Aussie Bosses Named Toughest on Social Networking

February 17, 2009

Laurel Papworth (@silkcharm), an Australian social media expert; brings us the following interesting statistics on access to Social Networking websites in the workplace.
“Despite Australia’s laid back reputation, its workers are among the world’s most deprived of access to social networking sites according to 3 mobile’s INQ poll. in terrible traffic this morning
In the Australian [...]

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Twitter User Demographics from Quantcast

February 14, 2009

I thought it’d be interesting to plug in to Quantcast and see what sort of results it brought up. They’re not running the Quantcast script on their site, the results still seem fairly in line with my thoughts on the Twitter user demographic.  Here’s some of the results my search brought up:

Note: These stats [...]

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Getting started with Twitter

February 1, 2009

So you’ve been hearing a lot about Twitter lately. News is hitting Twitter first, before traditional media outlets – the Mumbai attacks were being reported live on Twitter, and more recently the Hudson River plane crash. Twitter is growing fast – according to a recent blog post by Sandra Hanchard, Senior Analyst – Hitwise Asia-Pacific, [...]

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iPhone plans for small business

January 27, 2009

I was driving home today and it occurred to me that there aren’t really a huge amount of iPhone plans dedicated to small business.
First of all, why does an iPhone even suit small business use? I’m just going to rattle off a few reasons (there are many more!):

Easy access to mail (without requiring Microsoft Exchange)
Great [...]

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Smart 100 – Nominate your innovative idea

January 5, 2009

I just spotted a tweet from James Tuckerman about the Smart 100.
“The ‘SMART 100’ Index has been developed in association with global market research agency Colmar Brunton to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, promising to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia.”
By nominating your innovative idea, you can [...]

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Whirlpool Australian Broadband Survey 2008

January 2, 2009

Whirlpool’s Annual Broadband Survey is now available for you to complete. Your opinion matters – the survey results will be viewed by journalists and some industry big guns.
Complete the Whirlpool Australian Broadband Survey 2008

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Welcome to the land of Apple

October 18, 2008

This week has been full of tech for me. I have finally moved on to a Apple MacBook as my primary computer.
I’m also writing this post from my Apple iPhone 3g. Good first impressions for both devices however compatibility with my normal software is a pain with the MacBook. I’ll keep you posted on my [...]

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US Economic Crisis & Sub-Prime Loans comic

September 27, 2008

The current economic crisis affecting the US and global economies is a very serious situation.
Here’s a funny comic on Google Docs that I’m sure you’ll find very amusing and a much lighter approach to the topic when compared to most of the media you’ve been seeing.
(WARNING: Comic contains colourful language!)

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5 things about Google Chrome that seriously frustrate me

September 26, 2008

When Google launched Google Chrome – their take on the browser, naturally I was very interested to check it out as it could have some potential impact on me and my work.
First thoughts? This thing looks slick and has some neat little features and quirks but what really had me impressed was the speed that [...]

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Google takes a ‘Kevin Rudd approach’ to generating ideas

September 25, 2008

Google has just launched a new project called 10^100 calling for ideas that will change the world.
My first thoughts after reading this news immediately were ‘very cool!’… then I thought… probably not that original and unique – where had I seen this approach to idea generation before? Kevin Rudd (Australia’s current PM) ran the Australia 2020 [...]

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