Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor

Confused by the title? It’s just another metaphor I’ve started using to describe how brands should distribute more trust to their communities. I slipped it into this interview, which Geoff Livingston has published on his influential Buzz Bin blog. It gave me another chance to flesh out my previous buzz director posts. Geoff has kindly shipped [...]

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A Chicken is not just for Christmas

Darren Rowse is a six-figure blogger. Last week he celebrated ProBlogger’s second birthday by “giving something back”. He raised over one thousand Aussie dollars to [...]

Another shout for a Netsquared Europe

Amnesty’s Dan McQuillan has made a rallying call for a Netsquared this side of the pond - which could be an “incubator for web-enabled social change in the UK & [...]

My Fundraising 2.0 presentation

On Tuesday (…it already seems much longer than that), I facilitated an “online fundraising” workshop for a number of wonderful development NGO-people in Brussels. We [...]

Buzz Director: help me write a job description

I thought it was about time to re-visit the role of the “buzz director” - flesh out the role I first floated last October. This is especially urgent given that much [...]

Priming the widget response network for action

Blending the use of social tools around the current focus and concerns of your work colleagues’ and activists is a must. So I think Nigel Dunn is onto something with his [...]

We are all photographers now

First post in a while for a number of reasons. Anyway, this stroked my ego. The three images I uploaded to the “All photographers now” exhibit were showcased in the [...]

Leveraging social networking to influence change

PR Blogger Stephen Davies thinks we’ll start to see a fragmentation of social networks. As people begin to tire with the vast, general nature of MySpace et al, they may [...]

Shaggy Blog Stories… for Comic Relief

My daughter Nelly was shuttled off to infant school this morning dressed as “Super Nelly” with a pocketful of loose change. Yes, it’s that time again: Red Nose [...]

My Social Network, circa 1987

I was recently drawn to this interesting graphic posted to Flickr by NMK’s Ian Delaney. It illustrates the fragmentation of people’s media consumption over recent [...]

Widgets of the world unite…

I’ve been having a lot of widgety thoughts recently, so I thought I’d bundle up a few loose ends in the one (long) post. First though, if you’re playing catch-up a [...]