Not much makes me cry, but…

by Lee Hopkins on October 14, 2007 · 8 comments

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A mobile phone salesman from Wales sings like this? Paul Potts’ days as a phone salesman are surely numbered, if there is any justice in the world. BTW – I have no idea who the female in the middle of the panel is, but I cried with her. Judging by the 8,327 comments left on […]


A new star up in the heavens shines tonight

by Lee Hopkins on September 6, 2007 · 2 comments

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Reproduced from Ike Piggott’s superb blog, Occam’s RazR. Jimmy Lee Sudduth passed away over the weekend. A new star in heaven burns brightly tonight.


Oh, WHAT a song

by Lee Hopkins on June 5, 2007 · 2 comments

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Fresh on the heels of that fabulous video comes a tweet from Jeremy Pepper and a link to what is probably the saddest song ever written: Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O’Sullivan. Once you hear it you never forget it. Tons of comments to this YouTube video, but ‘idlerumors’ sums it up for me: “By […]


Come MyRagan-ing with me

by Lee Hopkins on May 2, 2007 · 0 comments

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Courtesy of the dapper and debonair Mark Ragan comes an invitation to join in his new sandpit. Mark’s latest web creation is MyRagan, a MySpace for business communicators. Like all good Web2.0 tools, it’s in “public beta” phase — so come in now and grab a place at the table for yourself before all the […]


I’m 36, apparently

by Lee Hopkins on April 13, 2007 · 0 comments

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Thirty-six, that is, in the Top 100 Aussie blogs listing compiled by motivational author and speaker Craig Harper. You’ll have to visit his site and scroll a fair way down the page, keeping your eyes peeled to the right-hand nav bar. Under the picture of Albert Einstein you’ll find a table listing the Top 100. […]


Me ol’ china plate Paull Young has snaffled himself a cracking job! You may remember that Paull left our fair shores a few month’s ago for a ’round-world’ exploration of this new communications society. Paull travelled here, there and yes, even everywhere to talk with the wise, the famous, the infamous and the oblique of […]


Ike’s back!

by Lee Hopkins on January 5, 2007 · 6 comments

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Ike Piggot is back! Ike used to run a great blog on ‘communication’, but his biggest worry was always that anything he wrote may have rubbed off on his employer, the Red Cross. As Ike has a heart as big as Manhattan, that’s something that really concerned him, so he stopped blogging just in case […]


Some days I follow Pauline Collins’ lead and start having a conversation with the wall in front of me. “Hello wall,” I say. It never talks back, which is a good thing probably. Shirley Valentine: Hiya Wall.[to the camera]Shirley Valentine: Well what’s wrong with that? There’s a woman three doors down talks to her microwave. […]


Who’s getting married in the morning?

by Lee Hopkins on September 20, 2006 · 2 comments

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Okay, maybe not tomorrow morning… But someone was proposed to on her recent holiday to the UK — and the chappy who has ‘snagged’ her is a very, very lucky chappy indeed. Congratulations, Henriette! Perhaps you’re not so toothless after all, you babe you! … Technorati : henriette weber andersen, toothless tiger


Social capital and Web2.0

by Lee Hopkins on May 20, 2006 · 19 comments

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A s a way of avoiding commencing another 4,000 word essay I’ve been skipping through a new book by Paul Ginsborg, The Politics of Everyday Life: Making Choices, Changing Lives. Currently Professor of Contemporary European History at the University of Florence, Ginsborg comes to me with gilded academic qualifications – no fool, he. Casting his […]