Facebook: renewing the love affair

Look at Post It notes. They seem like such an obvious invention, right? What about liquid paper? Apple peelers? Tampons? Backpacks? Well, once upon a time they didn’t exist. Neither did Facebook’s new Cover Photo – yet now it’s here, it seems so bleeding obvious! A large photo at the top of our Facebook profile. As if we couldn’t have had one years ago. Last week … Continue reading Facebook: renewing the love affair

5 reasons new Facebook could make you happy

Facebook is the world’s most popular website. So it stands to reason that when the interface changes, some people freak out. There’s a lot of online grumbling about Facebook’s latest changes. They won’t suit everyone. They never do. But I think they should make some Facebook users very happy indeed. Those happy people are: Facebook addicts who absolutely love keeping up with friends minute-by-minute. They’ll … Continue reading 5 reasons new Facebook could make you happy

Not Queuing, Racing … A Cool New App

I recently completed my own Amazing Race across Adelaide. The clock was ticking, I had a prize waiting for me, and I wasn’t letting other pedestrians get in my way. But why? Have you heard of the NoQ app? It’s an Adelaide development that helps you beat queues at venues like coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, pizza bars and more. If you use NoQ, you can … Continue reading Not Queuing, Racing … A Cool New App

A rockstar Foursquare deal

Finding a car park outside a popular shopping centre is a trying task. It’s dull, frustrating, wastes time and sometimes even leads to car accidents. What wouldn’t you give for your own dedicated rockstar car park, right outside the shopping centre’s entrance? Well, the management at Westfield West Lakes is now using Foursquare to help you do just that. If you’re the Mayor of the … Continue reading A rockstar Foursquare deal

Journalists who tweet their own news

While Twitter can help the media to cover events, it can also enable journalists to share their own personal stories along the way. It’s one of the many things I love about social media. To illustrate this, I’m going to use the New York Times social media editor Lexi Mainland as an example. When Hurricane Irene tormented the New York region in late August 2011, … Continue reading Journalists who tweet their own news

Facebook flashbacks: the laughter and tears of abandoned pages

Do you remember what Facebook Group you joined first? I remember joining Derek Zoolander’s Group for Really Ridiculously Good Looking People mostly because everyone I knew was in it (and of course because I belonged there). I also joined a fan group for The Chaser, the ABC TV series. That was years ago and I’ve since left both groups, but it got me thinking about ageing … Continue reading Facebook flashbacks: the laughter and tears of abandoned pages