The organisers encourage submissions of microblogging research work in both social context and work settings

So, what are they trying to say, do you think…? @travelcoosbay @allanjenkins @oregonkat @anneh632

Perhaps Allan and I might stay for TWO cups of tea, then…

It’s out now, folks! [updated: links now work — oops!] Trevor Cook and I have slaved away in an entirely slavish fashion to produce the all-new, all-singing Third Edition of our runaway best seller. (pssst… it’s free) In this year’s Edition every chapter has either been written from scratch or ferociously updated: Introduction Australian organisations: […]

A fascinating article found its way to me courtesy of a link from a new-found colleague of mine, Wendy Rosen. The NYT reports on a phenomenon that is sweeping the globe — the mobile-based social network. I thought it was cool to be able to Twitter via my mobile, but that is kiddy stuff compared […]

Fresh news for business communicators

by Lee Hopkins on February 12, 2008 · 2 comments

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Got an email yesterday from Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications, alerting me pre-launch to a great initiative of his. You can now pop a widget on your blog or main website that pulls in the latest stories from the various Ragan web properties. As Mark explains, it is a way of getting some of […]

A ‘Social Media’ rulebook: yes or no?

by Lee Hopkins on December 14, 2007 · 5 comments

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The wise Chip Griffin has started a fabulous meme over on his Media Bullseye site. Chip argues persuasively for the ‘throwing out’ of the ‘rules’ we leading-edge social mediarists have sometimes insisted be followed. As Chip says, I’m here to tell you that most of the rules are bunk, and we as an industry to […]

Another use for Twitter

by Lee Hopkins on December 5, 2007 · 2 comments

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Sue Dewhurst (a fabulous communicator based in the UK) recently had one of those ‘flickering light bulb’ moments, this time regarding Twitter. Sue confessed to previously holding a very negative view of it but realising that it might have some use in the business setting after all. Colleague Alex Manchester from Melcrum in Sydney suggested […]

Bloody Southern girlies!

by Lee Hopkins on November 23, 2007 · 16 comments

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From Paull Young’s Facebook photo collection comes a brilliant caption: “Southern girls always get in the way when you’re trying to watch the footy…” Poor Christi! Superb caption, mate! Currently listening to: Men at Work – ‘Down Under’ Technorati tags: paull young, christin eubanks, facebook, lee hopkins

No, this isn’t a post about medical malpractice. But it is about corporate malpractice when organisations choose to deny 20somethings internet access to their peers. Back when I was a youth the internet didn’t exist, nor did it exist for many of the senior managers running today’s larger organisations. If I were them and didn’t […]