Topic archives: social networking

Where arts and policy meet in the digital sphere

September 30, 2011

The Gillard government is embarking on a "digital culture public sphere" consultation as a part of its national cultural policy development. Kate Lundy talks to Crikey about what it is and why we should care.

LinkedIn pulls a Facebook-like swifty on ‘social advertising’

August 11, 2011 2

LinkedIn likes to portray itself as the professional social network, but it seems they're perfectly happy to treat their professional users as fodder for advertisers without asking.

If Facebook killed Myspace will Google+ kill THE social network?

If Facebook killed Myspace will Google+ kill THE social network?

July 1, 2011 21

Facebook is THE Social Network, right? Yeah, there was a movie. We all agreed! Last week. But not if the recently launched Google has launched Google+ (pronounced "Google Plus") has anything to do with it.

The Facebook bullies of NSW Corrections — one victim’s story

February 11, 2011 17

The prison officers who have been elevated to martyr status with their heroic group nickname The Facebook 6 used the site to bully staff. I should know – I am one of their victims, writes Candace Sutton, former Labor advisor and freelance journalist.

Handy hits on how to develop a social media strategy

December 13, 2010

If you own or work for a business keen to engage with social media, there's a lot more to it then making a Facebook "like" button. You should also have a social media content strategy and this quick guide by Rich Brooks outlines the basics.

Peering into the crystal ball of corporate social media

December 9, 2010

Corporations are still in the trial phase of working out how to best harness the powers of social media and there's no doubt it will have a massive impact on commercial practices in the future. Here are a few predictions from Lauren Fisher.

Strange social media bedfellows: Dubya and Zuckerberg buddy up

December 1, 2010

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has a new pal in George W. Bush, who visited Facebook HQ and claimed to be an avid user of the social networking website. Bush did however repeatedly refer to the site using its original name: "the Facebook," reports Guy Adams.

Digital addiction: going cold turkey for charity

November 29, 2010

Gaga and Justin Timberlake are among celebrities who have pledged to give up social networking platforms for World AIDS day and not sign back on until they've raised a million big ones for charity. Bizarrely, other celebs such as Elijah Wood have represented their "digital deaths" by lying in coffins.

Here comes Mybook and Facespace

November 19, 2010

Everybody knows Myspace lost the war against Facebook a long time ago, but the formerly mighty music sharing website now appears to have conceded defeat by implementing a new Facebook login feature, reports Nick O'Neill.

Daily Proposition: stumble around the web

November 12, 2010 2

Whether you're stumped for something to do tonight or avoiding doing something else, at least you know the cause for this type of stumbling won't give you liver disease, writes Cat Wall.

Evan Williams on his role in the birth of Twitter

November 1, 2010

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams fronted a gathering of techies in Texas last week and spoke about strategies associated with building the phenomenally successful social networking service - including his decision to demote himself, writes Claire Cain Miller.

How Twitter can help teach students about government

October 29, 2010

For decades high school teachers have taught students about systems of government through same-old same-old methods such as diagrams, text books and mock elections, but Michael Stuchbery turned to Twitter and encountered some striking results.

The jury is still out: how can lawyers use social media?

The jury is still out: how can lawyers use social media?

October 26, 2010

Social networking services are increasingly being used in the court room and throughout legal processes, including jury selections and even in providing evidence. Zachary Sniderman asks three net savvy attorneys about the future of social media and the law.

If they click “like,” will they vote?

October 21, 2010

Incumbent Floridan Republican Alan Grayson is behind in the polls but he has more than six times as many Facebook fans as his challenger, which begs the question: how great an impact will social networking have on the ballot box?

How to use social media to empower your business

October 19, 2010

At a social media conference last week in New York, online marketing experts discussed techniques businesses can use to engage their customers in online environments. Here are ten of the top strategies.

The cold turkey social media experiment

The cold turkey social media experiment

September 24, 2010

Access to social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter was prohibited for one week at an American university earlier this month as part of an academic exercise to test how students would react. A social media expert has spoken out against the experiment, labeling it "too extreme."

How employers can take advantage of social media addicts

September 22, 2010

Social networking websites allow angry consumers to easily vent their frustrations to potentially large audiences, but the pendulum swings both ways: corporations can also harness social media's powers to promote and defend their brands, writes Josh Bernoff.

Why the editor of <em>Wired</em> boycotts Facebook

Why the editor of Wired boycotts Facebook

September 21, 2010

Web savvy Wired editor and digital addict David Rowan is wary of social networking websites and refuses to buy into the Facebook craze. He explains why you might want to do the same.

The future of altruism and social media

September 16, 2010

Some charity organisations would not exist without social networking websites, which have proven to provide an effective platform for fund raising. Mashable approached experts for their predictions about the future of online "social good" trending.

The future of CEOs and social networking

The future of CEOs and social networking

August 31, 2010

Websites like Facebook may have reached phenomenal levels of popularity but their powers remain largely unharnessed by those at the top of the corporate food chain. Jennifer Van Grove peers into the crystal ball and imagines the web savvy CEO of tomorrow.