There’s nothing like a birthday for some introspection. I’ve spent the past three years studying claims for the potential of social media to disrupt systems of power in bounded communities – hyperlocal, for lack of a better word. Soon, it’s time to submit my thesis and wait to engage and defend my work within the […]
No sooner had the previous post gone up that I received an email request to share the infographic below. It took me precisely ten seconds to scan the material before I decided to embed the code. I keep thinking about the increasing influence of the Infographic. Part of me continues to marvel at the human […]
When was the last time you worried about your online data? Or what Facebook and Google do with the content we create on their platforms? Most of us don’t read the fine print and rely on others to ‘mediate’ what the recent privacy changes mean. The video below is Google trying to explain what Google […]
A few years ago, when I’d suggest that social media would disrupt many business models and core organisational functions, I would wait for the first eyebrow in the audience to get raised. I’d explain how corporates would eventually need to migrate from one-way, top-down, broadcast marketing channels of their choice to multi-directional social engagement on […]
My favourite curation site is Brain Pickings. It’s a labour of love, quirky, informative. It was via Brain Pickings that I came across the video I have embedded in this blog. In the old days, I would have bookmarked the link, using Diigo, perhaps. But I wanted to store it somewhere I could find it. […]
Say Everything is one of my favourite books. Not just because it covers the history of blogging, which is at the core of my doctoral research – but also because it encapsulates the empowerment we associate with the read/write web: freedom from intermediaries, access to the modern equivalent of a private printing press, the right […]
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Joakim Nilsson skyped me for a late night chat on the read/write web and social media strategy. I know.. I should have shaved, put the lights on and stopped waving my hands. But it was late.
We knew it was coming. And yet, in the same way we all mentally pretend that we will be spared from our inevitable passing, it was still a shock, as the news filtered in via that old and resilient of media, the radio and the BBC World Service. I was driving my son to school, […]
Tools for managing and curating online information are available. We just need to understand which to use, and when!
Social media has yet to disrupt the banking sector. Perhaps it’s time for banks to go back to their websites and start thinking social for a change.