What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So, when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

#prayforparis – a collection of social media activities, notes and advice

*This is a living page – sharing key messages I made a symbol for Lebanon too. #parisattacks #beirutattacks #peace pic.twitter.com/fGMosHhiIP — Kristian Labak (@krustabred) November 14, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Hashtags Some good, some not so: http://thenextweb.com/eu/2015/11/14/paris-a-tale-of-two-hashtags/ #PorteOuvertes #ParisAttacks #PrayForParis For Australians … Continue reading #prayforparis – a collection of social media activities, notes and advice



With Michael Smyth Deb Tribe!


For online listeners; here’s my MP3 ABC Radio Segment Collection

Colourful Facebook Profile Pictures Take Over the World


Is this another quick opportunity for Facebook to experiment and get data about human behaviour? It’s a good one! Story source: The Atlantic “Were all those Rainbow Profile Photos Another Facebook Experiment?

From other news…

Facebook is not the only technology company that showed its support for marriage equality. Apple has been supporting benefits that covers same sex partners since 1993. Google, Amazon and Microsoft also filed friend of the court papers in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the Defense of Marriage Act, according to CNET. Those companies insisted that the lack of federal recognition of same sex marriages negatively affects company morale and makes tax benefits complicated.

And, have you seen all the header updates – Google, WordPress… etc

LinkedIn Professionals Take Note!

Profiles, let’s get back to basics (high unemployment means we need to make sure you are up to date!)

Top 10 things to do (or not do).

  1. Profile: clear head shot
  2. Profile: clear headline statement (use keywords)
  3. Profile: add contact details
  4. Bio: Use keywords.
  5. Bio: Be clear. Focus on what YOU want and promote that.
  6. Not so obvious: include 8 years on employment information (or 3 jobs)
  7. Not so obvious: say what the company does before you say what you do
  8. Not so obvious: use high level statements about your role – no dot pointed roles and responsibilities that make you scroll on for pages.
  9. Networking: Use the groups wisely and sparingly – don’t make it look like that’s all you do? That said, get involved.
  10. Networking: Read a persons bio before offering the deal of their life (in the work they already do). Don’t email an offer before establishing a relationship or connection with them.

Bonus tips:

Social: Congratulate, comment, share appropriately and be friendly – but professional.

Publish: On topic, relevant, interesting. Best content being FAQ’s FACTS and TIPS

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Microvolunteering. Can it make a difference?

Microvolunteering may sound small, but its impact can be huge Republished: http://microvolunteeringday.weebly.com/can-microvolunteering-make-a-difference.html NOTE: Microvolunteering Day #microday will be hosted in Adelaide by Charlie on 15th April 2015 Charlie’s project information (click) When it comes to volunteering, many people feel they are … Continue reading Microvolunteering. Can it make a difference?

Oldies Media Aware; The #oma Project

Social media has opened up several new ways for communication and social interaction. It has brought new means for people to create and share information. Older people have huge amounts of valuable knowledge, experience and memories that they are willing to share. My #oma project , or “Oldies Media Aware” will look at the use of social media now, and into the future. I’m excited to be taking this journey. Continue reading Oldies Media Aware; The #oma Project