Being Always Open

I was just commenting on this post by Chris Wilson when I needed to check some facts. So I popped over to The Kaiser Edition and was surprised to see this … a deck of slides. Not only that, but also a promise, that in the “spirit of Web 3.0”, The Kaiser Edition will return in the next few weeks. More storytelling goodness from the master of...

7 Questions With … Me

If you are reading this blog, then chances are that you have come across the work of ethos3. They are known for building compelling, story-based presentations for folks like Guy Kawasaki and AMP. You can see, and vote for, some of their latest presentations in the Slideshare “World’s Best Presentation” competition (see below). Earlier this...

YouTube and the Context of “Being Social”

When it comes to understanding the impact of digital media on the way we live our lives, there are few who dig as deeply as Michael Wesch. This is a recording of his speech at the US Library of Congress in June. And while the presentation starts off with some impressive statistics about the number of videos uploaded to YouTube (9,232 hours per day — 88%...

Just Because I Read Your Blog Doesn’t Mean I’m Under Your Influence

The idea of “influence” fascinates me. I have written about Granovetter’s strength of weak ties, the importance of curiosity over influence and the democracy of action — and each time I wonder how influence does, or should relate to social media. As I explained previously: The findings of Mark Granovetter’s research into social...

Nokia N96: Look Into My Eyes Grasshopper

There are only days left for the lovers of all things gadgety to enter the Limited Edition Nokia N96 competition. In a novel pre-launch twist, Nokia are giving us all (ie a worldwide audience) the opportunity to get our hands on their latest mobile device ahead of the in-country launches. By following the effective launch strategy that has been employed by many...