Conference hashtags: don’t forget the people in the room

This week I enjoyed a sensational two days at a conference – and it got me thinking about the evolving use of conference hashtags. Many conference organisers are becoming quite professional at how they approach Twitter.  In this case, during #PRIA2013, there was a volunteer social media team tweeting coverage for the entire event. I used to be motivated to share conference coverage to help … Continue reading Conference hashtags: don’t forget the people in the room

Social media: what’s the next big thing?

Today I’m sharing the latest episode of Business Agenda SA (see clip below) and my segment, New Media Jungle. Business Agenda SA is an Adelaide-produced show featured on Channel 9 on Saturday afternoons. It’s hosted by Cameron England and Belinda Heggen and features a range of fascinating business stories and guests. In this episode I tackle one of the questions I’m sometimes asked by my audiences … Continue reading Social media: what’s the next big thing?

How mobile phones and social media followed the same journey

Did you know that once upon a time, there were no such thing as mobile phones? * I can remember when people started using them – some keen early adopters. Back then in early 1990s Australia, mobiles were awkward, clunky things that were an embarrassment to carry around … but somehow still cool. You could speak to people while you were walking around? Awesome! But at … Continue reading How mobile phones and social media followed the same journey