Category Archives: Trends

FACEBOOK SHOWS IT’S CLAWS, as google shows some class

Google and Facebook are two Artificial Intelligence behemoths. To them, we are data points and have been for the better part of two decades. There is nothing that we think, do, say or act that they don’t have a detailed account of somewhere in the abyss of data that is ‘the cloud’. So as the Australian Government leads the first

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FB shows it’s claws

Google and Facebook are two Artificial Intelligence behemoths. To them, we are data points and have been for the better part of two decades. There is nothing that we think, do, say or act that they don’t have a detailed account of somewhere in the abyss of data that is ‘the cloud’. So as the Australian Government leads the first

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Up all night thanks to Online Gravity

Earlier in the week I received an inmail via LinkedIn from the overachieving Mr Paul McCarthy, letting me know his new book, Online Gravity  had been released. Very generously, he forwarded a copy via post. I first met Paul at a social media conference we were both presenting at last year and I was suitably excited for him. Last night, before heading

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Why Generation Next Must Be Nurtured

Tonight, I had the privilege of watching a young woman of The Women’s College within The University of Sydney bring the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to rapturous applause and laughter. With nothing more than astute insight and articulate delivery, 19 year old Nicola kicked off question time at Anne Summers Conversations with aplomb. And I wasn’t the only Women’s

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Knowledge Production: A Social Process

Jacques Derrida claims that the process of writing is fundamentally changed by the way we write. Marshall McLuhan on the other hand points to the medium as ‘the message’, while German sociologist Niklas Luhmann opines ‘man is not able to communicate; only communication is able to communicate’. Three different men, three different opinions. Nothing new about that. Or is there?

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Social Media: Hype or Communications Revolution?

No matter who I am speaking with, everyone wants to know about social media and how to best use it for their business. The most frightening thing for me is the inflexibility from business owners and senior management teams. Used to throwing money at marketing and sales activities, this group of learned corporates expect this new media channel to fit

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