Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

One of the most amazing things about social media, and blogging in particular, is the chance we have to create personal connections and very real friendships with people all over the world. Sometimes this means you connect with people who live in your own city and sometimes it means you connect with people who are on the other side of the planet.  And given our...

Content Marketing and the Junta 42

Back in 2008, Joe Pulizzi started looking in-depth at blogs that focused on content marketing. He found 81 blogs – and the Junta 42 were the viewed as the leaders in what was then an emerging field. Two years on and the field has exploded, with almost 400 blogs being tracked as part of the Junta 42 list. This growth mirrors not only the interest in...

OMO Knows Where You Live – in Brazil

We have been talking about the “smart home” for over a decade – where all your home appliances become devices, transmitting and connecting to each other to create a kind of home intelligence. For example, refrigerators could determine when your supplies are low and automatically place online orders for food and drink. But what if the products that you buy were...

Green Envy – Vibewire Election Coverage Hits Ten News

During last weekend’s election, Vibewire, the not-for-profit youth media organisation, sent their electionWIRE teams out to polling booths to capture the mood of voters at the sharp end of the election campaign. While visiting the seat of Bennelong – the seat where Maxine McKew was ousted by John Alexander – Austin Mackell found Liberal campaigners dressed at...

Can Journalists Look at Possibilities Not Problems?

I know it is late notice, but this great event from the Emerging Leaders for Social Change is running tonight at Fairfax Media in Sydney’s Pyrmont. It features three great speakers – and will be asking the question “can journalists look at possibilities, not problems?”: JAKE LYNCH – Associate Professor Jake Lynch, PhD (City University, London) is Director...