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2008 July

July 2008

"Can you back that up with empirical data?" asked one of the delegates. I was running a Social Media Strategy workshop in Sydney for the PRIA and had been pontificating that early adopters of technology (such as Second Life residents) were also likely to be ‘influencers’ within their communities and social spheres. So I was […]

links for 2008-07-27

by Lee Hopkins on July 28, 2008

in clippings

Wordle – Beautiful Word Clouds Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes (tags: advertising art article blog blogging blogs book cloud collaboration […]

Job role: Event Producer, London

by Lee Hopkins on July 27, 2008

in housekeeping

My colleague in arms and good all-round Aussie girl Danielle Crofts has a cracker of a job going in London that she’d love to see filled asap: Event Producer Job Details Reporting to: Group Manager, Event Production Working hours: 35 hours per week, exclusive of meal breaks, plus as many as required to fulfil the […]

Falling in and out of love with Twitter

by Lee Hopkins on July 27, 2008

in tools

It’s one of those annoying services that becomes highly addictive when you have the time and head-space to give it some attention. But at other times it’s either a massive distraction and productivity-killer, or else it’s ‘out of order’. Erin sums it up nicely: I’ve been informed of some valuable content via Twitter, but equally […]

links for 2008-07-25

by Lee Hopkins on July 26, 2008

in clippings

How can I find where my menu items in Office 2003 have gone in Office 2007 (tags: 2007 excel hints menu office powerpoint software tips word) Weekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: July 24, 2008 Jeremiah Owyang’s gone and created a new feed for his digests. Essential reading. (tags: digest jeremiahowyang owyang socialmarketing socialmedia […]

But according to Chris Anderson’s google widget, at least I’m not a nobody [search phrase: “Lee Hopkins -rugby”]. Try it for yourself. Hat tip to Mitch joel for flagging this Wired article

New Media Douchebags

by Lee Hopkins on July 25, 2008

in humour,micro-blogging,miscellaneous,tools

A brilliant take-off of Lee Lefever’s superb CommonCraft show! A tip of the Akubra to Paul McKeon Technorati Tags: new media, douchebag, flickr, twitter whore, youtube, skype, secondlife, social media, social networking, social marketing, humor

 The time has come, the walrus said, to run the annual Social Media workshops for Melcrum. Running just in Sydney this year, it’s a three-day extravaganza of lights, music, singing, dancing, cabaret, vaudeville and death-defying feats of derring-do. Ok, maybe not. But there are three workshops, two run by me on Social Media and one […]

I’m up in Sydney next week to run two workshops. The first is an updated version of my very successful “Social Media 101” course. It runs on Monday 28th July. The next day I’m running an in-depth “Social Media Strategy” course — and it assumes pre-requisite knowledge. It’s not too late to register — and […]

links for 2008-07-24

by Lee Hopkins on July 25, 2008

in clippings

Aunty puts five new channels online – Articles – Home Entertainment – smh.com.au The digital push is designed to increase the ABC’s audience. Its managing director, Mark Scott, said he wants to triple the broadcaster’s number of TV stations and radio services over the next 12 years to increase Australian content (tags: abc australia digital […]