Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2011«

Movement at the station

March 31, 2011


When I started this blog last year, I set it up on the premise that it was a testing site for my online presence. I got some really useful comments on that post, but mostly just posting regularly for almost a year has shown me what I want to do. Here’s what’s going to happen: […]

Friday News Picks

March 25, 2011


Voting happened in Egypt! Fox News lied about things and people were surprised. Fox and CNN had a really insightful debate about the issue. Yemen’s Minister for Human Rights resigned to protest the government’s attack on protesters that left people dead and seriously injured. Another top official resigned as well. Then the rest of the […]

How to misuse Twitter and piss people off

March 22, 2011


I’ve been doing some work for a recruitment consultancy recently so I’ve started following a few recruitment industry accounts on Twitter. To find them I simply searched Twitter for accounts to do with ‘recruitment’ and ‘human resources’ and followed a few that looked interesting. A lot of them turned out to be job boards which […]

Friday news picks

March 18, 2011


Interesting, chatty article about the strengths, weaknesses and hopes for the future of new media compared to old media. Very refreshing to read a balanced view rather than “digital media is undermining real news!” or “old media should just die already!” An argument from a Slate editor to do away with anonymous commenting online. What […]

The one after the euphoric photo post

March 15, 2011


I put together my photo post about my first month in Melbourne knowing full well that it was a lop-sided view of what it’s been like. It’s all true but it’s not the complete story. A big move, even between cities as similar as Melbourne and Brisbane, is a shock to the system. This is […]

Friday News Picks

March 11, 2011


A Google marketing manager who was involved in the revolution in Egypt talks about how the revolution happened without a single leader. Amazing story. Nearly half of the red light camera photos in Brisbane don’t lead to you getting a ticket. American TV stations NPR and PBS are supporting investigative journalism when almost no one else […]

Melbourne: the first month

March 9, 2011


It’s been just over a month since I moved to Melbourne. Here’s what I’ve been up to.