Future of jobs in a connected social world

Following is a copy of some remarks that made about the future of jobs at the IT Talent Management Conference IT18. —— Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak here today. I will start with a brief consideration of my own IT career and then consider how the changing technology landscape is reshaping for careers and for business. When Phillip asked me to … Continue reading Future of jobs in a connected social world

Sky News – Politics and Social Media

Had a chat with David Speers, John Bergin, and Graham Young on Sky News yesterday. We discussed recent events in politics as played out in social media. Topics included – Julia Gillard’s visit to Western Sydney, the rise of surveillance and sousveillance with mobile phone cameras, the Mardi Gras police video, 457 visas, xenophobia/dog whistle politics by both parties, and the Liberal leadership spill in … Continue reading Sky News – Politics and Social Media

Real time, right time – it’s all about ‘me’ – so what about Twitter?

A recent article The Future of Mobile is Right Time Experiences by Maribel Lopez got me thinking about mobile and the future of the web. It is an especially important topic to consider now that Twitter is seeking to further control and constrain the way that its users interact. A good outline of the issues at play here is Nick Bilton’s piece: For Twitter-Owned Apps … Continue reading Real time, right time – it’s all about ‘me’ – so what about Twitter?

Your Blog Your Brand at Wordcamp Sydney 2012 #wcsyd

I’ll be discussing blogging and building your brand at Wordcamp Sydney 2012 – it’s on at University of Sydney 21-22 July 2012. You can register here. Some info about my session: How personal blogs have revolutionised publishing. This talk will demonstrate how a WordPress blog can provide a platform for individuals and small businesses to build profile and get noticed. It will outline: Key practices and … Continue reading Your Blog Your Brand at Wordcamp Sydney 2012 #wcsyd

What will change the world? Welcome to the hive mind of Twitter.

One of the things I love about Twitter is the way it enables serendipity on a grand scale.  Recently, I can’t remember how, I ran across @blogbrevity (a.k.a Angela Dunn) whose Twitter feed resonated with me and we followed each other. On June 9th she invited me to join #Ideachat – Twitter Chat & Salon for Twitter Thinkers About “Ideas”. The topic for discussion was … Continue reading What will change the world? Welcome to the hive mind of Twitter.

Why starting a blog is like getting a puppy

It all sounds so easy. Just go to a free site like WordPress.com or Blogger.com sign up and your blog is ready to go. But it’s not quite that easy. Blogging is a challenging business. It calls for dedication and a willingness to simply write. You’re putting yourself out there, and some will be critical. But it can be good for getting your feelings out, … Continue reading Why starting a blog is like getting a puppy

What’s the big idea with social media? #media140

I was lucky enough to be invited to Media 140 in Perth recently to discuss what the ‘big idea’ is with social media. The idea was for a context setting discussion about social media and how it is changing business and society. DIGITAL REVOLUTION We are living through a digital revolution that is changing the world we inhabit as absolutely and as irrevocably as the … Continue reading What’s the big idea with social media? #media140

The Reputation Economy, Employees, and Privacy

As companies embrace the notion of a reputation economy fueled by the power of social platforms this brings a new set of challenges for management and employees. I was at the Salesforce #cloudcrowd event in Sydney recently and we were discussing this issue with guest speaker Peter Coffee. The issue is that companies increasingly require employees to interact online on behalf of the company but … Continue reading The Reputation Economy, Employees, and Privacy

Connectedness – it’s not just a technology thing, it’s a people thing

For many years now my friends, colleagues and I have been talking and thinking about the hyperconnections made available to us by the growth of the internet, telecommunications devices and networks, and social platforms. For a good background on it check out Mark Pesce and Ross Dawson. But I think that we have reached a state in our evolution as human where the practices of … Continue reading Connectedness – it’s not just a technology thing, it’s a people thing