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WotNews 2008: Our most important stories


WotNews wanted to put together stories of significance – not just reporting the main news from 2008 but asking a bunch of us what was most relevant to us personally. The list of people are:
• David Liddy CEO, Bank of Queensland
• Nicola Roxon, MP Federal Health Minister Ministerial page
• Laurel Papworth, Social Network Strategist, World Communities
• Stephen Mayne, Journalist, shareholder activist, crikey.com.au founder. The Mayne Report
• Simon Bond, Partner, Newport Office, New South Wales, ABN AMRO Morgans
• Christine Christian, CEO, Dun & Bradstreet
• Peter Lewis, Executive Producer Landline, ABC TV
• Renai LeMay, News Editor, ZDNet Australia – published by CBS Interactive
• Marc Lehmann, CEO, Saasu.com
• Steven Ciobo MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors, Tourism and the Arts, stevenciobo.com

Top of list, as far as I noticed was – dum dum DUM – Financial Crisis. Three of us mentioned Twitter and the impact it was having on sourcing, discussing and filtering media. I had a poke at Australian media for ignoring my trip to Saudi Arabia to teach Arabic women about social media. Waste of time really, we know that social media is in direct competition with heritage media. Dunno why I dig at them. Maybe cos its fun? 🙂

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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