The Fallout From The Top 100 Adelaide Twitter List

A recent Sunday Mail article listing South Australia’s most prolific tweeters has stirred up a lot of discussion. I was briefly quoted in the article, and in this post today I’d like to make some observations about the fall out. The article set out to “reveal our 100 most active tweeters”. Most active was measured…

Fore.cast : more than another stalking machine

Yesterday I downloaded Forecast and it may be too early to blog about it – but I will anyway. Forecast is a location-based social media app that describes itself as “a fun and simple way for friends to share where they’re going”. Which of course is tricky if you don’t know where you’re going. That…

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…

Why do you use social media? Dr Bill Griggs

This is the first in a series of blogs where I’ll ask some Twitter friends to share their social media experiences. I’ll be posting one a week – make sure you don’t miss them! This week – Dr Bill Griggs. Doctor: trauma, medical retrieval, disaster response, Royal Australian Air Force. amateur photographer, genealogist and proud…

Police have seized … Facebook

One of the roaring success stories of social media currently has to be the Australian police presence on Facebook. Recently we’ve seen the South Australian Police join Facebook, following the lead of police departments in Queensland and New South Wales. While the SA Police seem to be new to proactive social media, they’ve done the…

The pros and cons of newspapers printing tweets

As you’d be aware, Dear Reader, I am a champion of social media. (Don’t misread me. That doesn’t mean I am a champion, per se. Don’t cue Queen music. It means I like to stand up for social media. Mmmkay?) So I think it’s a good thing when the ‘traditional media’  (newspapers, TV, radio) takes…

Twitter Christmas Presents

What do you give a Twitter friend for Christmas? This year, will you tweet out a mass Merry Christmas? (Just watch the term trend on December 25. How predictable is this going to be?) Will you tweet some individual best wishes to your Twitter BFFs? Will you offer a friendly, personalised direct message? Maybe you’ll…

We Came, We Swarmed, We Almost Conquered …

Adelaide had its first Foursquare Swarm recently. Friday 27 August, to be exact. What’s a swarm? you ask. What’s Foursquare, you ask? [read my blog from a long time ago ..] When 50 people check into the same Foursquare location within an hour of each other, it’s designated a ‘swarm’ and you’re awarded a swarm…

Politicians and Twitter

What better time to take a look at state politicians’ tweets than now – at the official beginning of the South Australian election period? It’s fantastic that some pollies have delved into social media, using platforms like Twitter. This means they get it – right? Er … maybe not. Taking a cursory look at some…

The 5 great myths of the Censor SA debate

This is a blog about South Australia’s new internet commentary laws. For background, you might want to read this article on AdelaideNow . Myth 1:If you’ve got something to say, you should be brave enough to put your name to it Guess what. We’re not all brave, chest-beating types prepared for the wrath of family,…