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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Apr 162009

Social network Twitter tool used in organising riots in Moldova. From CNN:  Moldova: Romania to blame for Twitter riots Protests over Moldova’s election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter. Vladimir Voronin described riots in the Moldovan capital Chisinau against his ruling Communist party’s victory in Sunday elections as “very serious” and pledged to take action in response. “Romania is involved in everything that has happened,” he said, according to the RIA-Novosti news agency. “Patience also has its limits.” An estimated 10,000 mainly students gathered Tuesday to protest what they say was a rigged election. Many in the crowd Continue Reading…

Mar 082009

… your right as a student during O-week to get a prepaid ANZ credit card? Welcome to Student Rights! This is Australia’s social, educational and commercial network for students only. The centre piece is this web site, which provides local and international students with a portal of information, resources and communication. For those lucky students that pick up an exclusive Student Rights card, they have the added benefits of Australia’s first and ONLY Prepaid Visa and member card. The Student Rights ANZ prepaid Visa card offers students the ability to load and reload funds for purchases anywhere Visa is accepted world-wide. It Continue Reading…

Jun 022008

Hi I’m speaking on Tuesday 17th June to a bunch of freelance journalists: INVITATION Facebook, blogging and freelance journalism The Sydney Freelance Journalists Group (MEAA) invites you to find out why social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Blogger could be vital to your future as a freelancer. Join fellow freelance journalists at a historic venue at The Rocks and stay on for free snacks and networking. When: Tuesday 17 June 2008, arrive 6 p.m. for a 6.30 pm. start Where: Orient Hotel, 89 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney Topic: Facebook, blogging and freelance journalism Speaker: Laurel Papworth, leading Continue Reading…

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