Rotary VS Rotaract Twitter Showdown

Rotary VS Rotaract Twitter Showdown
Tweet Visual.ly has just released a bunch of tools that allow users to display stats from Twitter and Facebook in infographics. I used one of the tools to compare the Twitter accounts @Rotary and @Rotaract. Rotary monstered Rotaract on almost all the measurements. While on one hand the results were unsurprising, on the other hand ...

I Like My Work

Tweet I’m looking for work at the moment, which is always an interesting experience. I found a flexible, interesting job for a social media coordinator. Given I started a company doing this sort of work, I figured I ought to apply for this one. It’s not until you are forced to sit down and spell ...

Disturbing News for Democracy

Tweet As you read this post, please bear in mind that I am certainly not a Greens supporter. If you want to read about my political convictions, check out this post. I am fundamentally disturbed at suggestions the Federal Government may have authorised or participated in the covert surveillance on a member of the Federal ...

“You’ve Got to Be Okay With Losing Control”

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Just Lines of Code 2

Just Lines of Code
Tweet The teacher at the front of the classroom lays down a simple plan and all you have to do is follow it. I have a tee-shirt that demonstrates it nicely, with the following pic on the front: Sometimes, the plans don’t work out how the elders expect they might. At a barbecue recently, I ...

(365 + 1) x 2 Challenge

Tweet As 2012 dawns, I’m embarking on one of those 365 day challenges encompassing both of the things that The Fat Tulip is all about – communication and community. But, I’m are supercharging it. 2012 is a leap year, so the challenge is actually for 366 days. And I’m doing it twice, once for each of our ...

Social Networks in the Local Context

Tweet Recently, my local newspaper reported breathlessly on the development of a ‘local’ social network by a local web designer. The concept is that businesses will place QR codes on their marketing paraphernalia or in their stores and visitors would scan the codes to join that business in the network. It is an interesting idea, ...

Tripping Up II

Tweet After I posted my recent criticism of the travel service TripIt, their twitter account @mentioned me and asked me to contact the service desk. I did that, providing a link to the blog post and said I’d be happy to publish any response. TripIt has since responded. The response is a mostly standard spiel ...

Tripping Up

Tweet Last year, I signed up to the web service TripIt, which promises to help organise (and share) travel itineraries. I travel far less frequently than I’d like to, but I love technology and enjoy playing with new tech. So, I signed up to TripIt and downloaded the Android app. At the time, the service ...

Honours, here I come 1

Honours, here I come
Tweet My honours research proposal, as submitted to UoW: My honours research will attempt to trace the spread of a variety of memes and motifs in digital media. It will not aim to provide predictive tools – though perhaps some will emerge – but instead to examine the common characteristics of cross-media memes and motifs. ...