Bytesized | 22 January

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What a week. On Tuesday the Twitter machine went down and on Thursday the SEACOM cables in Egypt that connect to Europe were affected, which meant bad/slow internet for us. The Apple Watch becomes even cooler by teaming up with Hermes, an app by The Oatmeal launches, David Bowie is remembered in an awesome way and more.

TWEET This is what Twitter decided to tweet to let everyone know that Twitter was down. Twitter had to eventually email the tweet to The Guardian because no one could log onto Twitter to read the tweet. #FailWhale.

Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.” – @support [Twitter]

PICTURE The shortest horror story? No internet connection. The shortest blind rage story? Slow internet.

the internet is down

APP From the creator of The Oatmeal comes Exploding Kittens, a multi-player card game that is for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. It is currently only available from the app store for $1.99.

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BUY THIS The Hermes Apple Watch goes on sale today and comes in 3 styles. Prices range from $1100 – $1500 (and with the Rand Dollar exchange rate that is about R18 246 – R24 880).

hermes apple watch


This isn’t like the lick your elbow only idiots try it trick. I tried this in the privacy of my own home and it got me everytime.


READ THIS David Bowie’s Space Odessy has been turned into a children’s book that adults will also love. You can download and read the book here.

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