#HaveYouRegisteredYourHashtag?

One of the things that amazes me about social media is how it can evolve in unexpected ways. Online information sharing sparks ideas for new ways to ‘do it better’ and often platform designers themselves are surprised by what occurs (at least, I imagine they’re surprised. I hope they’re surprised). The Twitter hashtag movement undoubtedly…

Expert is a Dirty Word

If there’s one word that’s derided – nay, spat on – by the social media community, it’s the term “social media expert”. I guess I have to yell at the outset here, that this is not a blog about my own capacities or some search for approval. I’m just amused by the massive backlash against…

How #Adelaide took over the nation …

 It’s nice to read a story about the little guy doing well, isn’t it? Well, this is a story about the #Adelaide hashtag. (Now, there’s a story that wouldn’t make sense two years ago ..) For some time now, the #Adelaide hashtag has been one of the most popular tags on Twitter in Australia. Time…