Fangs for the distraction

I came across a great phrase the other day - Time Vampires.  Which seems to be commonly defined as distractions or events that take you away from your working day. So hello, Twitter.  And hi there to facebook and just about every other social networking site and blogging platform.  It’s very tempting when inspiration is … Continue reading Fangs for the distraction

A Presentation About Community, By The Community (and me)

Neil from Only Dead Fish had a presentation to make at IMM09 about online communities.  So he crowdsourced ‘A Presentation About Community, By The Community’ by requesting slides from the planners, digital specialists, researchers and so on who read his blog. The final presentation is below (including a slide contributed by moi, see if you … Continue reading A Presentation About Community, By The Community (and me)

Spring Cleaning in Social Media

I’ve been reading lots of Social Media Predictions for 2009 (including Peter Kim’s excellent piece) and one of the trends that stood out for me was Cleansing. I suppose it’s the digital equivalent of Spring Cleaning and a good ‘new year, new me’, kind of activity.  This week I’ve found myself cleaning out my RSS … Continue reading Spring Cleaning in Social Media

You don’t just create communities

There's an interesting interview with Woody Harrelson in today’ Sunday Times.  In it he talks about choosing to live in an environmentally conscious community in Maui which he describes as “we all get together for Thanksgiving and look after each other’s kids. It’s a real community, like one I’ve never been a part of in my … Continue reading You don’t just create communities