John Willshire’s video review of The Sketchnote Handbook is lovely in a number of ways: It’s a good, thorough review of how it may be a useful book. It shares some of the insights from the book – my favourite is how sketch-noting can create a “concentration forcefield” for the note-taker… It’s a nice format…… Continue reading Visual notes and video
Adam's response to my response as it were, has two super-practical principles for getting short blog posts written: Connect the thought “that's interesting” with the action of writing the blog post as closely as you can. Don't leave tabs mouldering in your browser, don't leave draft posts in your drafts folder. Get it done, and…… Continue reading Short blog post tips from @adders
In the hype-sphere the chatter is all about Foursquare and Facebook: blogging doesn’t get much of a mention. While I still prize blogging as a form of personal media and a networked productivity and knowledge tool, its clear to see that blogs as a media format are mature and in the mainstream. Two posts I…… Continue reading Blogs become mainstream media
I’m grateful to Lloyd Shepherd for the point to a post by Robin Sloan called Stock & Flow. Recalling studying for his degree in economics, Robin recalls: There are two kinds of quantities in the world. Stock is a static value: money in the bank, or trees in the for est. Flow is a rate…… Continue reading Online media: Finding balance between stock & flow
Someone (I think Russel) was saying you should blog every dog-eared page. It’s a lovely idea, and I wish I had time to do that (read that as: “I intend to find the time to do that). And every starred item in Google Reader, and everything I bookmark on Delicious… My favourite blogger at the…… Continue reading Blogging, I love you
While Phil Buxton reminds us that kicking bloggers can harm your search engine results, Boing Boing points us to another consequence of disregard of abusing your customers online… People on b3ta deploying their creative skills to mock you…. ouch.
It pays to be a little paranoid about emails, IMs and the likes sometimes – about not saying things in them you wouldn’t like repeated elsewhere. Especially when it comes to matters professional and commercial… When Adam Tinworth voiced his anger at the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and its attitude to social media in…… Continue reading Reminder: you’re always (potentially) on the record online
A few months behind on this one, but who cares? Lovely short film from Vancouver Film School here about why blogging in Iran is a “revolution within the revolution”… Via Information Aesthetics.
I wanted to write a round up of all the Obama ’08 campaign and social media analyses, so I did a search for his name in my Google Reader. The search results, a bit like me and a lot of people today around the world, seems unable to get past the inauguration of the 44th…… Continue reading Inauguration day in social media…
Online Marketing Blog’s interview with Tac Anderson, who combines heading up social media at HP with being “entrepreneur in residence” at a VC firm (an interesting job combination, if ever there was one), is well worth a read. As m’learned colleague Alisa Hansen never tires of reminding the world, social media as a term has…… Continue reading HP’s social media tales