Tag: new media

What Makes Social Media Producers Tick?

November 19th, 2010   •   no comments   

We are weird creatures! (source)

One of the advantages/disadvantages of being an obsessive-compulsive blogger is that I not only dig the various theories of Influence 2.0, but live them on a daily basis too. While not all bloggers are alike – just as not all mothers, students, pastors or criminals are – there are certain traits which make us hardcore content producers who we are.

To make it easier for you to remember, let us term them the five Os of social media content producers.
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Death of Blogging?

August 2nd, 2007   •   10 comments   

Are blogs destined for the grave? (courtesy of Rusty Russ)

Here is an extension of Steve Rubel’s thoughts on whether our obsession with newer and more summarised all-in-one platforms may lead to the demise of the beloved blog. As usual, he gives a no-holds-barred analysis of the situation coupled with his usual whimsical touch.

“Earlier this week we chatted – here and on Twitter – about Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS). Our appetite for new technologies and channels is certainly insatiable, but it points to a larger trend.
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Are We Chasing Bright Shiny Objects?

July 21st, 2007   •   9 comments   

Read this brilliant post by Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion fame. The main thrust of his post is that it still all boils down to understanding good old human behaviour as opposed to simply chasing the latest, greatest and coolest out there in the planet.

Quoting from him:

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The Exciting World of Social Media

June 21st, 2007   •   5 comments   

Podtech.net’s Jeremiah Owyang with The Digital Movement’s founder Steve Ng

At the recent iX-TDM New Media Forum, I had the privilege of meeting and hearing from Jeremiah Owyang. The director of corporate media strategy at Podtech.net, Jeremiah is a social media consultant to big guns like HP, Cisco and Hitachi. In his session, he spoke about trends and developments in the social media space.

Jeremiah started by explaining fundamental concepts. Companies need to shift their strategies and mindsets to look at harnessing all employees – not just corporate communicators (like yours truly… ha) – to be advocates.
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One More Day To Go – iX-TDM New Media Forum

June 18th, 2007   •   no comments   

OK folks, for those who are in the know (and even those who aren’t), there are a couple of huge geek fests hitting town this week. One of them is iX Conference 2007 which is happening over the next couple of days at Suntec.

Part of it is the iX-TDM New Media Forum happening at SMU. That is going to rock because it features luminaries like Jeremiah Owyang of Podtech.net, Lynda Brown of New Media BC, Mike Downey from Adobe and Louis Broome from Microsoft. They are going to share about social media and engage you in a panel discussion on what’s happening and what lies ahead in the exciting 2.0 world.

Here are the details:

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Social Media Relations

November 22nd, 2006   •   no comments   

Came across this excellent piece from the net savvy executive on how one should manage and deal with bloggers, podcasters, you-tubers and other digital denizens. They have coined a new term for it called Social Media Relations. This could be an interesting offshoot from traditional public relations which is usually more concerned with Main Stream Media (MSM).

The key roles of Social Media Relations?

1) Coordinate the development and implementation of social media engagement strategy and policies, including blogging policy, formal blogger relations programs and social media monitoring programs.
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Weapons of Mass Distraction

November 19th, 2006   •   2 comments   

Was emailing to both Ivan Chew and Siva, when the idea for this blog post struck me. After all, in the age of digital democratization, time is probably the most scarce resource. We only have 24 hours a day, and there is only this much you can do.

Here are some modern day Weapons of Mass Distraction:

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