Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch

Way back when… the mobile telephone and fax machine were innovations, as were numerous other communication devices. We traveled through the period of everyone wanting a website, survived the dot.com crash, lived through ‘everyone wants an app’ and have rolled our … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch

2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

Day 2 #MayoInOz is already proving inspiring… A photo posted by Charlie-Helen Robinson (@charliehelenrobinson) on Nov 15, 2016 at 2:24pm PST   Some fantastic references from the #MayoInOz conference The 7 Habits of Highly Patient Centric Providers http://www.forbes.com/sites/davechase/2013/02/18/the-7-habits-of-highly-patient-centric-providers/#1663e60313d5 Dr Ash’s … Continue reading 2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

The process of grief, or rather out pourings of grief, on social media was the topic of this blog https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/social-media-and-grief/ after a major event occurred here in Adelaide. But we’ve witnessed a different style now. Let’s call it mourning. America voted … Continue reading Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

Wine in the bag at the end of the election

Unlike the federal election this weekend – we had two winners.

One for the whites, and one for the reds.

Wine that is.

 

But what is a “wine in the bag” or blind wine tasting event? Well, this is how New York Wines have described it,

We don’t wear blindfolds, or even Lone Ranger masks.  A blind tasting simply means we have no idea what specific wines we are tasting.  We usually know the varietal (or type of wine) and the vintage (year the grapes were harvested), and a few (but not most) competitions include the price category as well.  But we never know the brand, rarely the country or region of origin; and we never see a bottle, even in a brown paper bag (because the capsule could give away the winery’s identity)”

For our event, we knew the brand and type of wine and it went from there. There were three bottles of white – and three bottles of red!

Respect and thanks go to Glen Urbani for his organisation of the #wineinthebag event for us; it’s an awesome concept, and lots of fun!!

And as he said, “A big thank you needs to (also) go to Luke Kelly the manager at the pub (Hyde Park) who bent over backwards to help set up the event. Top bloke! And Stewie on the night for his fantastic service.

The Hyde Park service was perfect indeed. From the specially selected menu, to the help with our wine selection for the “wine in the bag” concept, they helped create a relaxed, fun atmosphere for us winelovers to play, where nothing was too much trouble.

Big congratulations go to Sonia and Litsa for their respective wins… 

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Making healthy normal 

Originally posted on granddementiadesign:
It’s seems rather surreal that the English weather has followed me over to Australia with the worst rain in several years and a chance of snow on the hills! And whilst I thought having done my postal vote I’d have escaped the Brexit debates, I was wrong! Pretty much everyone I have had the opportunity to meet with over the last 3 days have been very inquisitive about which way Britan will vote on the EU today! It seems there is no escaping Great Britain down under. There are still traces of the Queens’s birthday celebrations,… Continue reading Making healthy normal 

Republished; If this is the Facebook election, the major parties should be a little concerned

If Facebook is a microcosm of wider electoral feeling, Turnbull has work to do. But the main message from Facebook is that, between them, the nation’s two main political leaders are “liked” online by less than 2.5% of eligible voters. Continue reading Republished; If this is the Facebook election, the major parties should be a little concerned

24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

Originally posted on Warning:Curves Ahead:
This morning, as I was perusing through my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from everyone who took the time out to read it. Written by Kallie Provencher for RantChic.com, this “article” (I use the term loosely) highlighted things such as “leopard print”, “graphic tees”, and “short dresses” (because “By this age, women should know it’s always better to leave something to the imagination”). Kallie, it seems, has a number of opinions… Continue reading 24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

How social media is changing the church

Republished from The Conversation Bex Lewis, Manchester Metropolitan University Over the Easter weekend, the Church of England encouraged its congregation to share photos of their services and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #EasterJoy. It’s not strange for a … Continue reading How social media is changing the church

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

Republished from The Conversation Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology As Australia commences one of the longest federal election campaigns in living memory, much attention will be paid again to how parties and politicians are utilising the latest tools available … Continue reading #ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

Please ‘like’ me: why Facebook might be the key to success in the 2016 election

Republished from The Conversation Andrea Carson, University of Melbourne Another big week in federal politics is underway, with the budget announced on Tuesday. Then, possibly this weekend, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will formally call a double-dissolution election for July 2. … Continue reading Please ‘like’ me: why Facebook might be the key to success in the 2016 election

Age by decade

Originally posted on O'Folks:
Age by decade: A term designating someone’s age by decade. For example, a septuagenarian refers to someone in his or her seventies (age 70 to 79). The prefix in such terms is always from the Latin. For example, the Latin septuageni = seventy. * Denarian: Someone age 10 to 19. * Vicenarian: Someone in his or her twenties. * Tricenarian: Someone in his or her thirties. * Quadragenarian: Someone in his or her forties. * Quinquagenarian: Someone in his or her fifties. * Sexagenarian: Someone in his or her sixties. * Septuagenarian: Someone in his… Continue reading Age by decade

All The Time In The World?

Originally posted on Ageing Issues:
She’s waiting for her envelope, in which sits a letter, telling her how many years she has left to live. The policy was created in response to overpopulation. So, age is no longer an increasing number, it’s a decreasing one. And her time left has been determined by a slew of tests. Her countdown is predicated on exam results and the duration of her life will be decided on what “the rulers” deem to be her: merits, intelligence, looks and charisma. So far, so contemporary. This disturbing, dystopian look at society was the basis of… Continue reading All The Time In The World?

Who benefits from media reform? If history is any guide, it’s not the public

RePublished from by Vincent O’Donnell, RMIT University The “most significant media reform in Australia in a generation”, as unveiled by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield earlier this month, is no reform. It is a capitulation to the interests of licensees, shareholders and … Continue reading Who benefits from media reform? If history is any guide, it’s not the public