A Cup of Chaos #43: Free Your Screens

Now, this is what it’s like to “send a message”. And it looks like fun. Damien van Achter via Luc Debaisieux. SMSlingshot from FILE PRIX LUX on...

Using Social Media to Solve Business Issues

I have been running SocialMediaJobs.com.au as a free site for a couple of years now. The aim was to “connect the connectors” – to bring those with jobs to those who want them. When I started there was only a trickle of roles available, but it has grown quite nicely now – with regular placements coming through. At first I wondered whether it would be useful to...

Storytelling for Social Media

During the Australian election, Vibewire is training and supporting young citizen journalists in an effort to unearth voices and views that are normally marginalised. You can find out more about their electionWIRE project here.  As part of the training program, I delivered a short presentation on storytelling for social media. You can find it on Slideshare...

Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

There’s going to be a lot of coverage around the Australian federal election in the coming four weeks. There’ll be political discussion, debate around the policies (or lack thereof) and viewpoints on the way that the politicians are using social media. But rather than inundate you with this information, I will just point out two interesting developments, and...

Youth Mobile Trends in China 2010

When I worked in a marketing agency, I spent a lot of time working on youth brands in China and across Asia-Pacific. I remember standing in Shanghai and being amazed at what was slapping me in the face – that China was not a communist country in the way that my education had led me to believe. It was a massive market economy – with controlled borders. And...