I was riding the subway today thinking about product and brand evolution. Part of what I love about technology is that it changes so quickly and instead of forgetting about origins, the early days of a product or identity have to be embraced in the story. The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is also good like […]
A couple of months ago, I took a virtual vow of silence on Twitter. You can see the gap from the 4th until the 11th of November on my account here. It wasn’t a dare, bet or other shenanigan from anyone else – I simply wanted to experiment and see what happened. I’m calling it […]
A few weeks ago I tweeted a link (http://bit.ly/9sNHJJ) to the ‘Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea’. I also asked for some user recommendations on where to start as I currently don’t drink any kind of hot beverages. I got some great suggestions and have listed them below if anyone wants to try them […]
Lisa Lang recently interviewed a tired but hyperactive me, and others, at @socialmelb one morning as part of the inaugural episode of The Social Media Podcast. The premise of Lisa’s podcast surrounds “arts, community and technology in digital networks”. You can listen to the podcast here. We chat about the origins of #socialmelb, events and […]
I thought I would write a quick post dissecting simple Twitter etiquette for the newbies. I fear that many heavy users forget that not everyone speaks the ‘language’ and I find that I often get questions querying certain acronyms and so forth. (I also quickly discovered that I could go on for a while about […]
This morning I woke up reminiscing about Twitter’s days of ‘What are you doing?’. (Now, of course, it is ‘What’s happening?’.) When you remove the micro-blog-scopic tendency to answer the question at face value – there is such fantastic depth to it. What are you doing? What role are you playing? What change are you […]
I find that as I focus more time on strengthening relationships with people, I say goodbye to some connections along the way as time and attention are consumables. So, would you rather touch more people less (breadth) or touch less people more (depth)? I’m currently trying to find the balance.
Okay, a little game for your weekend. It’s called ‘Guess the Twitter bio’. If you know which bio belongs to who, list your answer in the comment area below. “Live Your Best Life” “British Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger” “I’m under the loft. I make videos and find some comfort […]