Sep 282009

This is a presentation I gave to one of my favourite Australian television stations:

Here are my notes (my presos work better as experiences rather than blog posts but never mind..):

I talked about social media evolution – we started with blogs as a one-to-many channel but they didn’t come with in built audiences. So Facebook came along at the right time. But Facebook is a gated community, Twitter gave us live updates and half gated discussions. In other words there is a reason why we migrate from one tool to another.

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Aug 142009

Facebook lite is a version of Facebook currently being trialled in 3rd world countries with poor broadband – And Australia. Embarrassed yet?

Dec 082008

Pfft. It’ll never catch on… (image: You’ve got until THIS Friday to have your say. That’s the way it works, don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger: On 16 October 2008, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced the release of a discussion paper aimed at stimulating ideas and comments about the future roles of Australia’s two national broadcasters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). If you know what you want to say, say it on the government site. Not sure? Then have a look at the PDF background Continue Reading…

Nov 122008

For a second, I thought he was self gagging a protest on Minister for No-Broadband Stephen Conroy’s ISP filter plan #nocleanfeed. KevinPM is not Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is about social media. I’ts not about using social networks to push agency media, nor is it one way “PM to voter”. Web 2.0 is interaction PM to voter to PM, or at least voter to voter. Now, I don’t think that Kevin Rudd should sit on Twitter (KevinRuddPM) all day responding to a handful of voters chatting. He has better things to do. Like run a country. But a designated Senior Continue Reading…

Nov 112008

Please place your foto on Flickr, use tag nocleanfeed so I can find it HERE. Lots of brouhaha at the moment over the internet filters. As opposition grows against the Government’s controversial plan to censor the internet, the head of one of Australia’s largest ISPs has labelled the Communications Minister the worst we’ve had in the past 15 years. Separately, in Senate question time today, Greens senator Scott Ludlam accused the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, of misleading the public by falsely claiming his mandatory censorship plan was similar to that already in place in Sweden, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Continue Reading…

Sep 162008

LONG LIVE Recommendation 7.14 “… content funded by Australian governments … should be made freely available over the internet ” (as long as you don’t want to quote/discuss it, one assumes). A few days ago, the National Innovation System Review came out. I have had it open on my desktop for a while trying to decide what part to blog. So here it is: IMAGE: “Sorry copying text from this document is not allowed” So much for being able to blog about innnovation in Australia. Innovative Discussion: The exact sum total of how much the Government of Australia values a Continue Reading…

Sep 092008

Google has gone into partnership with the ubiquitous cable magnate John Malone and the bank HSBC to give internet access to people in Africa and other nations via LEO satellites. Financial Times: They will today announce an order for 16 low-earth orbit satellites from Thales Alenia Space, the French aerospace group, as the first stage in a $750m project to connect mobile masts in a swath of countries within 45 degrees of the equator to fast broadband networks. Larry Alder, product manager in Google’s alternative access group, said the project could bring the cost of bandwidth in such markets down Continue Reading…

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