Australian Traditional Media: Just STOP it.

Steven Lewis of Zest Digital masquerading as a Lollipop Lady? NO! Telling Aussie media to “Just stop it already”. My heart is breaking… 😛 I, like most bloggers, have a love/hate relationship with the Australian traditional media. We LOVE them: listen to everything they say, hang on every word, pore over every article looking for…

Shared Knowledge: Social Branding in Wikipedia

I spy with my little eye: CalTech graduate student Virgil Griffith built a search tool that traces IP addresses of those who make Wikipedia changes. Photo: Jake Appelbaum Awesome: On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company’s…

Banning Facebook in Companies

Yep, your corporate communications are excellent – who needs social networks indeed! 😛 Here’s a newspaper article about British companies banning Facebook, followed by an awesome blog post about repercussions of banning Facebook in the Corporate environment. Our study found British Gas, the Met, Lloyds TSB and Bristows law firm all had internet filters preventing…

Rambling on Demographics, Facebook, danah boyd in australia, gapingvoid cartoon

will try this line tonight – thanks GapingVoid! In May 2006, a PHD student had this to say about Facebook: Socioeconomic motives. People commonly cite the fact that Facebook was started at Harvard as a factor in its success – that these ivy league students proved tastemakers for the rest of the country. Sure, this…

eeeieeei.org: web 2.0 crash and user generated content

Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash The Onion Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash *laughs* VERY funny video. Nothing really to do with the stuff I speak on (WebJam) about when web 2.0 will crash and the subsequent loss of user generated content when Google (YouTube) and Yahoo! (Flickr)…

EVENT: Consumer Congress – ACMA & Communications Alliance

A month or so ago, I spoke at WebJam about how frustrating it was that organisations setting the agenda for social networks are industry-based (e.g. media and advertising) and that very few are protecting everyday users/members. Add to that, none of these industry groups really provide an online community for their members (industry or otherwise)…

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