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The Work Experience

Cut off social media, lose recruits: AFR

Rachel Nickless writes One in five job seekers say they would turn down a job if it did not provide access to social media such as Facebook, according to a paper released by recruitment giant Hays yesterday. A survey of 870 employers and job candidates for the white paper, Tomorrow’s Workforce, found that half of […]

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The internet the world

Does your company have rights to your Twitter account and do they have a Twitter policy?

Who owns the Twitter followers of an account when they were amassed during an employee’s tenure at a company? A case popped up in the news today on SMH (originally published in the New York Times).

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Events The internet the world

Digital Citizens – Social media and the music industry who are mildly embracing it

So the topic of the evening was meant to be Social media and the music industry but that’s not quite what we got. Everyone talked about the revenue/rights quandary but there was no real talk of how they were strategising for the digital age. Except for Sam Buckingham, a singer songwriter who has leveraged social […]

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Design

Sign up to the Company Customer Pact by Get Satisfaction

Having worked for a company behind open source software, I know how important community conduct is, on forums and other channels. In fact it was something that Geoff, as FarCry product evangelist had to (and I’m sure still does) moderate closely. This interaction between products and users is vital in fostering closer relationships between companies […]

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The internet the world

Telegraming peace and protest

Social media and mobile phones are the communication and organising tool of this moment. As you well know these tools have been important factors in recent events like the Arab Spring and the London Riots. So I thought it an apt time to reflect on old school comms. I found this telegram from 1980 on a […]

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Events

Social Media Club: Food, Wine and Social Media, 2 August 2011

An interesting thing happens when the speakers at Social Media Club don’t hit their mark. The speakers were talking about engagement but they weren’t getting any. The error they made was misjudging their audience as amateurs who needed to be shown how it’s done. They should have known that this is an audience of social media marketers […]