Social Networks

The Solar Decathlon Project

Posted by on August 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

The Solar Decathlon has been called the “solar olympics” by some people. It is a regular global competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy to build a totally sustainable house. For the first time there is an Australian team, the team from UOW and they have a really good value proposition for their entry. […]

LinkedIn (art as well as science)

Posted by on April 4, 2012 at 6:21 am

I have a lot of interactions with students these days. I teach a class of students who are primarily going to graduate in the next few months with degrees in media and communication. In addition I have a research project that involves PhD students from the sciences in interviewing CEO’s of corporations in high tech […]

Privacy and Trust. Do You Care?

Posted by on March 2, 2012 at 6:21 am

Your privacy. Is it worth anything? Actually its worth quite a lot. But ironically it is only when it can be aggregated with the information about others that it starts to build real value. Its highly valued by those people who want to sell you things. Because nowadays a tremendous amount of the messaging that […]

The Destruction Of Leadership As We Know It

Posted by on September 10, 2011 at 6:39 am

Digital technology empowers and it destroys. As the legacy silos entrench themselves and become more polar in their approach the silos start to crumble. It happens in business and more of that later. As is incredibly visible right now, it happens in politics. Sometimes those silos are not really about the leader or the policy […]

Why Businesses Need Professional Help

Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

While the media is all doom and gloom, for some there is boundless optimism. I have been asked to do several pitches in the last two weeks, two to companies that are expanding into new areas and want to make sure that they capture all the market potential that they see, and one to a […]

Building Strategic Relationships and The Role Of Media

Posted by on July 2, 2011 at 7:04 am

Yesterday was a busy day… in fact the whole week was crazy when I come to think about it. But yesterday more than most days… In the morning I attended an event to mark 50 years of friendship between Korea and Australia. (I was there as the proxy for Professor Gordon Wallace from ACES where […]

Is Face Book Becoming A Competition?

Posted by on January 18, 2010 at 3:15 am

Over the last few weeks, perhaps a month, I have noticed Face Book morphing into something that is quite interesting… There are a number of quite distinct groups of people that seem to form the community, well my community anyway. This observation is based on the News Feed feature… The largest grouping of users (friends) […]

Do we need a Wiki Newspaper?

Posted by on December 6, 2009 at 8:17 am

At Uni, I read Economics. With Social Networking being such a large part of current online lives, I wish I had also read for a degree in Sociology or at least Anthropology.   Economists are rapidly becoming irrelevant as the mainstays of popular thinking on the correct way to run an economy.   There are […]

Where to Spend Your Advertising Dollar…

Posted by on September 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm

The Disagreement about Blogs   There are two point two new Blog sites created for every second of every day of the year. (around 175,000 per day.) The blogosphere doubles every 236 days! Presently, there are around 77 million blogs,It has been predicted that within three years, 50% of all content online will be user-generated. […]

Pedo* Proofing Facebook.

Posted by on September 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm

One of my Facebook based Farmville neighbours is only 9 years old. She’s located in an ex-soviet bloc country in Europe and she likes to use me for English practice. I reply in monosyllabic polite manner to her simple questions about what is Australia like and today’s weather forecast.   No-one obviously has told her […]