It’s baa-aack! Socialnomics clip shares new numbers

Hello readers. If you have been in the audience of a social media seminar or two, chances are you would have seen an Eric Qualman social media video. Back in 2010 when I started speaking on the topic of social media, I remember the first Qualman clip being a big hit on the conference circuit…

Friday fun: great YouTube parodies

Parodies are fun, aren’t they? Once upon a time they were the preserve of comedians, TV shows and other professionals in the media and entertainment industries. But today with social media tools at our disposal, anyone creative and savvy can make a parody for all of us to enjoy. You’re no doubt one of the…

Socionomics: 2013 update on YouTube

Love it or hate it, Eric Qualman’s series of YouTube clips illustrating the size of social media is immensely popular. If you haven’t watched any of the clips online, chances are you’ve seen one at a conference or training session. The video has a 2013 version and I’ve shared this latest iteration below: One of…

YouTube classics you must watch at least once in your life

Hi everyone. I’ve been having fun compiling a YouTube playlist of my favourite clips. I’ll use these in client presentations sometimes – but let’s face it, also on those days when I need a giggle. My playlist includes classics like the one below, by band Ok Go. It also includes adorable animal clips like Sneezing…

Play it again … cat.

I am not a cat person. But I’ve watched Charlie Schmidt’s keyboard cat many, many times. It’s a YouTube clip that I share during social media presentations, during a mythbusters segment. I like to confront the social media cliches (which audiences also happen to enjoy – a lot) before demonstrating some other ways that social…

Why bosses shouldn’t ban social media

Are you ‘allowed’ to use social media during working hours? Does your boss frown down on Facebook or tantrum over tweeting? It’s an interesting issue in this so-called social media age, when many of us have smartphones in our backpocket or sit in front of a computer screen for much of the day, with our…

Social media: getting on with it

This week I’m blogging about Frocomm’s New Media Summit, a digital conference for PR professionals that I attended in Sydney. The thing that struck me was that leaders in the Australian communication field have finally stopped asking “What is social media? Why the heck do people like it so much?” or “Isn’t Twitter so inane?”…

Video: social media & marketing

A lot my blog readers are also friends, so apologies if you have seen this already … Today I’m sharing a video interview from Indaily, an Adelaide newspaper, who asked me about social media and its impact on marketing. See the video below.

Top 10, Top 10 Lists 2010!

Okay, it seems that at this time of year, we go crazy for Lists. So who am I to buck the trend? Here’s the Top 10 List of 2010 Lists. Discover the year’s most popular search engine searches, Facebook updates, Twitter trends, web start ups and more: Google’s top searches in Australia 2010 (And if…

“YouTube, the Movie?” A short history of YouTube

The Social Network – the movie about the founders of Facebook – is currently number 1 in the Australian box office. When I exited the screening with some Adelaide Twitter friends recently, we joked that we’d catch up again when the Twitter Film was screened. This got me thinking about other young founders of social…