October 2006

Warning: appalling joke ahead…

by Lee Hopkins on October 30, 2006 · 6 comments

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A bear walks into a bar in Billings, Montana and sits down. He bangs on the bar with his paw and demands a beer. The bartender approaches and says, “We don’t serve beer to bears in bars in Billings.” The bear, becoming angry, demands again that he be served a beer. The bartender tells him […]

The legendary and (in)famous Trevor Cook from the major Sydney PR company Jackson Wells Morris has kindly allowed your humble correspondent to co-write a white paper for businesses with him, with the aim of explaining to businesses what this ‘Social Media’ thing is all about and showing them how they can join in the fun. […]

G’day to Stephanie and the crew!

by Lee Hopkins on October 27, 2006 · 34 comments

in second life

Robert French invited me to chat with some of his senior students this morning and, seeing as how I was up late at the SecondLife launch party for crayon, I overslept and was 45 minutes late! Gracious as ever, Robert had been keeping the students entertained by showing them SecondLife and discussing some of its […]

Seriously Business – a great new blog

by Lee Hopkins on October 26, 2006 · 8 comments

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I recently was sent a link to Seriously Business, a new UK-housed business blog for entrepreneurs. Offering profiles on successful entrepreneurs and insights into social media (including a good read on the promotional implications Google/YouTube phenomenon), I recommend you go and check it out. I would recommend to Seriously Business, though, that they add a […]

Community Service Announcement

by Lee Hopkins on October 26, 2006 · 14 comments

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Live Writer: quick feedback

by Lee Hopkins on October 25, 2006 · 2 comments

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Just a quick post, wondering if anyone else also has this challenge… I have used LiveWriter to compose a couple of posts, but the ‘focus’ keeps disappearing off LW when I’m typing and if I’m not looking at my monitor (as I often don’t because I touchtype) I don’t realise I’m not adding any words […]

Thank goodness there are sage heads like Shel Holtz around. The Edelman kerfuffle has been damaging enough to Edelman and his company, including Steve Rubel; let’s move on and conduct ourselves with grace and dignity, hey? After all, what does all the shouting communicate about the shouters? Oh, and good luck with crayon, Shel et […]

Presentation to UniSA PR students

by Lee Hopkins on October 23, 2006 · 18 comments

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As the guest of Dr. Collette Snowden, I recently gave a presentation on my two favourite topics — employee comms and social media — to her PR students at UniSA. Here’s a pdf version of the ‘Death By PowerPoint’ show I gave. I had a great time and I understand that the students also enjoyed […]

Chat #20: Are we having an identity crisis?

by Lee Hopkins on October 22, 2006 · 6 comments

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In this week’s action-packed drama of global erudition, your favourite coffeeholics suffer an identity crisis.They also explain how they stop the earth from spinning off its axis and hurling itself into the sun, for which you may send expensive gifts and flowers in gratitude. In a move designed to infuriate the Cashflow Accountant in the […]

Wishing for a dream blog editor

by Lee Hopkins on October 18, 2006 · 8 comments

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Okay, so here’s where I get all cranky… I’m testing out Windows Live Writer (beta) and using it to post about an altogether different package. Those who have long been meandering around my blog will remember that I was a huge devotee of RocketPost, until it started to do all sorts of weird things and eventually […]