Why do you use social media? Kristin Alford

My guest post series “Why do you use social media?” is powering ahead, this week with Kristin Alford. Kristin is a futurist, technologist, communicator at Bridge8 and organiser of TEDxAdelaide. I really enjoyed listening to Kristin’s address to Media140 recently, where her topic was “Digital dysphorias“.  As I witnessed Kristin bringing an iPad to a recent engagement party, I trust her experience in this regard. … Continue reading Why do you use social media? Kristin Alford

For the plonkers who don’t get planking

As you grow older and morph into a being known as an “adult” you lose a lot of your childlike tendencies and sense of fun. You’re expected to be polite, responsible, well behaved, pay your bills and show up at places on time. People expect you to be clean and to, er, smell nice. If you have kids some childlike fun might creep back into … Continue reading For the plonkers who don’t get planking

Why do you use social media? Tim Horton

Phew! This is now the fourth in this series, where I ask friends to share their social media experiences. Today, Tim Horton, the South Australian Commissioner for Integrated Design. Check out the IDSC website for what this role means – but be sure to check the FlickR feed too. Tim often shares cityscape images. What is your favourite social media platform – and why? Twitter … Continue reading Why do you use social media? Tim Horton

The 13 stages of #FF (a Friday the 13th special)

According to a story on Mashable in 2009 , Follow Friday on Twitter was initiated by a tweeter called @micah (If you’re not on Twitter,  a quick explanation. On Fridays, tweeters may choose to take part in the tradition of ‘recommending’ a few of their favourite tweet pals, by circulating their names along with an #FF to indicate “follow Friday”). I don’t want to join … Continue reading The 13 stages of #FF (a Friday the 13th special)

Why do you use social media? Mikyla Gilbert

My third guest in this series is Mikyla Gilbert, the spunky and energetic Publishing Editor of Adelaide Hills Magazine. 1.       What is your favourite social media platform – and why? Tough question. I find following conversations on Facebook much more interesting, but have formed stronger and more meaningful relationships on Twitter. 2. What made you begin using social media? I had buried my head in … Continue reading Why do you use social media? Mikyla Gilbert

Why do you use social media? Stephen Yarwood

This is the second in a series of blogs, where I’m asking some Twitter friends to share their social media experiences. This week, a very interesting insight into the challenges of being a Lord Mayor who tweets! Please read on for more from Stephen Yarwood. 1.      What is your favourite social media platform – and why? Blogging – I enjoy creative writing.  I get to … Continue reading Why do you use social media? Stephen Yarwood