THRILLS & SPILLS FOR STRICTLY’S QUARTER FINAL
The cast of SABC 2’s dynamite series, Strictly Come Dancing, last night (20 November 2008) pulled out all the stops to deliver a nail biting quarter-final episode - that saw bulky Gladiator, Garth Collins, being weighed but found to be too lightweight... Collins came head-to head with 5FM’s Anele Mdoda, the darling among followers of the show, after she fell flat on the floor during her first dance.
WORLD'S FIRST GEO-TAGGED DOCCIE FOR CELLPHONES
WORLD'S 1st GEO-TAGGED DOCUMENTARY FOR MOBILE LOOKS AT YOUTH CULTURE IN SOWETO
Mobile social network, The Grid, has launched Mobikasi - South Africa’s first geo-tagged documentary for cellphones, which explores youth culture in Soweto. Mobikasi utilises The Grid’s LBS (location-based service) capabilities to tag real-life physical locations and link them to relevant documentary content.
Users can explore Sowetan youth culture on their cellphones from anywhere in South Africa through The Grid’s map interface, or by physically touring the famous township and watching documentary clips on their phones at the locations where they were shot.
The location-based documentary looks at people, music, fashion,
social issues and places of interest. Instead of showing the 25-minute
documentary in a linear fashion from start to finish, Mobikasi splits
the content up into 25 inserts of one minute each. Each one-minute clip
covers a different topic that is relevant to the youth in Soweto and is
geo-tagged to the location where it was shot. This means that viewers
can now explore Soweto's vibrant youth culture by virtually
"travelling" through a mobile streetmap of the township and stopping
off at various locations to enjoy the one-minute video clips.
The first Mobikasi ‘episode’ features, among others, a street fashion crew called the Smarteez, music producers Hempza and Vikinduku, a popular hair braider named Anna and the reigning Miss Soweto, Rochelle Mothapo. Also featured are Soweto’s premier hangouts Sedibeng, Back Room and the popular Sunday buy-and-braai spot Panyaza.
HOW TO VIEW MOBIKASI
Mobikasi can be viewed on The Grid through your cellphone or through
The Grid website. To get onto The Grid, SMS ‘Mobikasi’ to 33313 (SMS
charged at 50c, normal VAS rates apply) or visit wap.thegrid.co.za/mobikasi on your phone.
Once on The Grid, visit the Mobikasi group to watch the documentary clips and explore the excitement of Soweto youth culture.
A promo video of Mobikasi kan be viewed here.