Archive for category Modern Culture

Optimize Your Google Searches with these Simple Tips

Posted by on Sunday, 11 April, 2010

New York Times has published a list of 10 Simple Google Google Search Tips. Even being the fangirl that I am, I wasn’t aware of a couple of these operators. Check out the list for some great widgets, like how to check international times and currencies – Google wins again!Find the entire list here…

Distance is no barrier

Posted by on Monday, 22 February, 2010

One of my favorite things about the internet is that it breaks down geographic barriers. About 80-100 people attended last week’s Social Media Club gathering in San Francisco. Another 780 watched via Ustream.Side note: Melbourne has just launched a Social Media Club. Check it out here.

A Twitter Experiment with Kyle and Jackie O

Posted by on Saturday, 15 August, 2009

We all know about finding the correct audience and tools for the message, so when I was voicing my disgust in 2DAY FM’s new processes dealing with Kyle and Jackie O’s foul breakfast programme I only aimed for my Twitter followers. There’s a wider range of people in my FaceBook friends and I didn’t think it would be as well received.I slipped up using TweetDeck and forgot to deselect the FaceBook option. The message went to both sites.The response was surprising.On Twitter there was one response (not someone following me) trying to recruit me into a boycott of Kyle and Jackie O’s sponsors.Within minutes on FaceBook friends had “liked” the status with one comment added the next morning. In total there are eight responses. Unfortunately none of the 2DAY FM fans prompted a debate but when I thought it was too controversial for my FaceBook friends it was a good result.If you want to follow my tweets, my username is biancajsmith.

How to poach an egg

Posted by on Sunday, 14 June, 2009

A 16yo friend updated his Facebook status this morning to brag he poached an egg for the first time.I admit, it’s not remarkable in itself, but how he learnt how to was – he watched a tutorial on YouTube. Social media: now teaching teenage boys how to cook.

What financial crisis?

Posted by on Tuesday, 10 March, 2009

I’m a marketer working in the financial services industry. Constantly I’m hearing the financial downturn blamed for everything.Over the last two days we’ve seen Richard Branson talk of the opportunities the current situation gives entrepreneurs and Seth Godin posted this blog entry earlier today.So things are a bit tight at the moment. What are you going to do about it?