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links for 2008-03-29

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2008

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Hashtags – hashtags I have been wondering how to track certain events — such as Adelaide traffic for speed cams or something. This may be the service… Not sure how it will work out, but there is definitely a service needed in Adelaide that bypasses the 8 radio stations we (tags: twitter speedcamera road traffic […]

Ladies in a sauna

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2008 · 2 comments

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Three naked women were sitting in a sauna, two were in their mid-twenties, one was in her forties. Suddenly there was a beeping sound. One young woman pressed her forearm and the beep stopped. The others looked at her questioningly. “That was my pager” she said. “I have a microchip under the skin of my […]

Courtesy of StumbleUpon comes video proof that Hillary Clinton came under fire whilst visiting Bosnia. Technorati tags: hillary clinton, sniper, bosnia, lying, humor

Good news for modern man has seeped out from Psychology Today — a man’s mid-life crisis is all his wife’s fault. Phew! That’s a relief. “Many middle-aged men do go through midlife crises, but it’s not because they are middle-aged. It’s because their wives are. From the evolutionary psychological perspective, a man’s midlife crisis is […]

Guardian angel Jon Hoel from the PR Junction podcast has pointed out that a really horrible security breach is doing the rounds of WordPress blogs. Says Jon, Hi Lee,The PR agencies may not have come around yet, but the spammers are certainly giving blogs plenty of attention. Site hack issue as discussed:  HTML appears in […]

The drought has temporarily broken in Adelaide. After an interminably long time, we finally have had a few drops of rain here in this city perched on the edge of a desert, located in the driest state in the driest continent on earth. I can now safely divulge the reason why we received the rain: […]

Why don’t Aussie PR companies get it?

by Lee Hopkins on March 26, 2008 · 14 comments

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Up at Adtech I finally got to meet the legendary Cameron Reilly. Who he, you ask? Cam (he probably hates being called that, but using his own style, “bugger it”) is the owner of the very large brains behind The Podcast Network, Australia’s largest independent media company. His own podcast, one of the many on […]

Mark Jones – ace chap, ace discussion

by Lee Hopkins on March 26, 2008 · 3 comments

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  Mark Jones is, of course, the former AFR IT journo who is now helping them out with web strategy and stuff. We met at the recent ad:tech conference and both of us said to each other, “we must catch up” whilst neither of us could figure out why we’d said that. Mark knew who […]

My mate Gerry McCusker has let us know that even Social Media experts are not too other-worldly as to be excused when they make a ‘stuff up’. Gerry is getting the good ol’ Aussie “irrits” (rhyming slang for “sh!ts”) with Elizabeth Albrycht‘s newcommreview, pointing out that a comment he popped up in response to a […]

links for 2008-03-25

by Lee Hopkins on March 25, 2008

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Introduction to \”robots.txt\” If you ever wanted to make sure that only certain sections of your website could be ‘found’ by the search engines, or ensure that certain parts/pages weren’t found, here’s how (tags: google howto search tutorial useful web robots.txt)