September 2011

Harvard, Unisys on social media for business

by Lee Hopkins on September 29, 2011

in clippings,strategy,tools

To be really useful, social media has to improve the daily work of employees. Knowledge workers spend anywhere from 15%-35% of each day just searching for the right information

Is Google about to kill off Dropbox?

by Lee Hopkins on September 29, 2011

in clippings,tools

Google could be repositioning and rebranding its ‘Google Docs’ platform to allow for storage of any type of file (which it already does) and seamless syncing across platforms and devices

Clothing for the sartorially social savvy

by Lee Hopkins on September 27, 2011

in humour

THANKS MUST GO to Sophie Liddy for a great find: 101 t-shirts for social media gurus, facebook fans and twitter addicts. Here’s some of my favourites:

The lesson for business is clear: if staid organisations like academia can utilise this new technology and have success with it, why can’t your less-than-staid company?

Leo Bottary on Peer Advisory Groups

by Lee Hopkins on September 27, 2011 · 1 comment

in training

The problem is that most executive training is episodic/event-oriented. Someone goes off to training, learns some interesting new concepts, and within a few weeks time, is back to the same old, pre-training behaviors.

DO YOU WANT to be part of leading edge research into Twitter? My doctoral research is now at the stage that I can work with organisations to help them analyse and hone their Twitter usage. The amount of time you need to put into this project is minimal, so it won’t distract you from your […]

SHEL HOLTZ APPEARED in Sydney recently for a full-day workshop on the nexus of social media and PR

BCR084 : Shel Holtz on SEO

by Lee Hopkins on September 22, 2011

in bcr pod/vidcast,training,video

RECORDED AT A one-day workshop Shel Holtz ran in Sydney, 19th August 2011 Shel Holtz on SEO   Thanks to IABC NSW for hosting the event. Technorati Tags: seo, shel holtz, iabc, iabc nsw, business communication, lee hopkins

IT FEELS LIKE a lifetime ago that I was looking at and playing in Second Life. But for those wondering if Second Life still exists, it does; signups are still happening, although Linden Lab haven’t published ‘active residents’ data for a couple of years now. Here’s a chart of total signups, where you can see […]

Bipolar disorder

by Lee Hopkins on September 15, 2011 · 2 comments

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TODAY IS ‘R U OKAY?’ Day here in Australia. So I thought it appropriate to post some information about the disease I suffer from, Bipolar Disorder II. Feel free to share the information with others if you think it will help. I’ve also just launched a companion website to my site — You’ll […]