless midnight messages from Econet to last me a lifetime.

Learn something – Caveat Emptor

This is the first in a series of posts aimed at helping Zimbabwean consumers educate themselves. If you have any suggestions on subjects or terms you find confusing or pertinent, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Patty’s Kitchen Is Cooking It Right

I am a fan of curry. I will comb through any restaurant menu and if I find a chicken, beef or lamb curry, I will order that first. It is always a surprise to find a nice place with a good, robust curry that’s not too hot, like I did the other day. Patty’s Kitchen…

The Standard website has a rodent problem

I just took this screenshot from the website of The Standard. There is, of course, a long and colourful history of spelling howlers on Zimbabwe’s news websites, The Herald being the standard-bearer (teehee), but NewsDay is fighting hard to take that cup, and The Independent has moments. Does no-one with responsibility actually CHECK the website…

Avenues tenants are being mistreated

My story is on how landlords in the “prime” avenues area treat tenants.

I have unfortunately been a resident of the area for the past six years for the simple fact that i found it a secure place for one that is easy to mantain.

Responding to critics without looking uncool

This post has been inspired by an exchange I had with what appeared to be either an Econet higher-up or their flunkie, responding to a post about their website, the link to which I emailed them in good faith. It originally appeared at, a generic site for basic business ideas and common sense.

Where’s the change?

I have been whining about small change in supermarkets for months now, even going so far as creating a page on Facebook about it.

A close friend who is a retailer took great offence, and claimed he did all he could to help his customers out, including spending an inordinate amount of time in the banks chasing small change.