October 2008

Twitter explained

by Lee Hopkins on October 30, 2008 · 0 comments

in micro-blogging,reviews,tools

Luke Razzell has just released a fabbo pdf report [11 pages, 1.9mb] on what Twitter is and the various and diverse ways that it is being used. Recommended reading!

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Well, Day One of my two day Melcrum workshop has finished. I’m back at the hotel and after having had a fabulous meal and even having indulged in an hour of tv (an unheard-of luxury for me), it is back to work. Today was fraught with technological meltdowns whose warning rumblings started yesterday evening. Last […]

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links for 2008-10-28

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2008 · 0 comments

in clippings

Why I Love Twitter on Flickr – Photo Sharing! Kerry on why twitter keeps piling on those serendipitous moments. A lovely little screen grab… (tags: twitter kerryank kerryj stephenfry screengrab web2.0 socialmedia)

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Cnet’s Caroline McCarthy looks at a recent Jupiter Research report and sees that, for Joe and Joanne Average Web-User, consumer purchases are more likely to be influenced by what they read on a blog versus what their social-networking rosters recommend The report also notes: a quarter of "blog readers" say they trust ads on blogs […]

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Dan York, my colleague in crime from my days as a correspondent with FIR, has written an exhaustive and brilliant post on a couple of micro-blogging tools that are for corporate use: Yammer, Present.ly and a few paragraphs on Laconi.ca and cloud computing. Brilliant insights – you would be wise to check it out. As […]

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Conroy is not just ‘doing it for the kids’

by Lee Hopkins on October 28, 2008 · 2 comments

in ethics

Michael Meloni has created an online petition as yet another way of letting the Government of the Day know that online censorship is not just about "doing it for the kids" (see also my earlier rant about this). Add your signature. Technorati Tags: censorship, conroy, controversial, australia, meloni, petition

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My fellow Adelaidian — she’s also a septic but we forgive her for that — Kerry raises a really good point about how presenters at education conferences around the topic of IT consider it highly rude if you blog or tweet during their pontification. This is despite the much-spoken-of desire and "talkfests" being about how […]

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Backup, backup, backup. Daily

by Lee Hopkins on October 27, 2008 · 5 comments

in tools

"Serves you right!" I hear my old friend Jenkins say. I backed up a fortnight ago, but not since then. So when my hard drive failed, the last two weeks of work, emails, photos, graphic images, thoughts, ideas and general digital ephemera vanished in a puff of electrons. Bugger! I’ve lashed out and bought Dmailer […]

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Tool to help with ‘tennis elbow’

by Lee Hopkins on October 27, 2008 · 0 comments

in tools

I get occasional bouts of ‘tennis elbow’ from too much mouse-work, so that’s when I hook up my Wacom Bamboo and ease the burden. It’s a fabulous tool; you can pick them up for around the $100-ish mark from various places here in Oz, and once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll wonder how […]

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Usernamecheck is a brilliant digital identity tool

by Lee Hopkins on October 27, 2008 · 0 comments

in tools

Usernamecheck.com is a fabulous new way to check to see if your name, brand, product or service is ‘taken’ or ‘available’ at a large range of social network sites. Check it out! Tip of the Akubra to @CommonSense4 Technorati Tags: commonsense4, usernamecheck.com, usernamecheck, social networks, social media, social networking, business communication

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