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

Social media for social good #socent

I discussed Social Media for Social Good at a City of Sydney Talk on 27th June 2012. It is an important issue.  There are many decrying social media for increasing isolation and disconnection between people. Social media can be used as a force for social good and social inclusion. Social media is not just about ephemeral amusement, it is also an important way to harness … Continue reading Social media for social good #socent

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’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

Guest lecture UNSW law school

Late yesterday I spoke with a class in the Strategic Public Advocacy for Civil Society course at UNSW law school. They are lucky to have Joan Staples as lecturer – because she is one of the few people in Australia who understands these issues at both a deep practical level and at a theoretical level. The class and I talked about the digital revolution and … Continue reading Guest lecture UNSW law school