ad:tech Sydney March 2008

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I’m on a panel discussion at ad:tech sydney (Wednesday, March 12, 4:20pm – 5:10pm ) … and it should be fun. The topic is Merging Online and Offline Initiatives: Integrating a Brand OnlineMODERATOR: Michael Gethen, CEO, Independent Digital Media PANEL: Cameron Holland, Global eCommerce Manager, Lonely PlanetGavin Gorazdowski, Managing Director, NewgencyKate Carruthers, Partner, Consensus Advantage … [Read more…]

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New Trend Blend for 2008

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Ross Dawson has just posted his Trend Blend 2008: Trends mentioned in the map include: Simplicity Reality mining 3-D printers Virtual protest Female chauvinism Geospatial web Celebrity worship Karma capitalism Networked risk Data visualisation Same sex couples (with kids) Constant partial attention Ross suggests checking out Richard Watson’s new book Future Files: A History of … [Read more…]

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Social Shopping – growing segment

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The number of social shopping sites is increasing (here is some listed by Mashable) . These type of sites are starting to build up momentum and they are building on social networking and the predilection of people to research online before they buy. It will be interesting to see how far they go in changing … [Read more…]

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Another F3 crash causes traffic chaos in Sydney

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A large truck crashed into the wall on the F3 early this morning and closed the southbound carriageway leading to the usual traffic chaos for commuters north of Berowra. Here are some images of the traffic on the Old Pacific Highway – this road is usually empty -traffic has been almost at a standstill like … [Read more…]

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Debunking Ideas about Nonverbal Behaviour

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Aggregation of research that debunks some of our ideas about non-verbal behaviour, for example “The idea the vast majority of communication occurs nonverbally is quoted everywhere from advertising to popular psychology articles. In fact the original experiments from which these findings derive have been seriously questioned.” Definitely worth checking out … By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

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User Interface Design Patterns

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User Interface Design Patterns is a really helpful site. In the software world we’ve used software design patterns as good practice in coding but the idea is not so prevalent in the UI design space. Which is funny when you think about the use patterns for websites. There are other sites that collect patterns but … [Read more…]

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Dear Slashdotter, where have you been?

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For all who have missed the significant developments in the LOLcode meme here is an update from Adam Lindsay (the inventor of this important concept): Dear Slashdotter, where have you been?“It looks like LOLCODE got some second-hand attention from a Perl6 story on the front page. It looks like some geeks out there had not … [Read more…]

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User generated content & the mainstream

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Even the mainstream (i.e. banks) are starting to understand the power of UGC (user generated content) – here is the quote of the week: “I believe that notions like user centred development, like user-created content and social networking are all very powerful trends and that it would be crazy not to understand it and determine … [Read more…]

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