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we interrupt this programme for an enterprise social media presentation

By on Mar 25, 2009 in headshift, social software |

It's not often that I write a post about the other side of social media – the tools, such as wikis and knowledge sharing networks – that sit behind corporate firewalls. This is, in part, because I tend to use consumer facing tools to do the same things, but also because I often prefer to expose a lot about what I'm doing to a wider audience because it gives me the opportunity to get feedback from a wider range of people with thoughts and experiences which might prove helpful. Enterprise tools and consumer facing social media can, of course, be complimentary. I've no doubt that enterprise social tools do have their place, and having used a number of different systems for tracking time spent on projects, to triage post-launch site bugs, and keep track of commercial contacts and opportunities, I'm starting to actually like them. Well, if not like then at least understand their value. I recently came across a presentation on slideshare that does a good job of explaining what enterprise social tools are all about. What I particularly like about it is the way that it draws analogies between one person's, Charlotte's, use of social tools in both her personal and professional lives. Meet Charlotte View more presentations from Daniel...

social media training course

By on Mar 13, 2009 in blogging techniques, citizen journalism, headshift, journalism, location based services, social software |

One of the best things about my job is that I have various opportunities to inform and enthuse people about the benefits of using social media tools and services to support their existing processes. In order for social media to be genuinely useful, it has to become part of a person or organisation’s everyday practice. If it’s not, then it just becomes an additional burden – something extra they have to do rather than something that helps them to achieve their goals personal or professional objectives. Readers who follow my twitter feed or dopplr updates will know that I’ve recently been traveling around the country a lot. Most of this has been to provide the 10 finalists of NESTA’s Big Green Challenge with social media training to help them use photo-sharing, video-sharing, mobile phones, social networking and blogging to inform a wider audience about their work, reach out to new supporters and likeminded groups, and to better organise their own efforts. It’s been great fun – I’ve met some wonderful people along the way, learned about some wonderful projects, and seen parts of the country I’d never otherwise have the opportunity to see. Here’s a map showing where I’ve been or will be going over the remaining few weeks of the training: View Larger Map I’ve also been authoring blog posts – a sort of beginners guide to using social media – on the Big Green Challenge Blog. Here’s an index to the posts I’ve published thus far: Introduction: social media and the whole web as your canvas Reaching new audiences with photo-sharing Sharing your videos online Getting started making google maps Taking the internet everywhere Live and direct with your mobile There are at least two more posts to come – blogging, which should appear next week, and finding and keeping track of content, which will cover social bookmarking, RSS and searching for...

my mobile journalism presentation

By on Mar 11, 2009 in BBC, blogging, blogging techniques, citizen journalism, headshift, journalism, location based services, mobile, social software | 4 comments

Slideshare doesn’t seem to like the Below you’ll find the presentation on mobile journalism I’ll be delivering to students on the MA Magazine and Newspaper Journalism course at City University, London on Thursday. The presentation looks at:     •    service providers – why do companies offer services which enable mobile content uploading and social networking?    •    citizen journalism – what motivates people to “report” what they witness; what sort of content do they create and share?    •    journalism – how are professional journalists and new organisations using mobiles?    •    tools – what tools are available for documenting and sharing content online? And at some point during the lecture I’m hoping to involve some professional mobile journalists – by mobile, of course…. mobile + journalism: get your mojo View more presentations from Robin Hamman. Download Zipped Presentation –...

your help needed – mobile blogging uni lecture

By on Mar 10, 2009 in blogging techniques, journalism, mobile | 1 comment

This Thursday, and next Tuesday, I’m going to be doing a series of lectures and workshops with my City University MA Journalism students on using mobiles to capture and share content. In preparation, I’m seeking some editorial and technical help from you: 1) I need some interesting examples of mobile phones being used BY mainstream media (eg. Journalists who get paid to report) 2) some links to blog posts by journalists, citizen journalists or bloggers discussing how to use a mobile to create and share stories 3) Some cutting-edge examples of News of other content sites on mobile interfaces 4) the mobile settings – this is my technical question – I need to get my O2 pay and go SIM to work in my unlocked (formerly t-mobile) nokia n95 so that I can use it to demonstrate qik, flixwagon, zonetag, etc I’ll repost the resulting lecture, workshop agenda and links to student work here so that everyone can gain from helping out. Thanks in...

good presentation slides on “micro-sociology of networks”

By on Mar 6, 2009 in social software |

David Armano, VP of Experience Design at Critical Mass has posted the slides from a presentation on the “Micro-sociology of Networks” he’ll be giving at The Parsons School for Design: The Micro-Sociology of Networks View more presentations from David Armano. (tags: behavior...