I’m at Ad:Tech today and I just learned a valuable lesson. Not, in fact, from any of the speakers, though a few have had interesting things to say. Last night Continue reading
I’m making a documentary about identity and the internet. If you’re articulate, passionate and would like to be interviewed, I’d love to hear from you. It’s an idea I’ve been Continue reading
I’m neither English nor a patriot. I’m the daughter of a Scottish man who has a genetic memory of rage against the Highland Clearances, and an English woman who lost Continue reading
I’ve often had a tendency to be impatient with consumer-facing companies who are reluctant to dip their toes into the ocean of the social web, taking the view that if as a brand, you’re already being talked about, like it or not, and a decision not to participate means you relinquish not only control but the ability to respond or learn.
However, my experience of effectively putting myself in exactly that position gave me a new appreciation for the fact that giving up control is a scary thing to do. The internet can be a hostile and terrifying place.
The B2C commercial imperative of FourSquare is obvious – can businesses afford not to have a presence on FourSquare?
One of the recurring themes at the Media 140 conference in Sydney has been redefining the function of the journalist. One perspective is journalist as curator – providing context, sifting Continue reading
Last night was the fourth Social Media Club Sydney event; excellent presentations by David Meerman Scott and Steven Noble on understanding social personas were followed by a lively debate touching Continue reading
In breaking news, Barry Saunders has kicked the social media challenge up a gear: ..it struck me that this could be the perfect sequel to the velociroflcoptersaurus competition that Happener Continue reading
Embedded in this post is a short film called ‘Photographic Memory’ directed by my lovely friend Lara Leslie of Cut Both Ways, an independent film production company. The film was Continue reading
There has been some recent contentiousness (well, ok, a minor discussion between maybe four people, but on Twitter, sometimes that can seem really loud) on the subject of authenticity and Continue reading