Juries and social media: a case for a different perspective

You may have heard. In Australia, our Attorneys General are discussing ‘national guidelines for social media use’. Here’s a rundown of recent coverage: The potential impact of social media on criminal trials is being discussed by state and territory Attorneys-General in Brisbane. States to tackle social media laws after alarm over fair trial for accused Setting aside the issue of why it’s taken law makers … Continue reading Juries and social media: a case for a different perspective

Socia media: It’s all in the approach

Why do you use social media? What do you want to gain from your social media platform? What’s the ROI? What can Facebook or Twitter or GooglePlus do to raise your profile? How can you use Instagram or Pinterest or Tumblr to get people to notice your brand and increase sales? These are some of the questions I often hear revolving around the social media … Continue reading Socia media: It’s all in the approach

A snapshot of Alan Jones social media pages

Interested in what’s happening with social media pages set up in the wake of Alan Jones comments about the Prime Minister’s father? Here’s a rundown of some of the latest online activity from the most popular communities. The Sack Alan Jones Facebook page has a clear focus on encouraging people to sign its petition (“Its time to sack Alan Jones: sign the petition at http://www.change.org/alanjones”). Its Facebook … Continue reading A snapshot of Alan Jones social media pages

It’s not bullying, Alan: it’s a call to account

I wasn’t going to write about the Alan Jones saga but the story resonates with so much of what I’ve written here recently that I can’t ignore it. In this post last month “Facebook – complaint or corporate social responsibility cue?”  I shared a reminder that listening to social media is a “litmus for community expectations and a source of ideas for good corporate citizenship”. … Continue reading It’s not bullying, Alan: it’s a call to account