September 2007

Naomi Klein and Shock Capitalism

by Lee Hopkins on September 26, 2007 · 2 comments

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Omar Ha-Redeye gave me a ‘heads up’ on this amazing video about Naomi Klein’s new book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” You can also see this video on YouTube’s site Directed by Jonas Cuaron. Alfonso Cuaron, director of “Children of Men”, and Naomi Klein, author of “No Logo”, present a short film […]

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Facebook the Federal Election

by Lee Hopkins on September 26, 2007 · 1 comment

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Digital wizard Steven Noble at Hill & Knowlton in Sydney has just unleashed a cool digital app for Facebook, allowing you to predict the result of the forthcoming but yet to be announced Federal Election. I actually caught Steven’s use of it and added the plug-in myself several hours before Steven’s note announcing it was, […]

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Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up…

by Lee Hopkins on September 26, 2007 · 0 comments

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Hurry! There’s only 3 weeks until the first Social Media Workshop for Communicators and there are limited places available on each course. Social Media Workshop for Communicators With me, Lee Hopkins, online & social media communication strategist. 16th & 17th October 2007, Melbourne Marriott Hotel (with the AFL Grand Final being a foregone conclusion, I […]

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Facebook moves into the classroom

by Lee Hopkins on September 26, 2007 · 2 comments

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  Facebook, the amazing platform that is just sweeping across the world at the moment, is leaving the ranks of the procrastinators and social media evangelists; it’s now going into the classroom as a psychology experiment. The Stanford Daily reports on how a course — ‘Create Engaging Web Applications Using Metrics and Learning on Facebook’ […]

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Holy Dynamic Dolphins, Batman!

by Lee Hopkins on September 25, 2007 · 3 comments

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  The very kind Ben Hamilton has informed me that his company that hosts* this very blog, my Second Life research blog and the Comms Cafe have had a change in business arrangements. To wit: Dynamic Web Hosting recently became part of the Dolphin Technology Group and henceforth will be known as Dolphin Web Hosting […]

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Talking Technology: Don’t ignore Second Life

by Lee Hopkins on September 25, 2007 · 3 comments

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Sheryle Moon has commented on the Aussie trend for early adoption (although not usually by corporates) of new technology, including communication technology. In her post she points to the intriguing fact that “Second Life is a global micro-economy – and that there has never been one before.  It may take time, but this is going […]

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Funniest Ever Google Lawsuit

by Lee Hopkins on September 25, 2007 · 2 comments

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Courtesy of the wise and very clever Facebooker Laurel Papworth comes news of a fabulous writ just launched against Google. After all, they have a few billion to spare, why not try it on? Says RezaDotCom: The winner of the weirdest and funniest Google lawsuit goes to Dylan Stephen Jayne, who is suing Google because ? wait […]

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Google to bring cheaper broadband to Australia?

by Lee Hopkins on September 25, 2007 · 2 comments

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Courtesy of the eagle-eyed David “he’s a fine” Boloker comes some TechCrunch news from a couple of days ago that I’d missed, silly me. Says TechCrunch: “In Australia at least, the cost of internet access is significantly higher that in the United States. Google?s move to provide a competitive Pacific Cable service could slash data […]

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On AdSense and revenue and blogging and culture

by Lee Hopkins on September 15, 2007 · 6 comments

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Phew! that’s one heck of a title! What it boils down to is this: I am very aware that there is a requirement to make money from most of one’s activities, unless one is the fortunate recipient of an endowment or something. So it comes as no surprise to watch the wonderful Joel Comm give […]

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Pasta da rice, Luigi

by Lee Hopkins on September 15, 2007 · 0 comments

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From the ‘You are NOT going to believe this’ Department: Italian consumers have been asked to boycott pasta for the day as part of a protest over price rises. Says the ABC, “It is difficult to know how many people actually refused to buy or eat pasta, with a protest group of only a few […]

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