October 2008

I got dem new mobile phone confusion blues

by Lee Hopkins on October 26, 2008 · 2 comments

in lifehack,tools

What to do, what to do… My beloved hiptop3 is on its final legs; the blue roller button doesn’t work as an ‘enter’ key anymore, so it is just one more key-press to get things to send, receive, move around the phone, etc. The inbuilt camera and the web browser have always been lousy, so […]

links for 2008-10-24

by Lee Hopkins on October 25, 2008

in clippings

Dropping Adsense – Saying Goodbye to $100K Per Year in Easy Income Well,I admire their honesty. Mrs BetterComms would kill me, mind you… (tags: advertising adsense blogging) 50 best social media links – Twitter Blogs and Bookmarks | Koka Sexton dot Com Some of the ideas have been superceded by newer technology, but an interesting […]

At which point I roll off my chair laughing and think immediately of discussions Laurel, I and others have had about the “it’s good for your business, think of the networking opportunities” crap that is always spun out at speakers when organisers are trying to maximise their profits.

links for 2008-10-22

by Lee Hopkins on October 23, 2008

in clippings

Advanced CSS Printing — Using CSS Page Breaks | Web Builder Zone At last, a really simple way to ensure that your pages break where you want them to. It's taken me ages to find this! (tags: webdesign css print printing) Social Media for Small Business – Powered by Dell | Facebook Brilliant. You must […]

"You have GOT to be kidding!" I screamed to no one in particular. I re-read the email. And re-read it again. Me. Invited speaker. IABC World Conference, San Francisco, June 2009. Unheard of. For those who may not be aware, the IABC is the International Association of Business Communicators. To be asked to speak at […]

If YOU have a small-to-medium sized businesses you will want to get up early and be a part of it, particularly now that the economy has gotten tough and it’s not as easy to attend any conference, let alone one in the USA, in person

Shai puts her blog up for sale

by Lee Hopkins on October 22, 2008 · 4 comments

in blogging,miscellaneous

My fellow Adelaidian and one of the co-founders of the B5 blogging network, Shai Coggins, is putting her blog Just Make Money Online up for sale. Citing changing life priorities, Shai will blog the process for us all to follow (should you ever be thinking of selling your own blog). I’m not sure she will […]

Jay Rosen on bloggers having ethics

by Lee Hopkins on October 15, 2008

in public speaking

When Mitch Joel (the legendary ‘Man in Black’ of Canadian social media) emails me and a bunch of my colleagues and says, "Pay attention to this video, and pass it on" then indeed I do. Jay Rosen is a whip-crackingly smart chappy from PressThink.com and, if one can be so bold, the journalist that all […]

Last night I and Lindy McKeown presented at the CPA Congress here in Australia. But rather than fly to Melbourne, Sydney or the Gold Coast we presented in-world, at a venue built especially for the event. To say they (the CPA organisers) were nervous would be a MASSIVE understatement! I could see their avatars shaking […]

links for 2008-10-14

by Lee Hopkins on October 15, 2008

in clippings

Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) The ten most egregious offenses against users. Web design disasters and HTML horrors are legion, though many usability atrocities are less common than they used to be. (tags: writing website webdev webdesign web2.0 web usability ui jakob nielsen web_design web-design)