A Cup of Chaos #50: St Streetview

With all the excitement around Mary McKillop becoming Australia’s first saint, it was only a matter of time before we encountered a digital miracle. No, I don’t mean the Australian National Broadband Network. I mean the appearance of God in a Google Streetview image. This will certainly give St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers a run for his money!...

Support Independent Media in Australia – New Matilda

There are precious few independent voices in the Australian media landscape. There is Crikey, group blogs like Larvatus Prodeo and a handful of individual bloggers, but the nation’s dominant media players maintain a stranglehold on political and social debate. In the face of this domination, these alternative sites provide much needed space for debate and...

Teaching an Old Dog – MySpace Jumps a Hoop

Any online venture that lasts more than three years is a stayer. One that makes the grand old age of five is a veteran. And with the constant rising and falling of the next, new thing – staying at the top of your game for any web company is a challenge. So I was interested to see this introduction to the New MySpace. Now, I know MySpace isn’t really designed...

The Very Unofficial Facebook Privacy Guide

One of the inspirations for the Age of Conversation books that Drew McLellan and I have been publishing over the last few years is the concept that we are smarter than me. And every day, I see yet more evidence of this … that someone, somewhere out there has an insight, a piece of knowledge or a “social object” that perfectly solves a problem. As a case in...

The Value of an Existing Customer

Now, I am feeling more than a little jaded about the rash of infographics that clog the social media airwaves these days. And it seems that I am not alone. But occasionally I find one that tickles my fancy. This one by the Flowtown folks reminds us just how important our existing customers really are (and how much it costs to replace them). So, here’s an...