I’VE LONG been a fan of the freeware AudioShell as a wind0ws shell add-in, allowing you to add significantly more detail to your .mp3 and other types of audio files than the bog-standard Windows Explorer ‘Properties’ pop-up does. My podcasting colleague Neville Hobson put me onto AudioShell waaaay back when, some time around 2005. Here’s […]

simple but powerful reminders to all of us who podcast or who are thinking of podcasting

if there were no risks to communication technology then we’d never have gotten past banging the rocks together

That all of the mainstream media sites now resemble blogs is further evidence that ‘blogging’ has gained a FAR greater audience and associated reach than a mere 133/7.4/1.5 million

One more thing: Is Podcasting dead or not?

by Lee Hopkins on December 31, 2008

in podcasting,tools,video

People are debating whether podcasting as we know it (or knew it) is dead…or perhaps forever changed.

Reports for FIR

by Lee Hopkins on April 1, 2008

in miscellaneous

I’m overdue publishing this – my apologies (tres busy at BetterComms Towers at the mo) 332 The Hitwise Social Networks report and latest newsletter – the implications for social network evolution. Download the podcast direct or else subscribe with iTunes 326 Interview with a few Social Media 101 Workshop attendees On being able to put […]

Mark Jones – ace chap, ace discussion

by Lee Hopkins on March 26, 2008 · 3 comments

in miscellaneous

  Mark Jones is, of course, the former AFR IT journo who is now helping them out with web strategy and stuff. We met at the recent ad:tech conference and both of us said to each other, “we must catch up” whilst neither of us could figure out why we’d said that. Mark knew who […]

SHOCK! HORROR! Politician monitors blogs!

by Lee Hopkins on March 24, 2008

in miscellaneous

Sometimes the French astound me. A country that has given birth to such astonishing intellectualism, culture and romance has also given us some very funny moments at its expense. The latest is the French blogosphere going ‘up in smoke’ about a politician doing what we have for years been suggesting they should do: monitor the […]

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: […]

Fresh news for business communicators

by Lee Hopkins on February 12, 2008 · 2 comments

in Uncategorized

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 […]