MacDonalds , MySpace UGC

MacDonalds Chant Off. User Generated Content is a horrid term, how about we use Consumer Generated Media? Or even better, People Creating Stuff. From New York Times: The year was 1974: gas prices were high, inflation was rampant and an unpopular Republican occupied the White House. McDonald’s introduced a spirit-lifting jingle: “Two all beef patties,…

MySpace, Laurel, “9am with David and Kim” TV show

Morning TV won’t know what hit it. *drum roll* PREEEEEE-SENTING … *drum roll* … ME!! I’m about to hop on a plane to Melbourne, to be interviewed along with some of MySpace top members in Australia. As Australia’s leading social network strategist and social network hostess with the mostess, blah de blah. All will be…

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Australia ROI: Investment and Revenue in Social Networks

I wrote a few paragraphs recently for The Venture Group newsletter – the pdfs from that issue are gone, but what I wrote seems to be popular. Note the top right: in the next years the market for web 2.0 companies will get standardized. It seems to me that investment companies really do want to…

Online Community and child pornography

Online Communities sometimes help to name and shame the bad guys, not just provide grooming grounds. From Columbian Missourian by MORGAN COOK. Facebook helps crack caseFacebook acted as an investigative tool when a resident downloaded child pornography on campus Before an MU student suspected of downloading child pornography became the subject of an MU Police…

The impartial yet opinionated ABC editorial guidelines

I wandered into The Sydney Institute’s function on Monday night, where the speaker was Mark Scott, the new MD and Editor-in-Chief at the ABC. Mark is from Fairfax (and government and education). The ABC was announcing it’s new editorial guidelines. (script here) Both the tone and the content were strong statements. Mark clearly was laying…

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