December 2008

links for 2008-12-16

by Lee Hopkins on December 17, 2008 · 0 comments

in clippings

Kogan Technologies News Blog.Here it is: The Kogan Agora. The latest phone that could be the iphone equal (tags: android google iphone kogan mobile phone smartphones) Lifehacker: How to Use Dropbox as the Ultimate Password Syncer Cross-platform application Dropbox may be great at syncing regular old files and folders over the internet and to the […]


Gladwell’s Outliers – a stunning read

by Lee Hopkins on December 12, 2008 · 2 comments

in reviews

At the recommendation of someone (apols, I can’t remember who), I picked up a copy of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest — ‘Outliers’. WOW! I read it in one sitting.


Digital Media Summit, Auckland March09

by Lee Hopkins on December 11, 2008 · 8 comments

in public speaking,tools

Yours truly will be co-chairing and keynoting at the 2nd Digital Media Summit, Auckland 11&12 March 09.


As in all things in life, sometimes the best advice is the stuff that comes from the professionals. Anecdotal evidence from well-meaning friends and colleagues sometimes doesn’t ‘cut it’.


Laurel has put together a tasty slidedeck on what SocMed is from a corporate perspective (aka ‘Why The Heck I Should Care’) and I love the images she uses.


Via Debbie Weil (who’s birthday it is today – go wish her a happy one!): a free report [pdf] from the folks at Yovia on the 2008 US Election (yes, Mildred, there was one).


links for 2008-12-10

by Lee Hopkins on December 11, 2008 · 0 comments

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In Defense of Facebook at Work | Team Taskmaster | BNET A follow-up post about the feedback received when executives were advised to stop their facebook habit by (tags: facebook web2.0 socialnetworking socialnetworks work)


Facebook to be opened up to Google? Scary!

by Lee Hopkins on December 10, 2008 · 6 comments

in ethics,tools

Noticed this tweet from @ernohannink. If this is true, this will be scary to a whole lot of people who want to remain behind Facebook’s walled garden and not have their details all over Google


WOW! I’ve just read Steven Noble’s report on the state of Aussie Social Media for marcomms folk. It’s a brilliant report; everyone who is thinking of engaging with an Australian audience nab a copy before your competitors do.


Wonderwebby’s ‘Beyond’ project

by Lee Hopkins on December 10, 2008 · 3 comments

in ethics

As part of my contribution to @wonderwebby’s Beyond project I have recorded a video, reading a harrowing passage from Andrew Solomon’s ‘The Noonday Demon’.