Archive for April, 2009

Online Reputation Management in Smart Company

Smart Company has published an article on Online Reputation Management which quotes me talking about crisis management. Brad Howorth kindly edited my rather stilted interview (it was my first ever as an interviewee!) so I sound coherent. And he called me a social media advisor, which I much prefer to the cringe-inducing “Social Media Expert” moniker. Thanks, Brad. 🙂

I’m also one of the presenters on Byte into IT, the weekly tech show on radio RRR here in Melbourne.  If you can’t catch the show Wednesdays at 7pm, it’s released as a podcast too.

The latest podcast includes discussion of new open source blogging and social community, Dreamwidth, as well as some news about tools for Google Android developers, and nice examples of Drupal in use. You can download the podcast here. I should mention here (since I forgot to say on air) that the Drupal sites were done by Development Seed, which is based in Washington DC.

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Upcoming OSIA talk: Open Sourcing PR

I’ll be talking about “Open Sourcing PR” at OSIA this month. The meeting starts at 7pm, on April 16 here in Melbourne town. Details of the meeting are here and the blurb for the talk can be found under the cut.

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CoPress – cool web tips for journalism students (of all ages)

I wrote this post for my students over at our class community on Ning, then realised I really wanted to share it here too. 🙂
I think I’ve mentioned CoPress before, but I’ve just been reading a few of their latest posts, and they just have so much useful info I wanted to mention them again.

CoPress is “a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college news outlets with the technical resources and support network they need to innovate online.” Among other things, they’ll host your student publication for you! And yes, before you ask, they’re happy to work with Australian unis, I already asked them. 🙂

The CoPress blog is awesome, packed with useful info and links. Here are two recent posts I thought you’d find helpful:

A awesome walkthrough of a multimedia “deep journalism” website put together by the Amherst Wire. You’ll see they even show you the flowcharts they drew to help them design their site. 🙂

A recent “link sharing” post they made looked at the recent big changes in newspaper publishing including the closure of the Seattle PI but it also has some really handy links about how student publications are using WordPress (and some recommendations of good plugins).

If you browse recent posts on the blog you’ll see they constantly mention new web tools (or how to get the most out of existing ones) – this post made me want to check out BlogTalkRadio – a way to record podcasts and then let listeners ‘call in’ with questions.

Hopefully at least some of those links will be helpful to you. 🙂

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