It was a follow up to some information I had sent a Slovene journalist who was writing about fake news. He came back with some very simple questions (below). Why does fake news take sometimes and not take other times?
In the book Podcasting for Communities, I outline five essential skills a podcaster or a radio production team need to perfect: writing … reading … interviewing … recording … and editing. In this edition of the Podcasting For … podcast, Larry talks about how he taught himself to write a script, what he has learned Read more about Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast[…]
This week the Wall Street Journal publishing on Snapchat and the move of The Independent to online only,
In 2016 I will be changing my approach to social media.
Across Europe, across the world mobile Internet access is eclipsing desktop and laptop usage. Mobile phones and tablets are becoming the most common way to use the Internet.
the latest “Internet Sensation” is not even a video – it is a radio programme, and what is even more remarkable about this “radio programme” is that it has never been broadcast on the radio – not in any conventional sense of what we historically have known the radio to be.
Last night Friday Night Mashup @FNMashup cleverly jumped on the@BelfastHour networking session to promote their Christmas Party (5 December at T13 Get your tickets and more info here ow.ly/ECNiH )
It is worse to drive people away than to fail to attract them in the first place.
First published on LinkedIn
While some web advertising has become very sophisticated, other advertising platforms fail completely.
Dear Facebook, We have been together for a long time now. We began to see each other regularly on 23 May 2007. It would be touching, you keeping a note of this date, if I didn’t think it was for an ulterior motive. Time has flown; it has been 7 years – and a few days. Maybe Read more about It’s not me Facebook – it’s you[…]
What is a hashtag for? I was sitting with an important client. We were talking about the hashtag to be used at an event with a potentially global audience. I was looking after the webcast and social media production. The client had already made a decision on a hashtag with their events partner. The hashtag Read more about “A hashtag is not a branding exercise.”[…]
Allison Johnson was Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing Communication from 2005 to 2011. Interviewed by Behance CEO Scott Belskey, she talks about the difference between Apple’s ideas on marketing are and why “branding” is just not acceptable. From 99u.com Read more.
I have been trying to write a guide for organisations who want to use socila media, or are using it, but have not got a social media policy. I will publish the guide in due course. But there will need to be a section on the toughest of subjects. How to deal with comments, particularly Read more about Socila media policy – how to deal with comments[…]
Unexpectedly, I was asked by someone in Washington D.C. about my views on Net Neutrality. Not something I have given a lot of thought to – the discussion is there, not here. But of course a decision in the US will impact on everyone. So I cobbled together a few notes. This is more or Read more about Net Neutrality[…]
This year: Blogging is dead. Blogging is reborn. Blogging has shifted. And it’s still only January. OK So it’s February now (I spent a while thinking – about other things as it happens) and I have returned to the theme. Blogging is Dead: Of course it is! It has been dead for years and keeps Read more about Blogging is dead – Oh, no it’s not![…]
The December meeting of the Grundvig group was held in Cezayir Istanbul. These are some of the social media links to resources and work of some of the people and organisations who presented to the group. Ekran Saka a professor at Istanbul Bilgi University began the session on the 4th December. Ekran specialises in communications and new Read more about Using Traditional and New Media For Campaigns Against Prejudice, Xenophobia and Discrimination[…]
Over the weekend I was asked by the Belfast Telegraph to do an interview about how businesses in Northern Ireland do social media. Grateful for a few day’s notice, I began jotting down a few notes. And the few notes became a few pages. I’m sure the journo will not be able to cover all Read more about Social Media For Business – some talking points[…]
1 – Prepare, prepare, prepare There are several things you should do beforehand I. Who do you expect your audience to be – always be aware of the audience. II. Equipment – you can do it on a mobile phone or tablet, but it is best to use a laptop – you will be using Read more about Tips for live tweeting[…]
I got a request from friends in Freeformers.com. They are doing a tech-jam next Tuesday building an app for girls and women in abusive relationships. I’ve been asked if my friends in tech here in Northern Ireland and beyond can help. If you have any tips or ideas on APIs and Apps that might help, Read more about Girls at risk Hack – request for ideas[…]
A short report written for a different blog. The coach’s engine was overheating. Outside the sun was beating down – it was 35 degrees. Inside, the coach air conditioning was on full pelt to keep us cool. And we were singing Jingle Bells. “Dashing through the snow?” Hardly. Welcome to mid-December on the Western Cape. Read more about WIMPS at South Africa’s Media Conference for Youth[…]
While working in South Africa at the beginning of December 2012 at the Media Kidocracy Konference organised by Bush Radio, the organisers held a talent night for the young people at the conference. The winners were these guys. Not the best recording I’ve ever made, but I hope you watch it and enjoy it. Gumboot Read more about Gumboot Dance – the Media Kidocracy Konference talent night winners[…]
WIMPS – Karen reports from the Media Kidocracy Konference in South Africa from wimps.tv on Vimeo.
When I’m talking to people about their film, campaign, presentation or what ever it is they are trying to create a message for, I ask them to think about these three questions: – What do you want to say? – Who do you want to say it to? – How do you want to say Read more about Three key questions for your presentation[…]
Notes from a presentation I gave to the Media Kidocracy Konference organised by Bush Radio in South Africa December 2012 to an audience average age 15-16 Your Social Media Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr. That’s what most of us think about when we hear about Social Media. And since I arrived here in South Africa Read more about Social Media for Social Change – Express Yourself[…]
Here are the numbers. As I write, Lake Malawe is, at a guess, fifty to one hundred miles to the west. I’m 35,000 feet above ground travelling at 568 miles an hour in an Emeritz Airbus 340-400 on a 10 hour flight from Cape Town (on the west cape of South Africa) to the desert Read more about Teaching Blogging in South Africa[…]
South Africa Broadcasting Corporation board member Lumko Mtimde today told audience of young people at a media and democracy conference “Power is producing content”. Lumko Mtimde was keynote speaker at the Media Kidocracy Konference Conference organised by Capetown’s Bush Radio. Talking to a group of about 120 young people he described the media landscape of Read more about Producing content is Power[…]
We all love Facebook – especially when we get to hate it. The most widely used and popular social media platform is used by close enough to 1 billion people. For the service all of those people pay. “If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold” – check Read more about Facebook is free – and Facebook is expensive[…]
Forget about the Christmas rush. Get mind food and inspiration from some outstanding women at TEDxBelfastWomen in the fantastic new Skainos building in east Belfast, TEDxBelfastWomen is the first invent of its kind. Get more info and more importantly book tickets at TEDxBelfastWomen.com
Mick Fealty (editor founder and driving force behind Slugger O’Toole) organises weekly Digital Lunches on Google Hangout. Mick has kindly invited me to take part in several. This is todays. The synopsis from Slugger O’Toole: “Today’s … is the first in a two lunchtime session which will consider the future of Belfast over a relative medium Read more about Digital Lunch: Belfast2020[…]