August 2007

links for 2007-08-31

by Lee Hopkins on August 31, 2007 · 0 comments

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BBC NEWS | Education | Bank’s U-turn on student charges Facebook was instrumental in forcing bank’s u-turn, says student union. Nice example of the power of new media (tags: Facebook student) BBC NEWS | Business | Mail order looks beyond the printed page I love Direct Mail, truly! I think it is the ONLY form […]

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Serendipity and online revenue generation

by Lee Hopkins on August 31, 2007 · 3 comments

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Two of my favourite bloggers are Shai Coggins and Mitch Joel; Shai because she’s an Adelaide resident but has a European perspective, Mitch because he’s been around the scene a long time and brings with him a superb sense of what the ‘real’ issues are during times of hoopla. So imagine my delight when I […]

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Courtesy of good neighbour (he’s in Las Vegas, I’m in the Adelaide Hills) Warren Whitlock comes this gem. No doubt my North American friends have been guffawing over this video for a few hours now, but it makes me smile. As Warren says, let’s hope she cashes in on her temporary fame. Here’s a superb […]

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Quote of the Day

by Lee Hopkins on August 30, 2007 · 0 comments

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“I need my blog to be an outlet for me to express things I’m seeing long before they’re ready for publication. I need to not have to couch every argument that I make on my blog in broader theoretical and methodological frameworks which means that I will continue to be taken out of context. If […]

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The first podcast in over six months! In this action-packed explosion of erudition Lee shares his experiences on a half-day workshop on Social Media, especially his view that business communicators suck at communicating. Allan agrees, noting that the two best ways to prepare for a presentation are to: 1. Don’t work out and shape your […]

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links for 2007-08-29

by Lee Hopkins on August 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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Business templates and images – image library – HP Small and Medium Business Free, even for business use. (tags: business freeware graphics photos stock photography) Looking for new office space in Second Life : NevilleHobson.com Neville’s looking, so am I. Bit of a shame that Limitless Worlds has gone under… (tags: secondlife nevillehobson office) Second […]

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Australian Blogging Conference

by Lee Hopkins on August 29, 2007 · 5 comments

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To be held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland on 28 September 2007. Schedule 9:00 am: Welcome and Introductory Panel Discussion Why are blogs becoming so ubiquitous? What is unique about the Australian blogosphere? 10:15am Coffee Break 10:30am Breakout Rooms Room 1: Citizen Journalism Grassroots vs mainstream journalism? Video/photo citizen journalism? Is […]

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RSPCA: Politics is not just for politicians

by Lee Hopkins on August 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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There are bad things afoot, I fear. Mark Peters, the Executive Director of the RSPCA in South Australia, has just posted a very clear warning to the RSPCA’s members. He first posted a subtle warning yesterday, but today came out with all guns blazing. The issue? The threatened takeover of the RSPCA by Animal Liberation […]

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The Story of the Talking Web2.0 Monkey

by Lee Hopkins on August 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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  Here’s my bet: I bet that a monkey could take the flash cards I’ve just created, put them in front of a client or your manager and see their eyes light up when he or she reads them and ‘gets it’. Really. The only condition is that the monkey needs to be able to […]

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Proof has confronted me that the world is no longer as it was. Even though controversial uber-blogger and Web2.0 guru Robert ‘Mastermind’ Scoble is no longer at Microsoft, proof is now evident that the communication revolution he was a very visible part of actually DID change things. To wit: I have been quietly enjoying myself. […]

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