Twitter is the headline

Twitter has many uses but often ‘newbies’ or non-tweeters get hung up on the 140 character limit. “I can’t keep information down to 140 characters” they say, or “Twitter isn’t very good at detail”. Think of it like this –  Twitter is the headline. [And yes, this is handy advice for journalists too, grappling with how and why they might use Twitter. Attention media managers: … Continue reading Twitter is the headline

Don’t hand over your social media voice

We all know that in business, you can outsource almost anything. You can outsource your accounting, your website development, catering, event planning, staff training and more. Business owner’s can’t do it all, right? It makes sense to give some tasks over to the experts. But what about your social media voice? Should you outsource that? In the social media age, it’s no surprise that firms … Continue reading Don’t hand over your social media voice

“YouTube, the Movie?” A short history of YouTube

The Social Network – the movie about the founders of Facebook – is currently number 1 in the Australian box office. When I exited the screening with some Adelaide Twitter friends recently, we joked that we’d catch up again when the Twitter Film was screened. This got me thinking about other young founders of social media networks, including YouTube. How did it all happen? And … Continue reading “YouTube, the Movie?” A short history of YouTube

A Saturday worth sharing: TEDx Adelaide

 I attended the TEDx event  in Adelaide yesterday. And I was deliberately unprepared. I didn’t read the speakers’ booklet. I didn’t delve into their CVs, visit their websites or try to forecast what they would say. I wanted each speaker to be a surprise as they took the podium, and to be open to insights from worlds I don’t usually delve into. (Host and event … Continue reading A Saturday worth sharing: TEDx Adelaide

The most controversial tweets of 2010 (Australian edition)

Recently, I eagerly opened a Twitter link to read about the year’s “most controversial tweets”. I was quickly disappointed to realise it was an American article [should’ve known! Curses!] including reams of tweet from US sports stars who I either a) had never heard of or b) didn’t care about. So with some help from my Twitter friends, I’ve compiled a quick list of Australia’s … Continue reading The most controversial tweets of 2010 (Australian edition)