January 2008

links for 2008-01-31

by Lee Hopkins on January 31, 2008

in clippings

Seesmic Transcends Comparisons With Twitter – ReadWriteWeb great article about why seesmic might just one day be the twitter killer, *IF* they get their scalability right. (tags: seesmic web2.0 twitter socialmedia community flash)

As part of the preparation work around the ‘Digital PR’ session at the ad:tech conflab in Sydney in March, Trevor Cook, Marnie Macdonald (and on Facebook), Steven Noble and my humble self teleconf’d with Beth from the organisers. Much of what we spoke about we agreed upon, but Marnie and Steve also shed interesting light […]

The Police: a concert made in heaven

by Lee Hopkins on January 30, 2008 · 6 comments

in miscellaneous

  Okay, so I’m fresh back from the final Police concert in Adelaide and WOW! “I am stoked” as we ‘once were surfer dudes’ would say; meaning that I am more than quite content with what I have experienced. I took Boy Genius along — it was his first live concert. For homework before the […]

My report for FIR #314

by Lee Hopkins on January 29, 2008

in bcr pod/vidcast,podcasting

And in this week’s report: On a new portable digital recorder for podcasters, Dave Fleet’s Social Media Training wiki and the REAL meaning of ‘Twitter’ (and a tip of the fez to Luke Armour for uncovering a cracker of a Twitter profile) All in all, five minutes and 16 seconds of audio enlightenment [4.3mb]. Download […]

Olympus LS10 Recorder: nice looking beast

by Lee Hopkins on January 28, 2008 · 4 comments

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The motley crew over at GearPlus (the site for aussie recording studio/live PA gear heads) have pointed me to the new offering from Olympus. Says the sales blurb: Straight out of the box, the intuitive and easy-to-use LS-10 delivers the high fidelity of a portable professional recording studio in an extremely light, go-anywhere body. No […]

Twitter: what’s in a name?

by Lee Hopkins on January 28, 2008 · 4 comments

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I’m fresh back from my jolly vacance en famille, and what comes bouncing delightfully into my inbox but a request from that doyenne of Canadian communication, the exquisite Donna PepsiCola. The Divine Ms D has asked me to make mention of a new game that’s been started by Brian Shaler — Acronyms. There’s various good […]

links for 2008-01-21

by Lee Hopkins on January 21, 2008

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How do you reflect a maturing focus? Change your blog’s name! Stewart Mader with excellent advice on how to reposition your blog when your initial interests have matured, grown, deepened and become wiser (tags: wiki stewartmader blogging web2.0 name socialmedia technology)

links for 2008-01-18

by Lee Hopkins on January 18, 2008

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Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School I think this was something attributed to Bill Gates, but now that ‘Friends’ is on re-run again in Australia (WHY????) Rule #9 is culturally relevant again. Every teacher should print off, frame and hang in classroom (tags: kids rules lifehacks school billgates) Young PR » Blog Archive » Examples […]

Joe hits 100 – way to go, mate!

by Lee Hopkins on January 18, 2008 · 2 comments

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  Another of our brethren in the PR/Marcomms/Advertising corner of the blogosphere has hit a milestone. Mr Jaffe hit 100 episodes a few days ago. As Joe says, Ta-da. It’s here. The 100th episode. It’s a special one (you’ll have to listen for more). Much thanks to the brilliant people at USPS and Deliver Magazine […]

Target doesn’t think bloggers are a core market

by Lee Hopkins on January 18, 2008

in marketing

“Mommy, why are her legs spread like that? “Good Morning Amy, Thank you for contacting Target; unfortunately we are unable to respond to your inquiry because Target does not participate with non-traditional media outlets. This practice is in place to allow us to focus on publications that reach our core guest. Once again thank you […]