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Social Media Narcissism?

October 3, 2014


There's a lot of chatter about how social media brings out the narcissist in us all, without any acknowledgement that narcissism is a serious personality disorder/mental health condition that has a great track record of destroying the lives of the person with it and everyone close to them.

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

April 4, 2013


Lately I’ve been doing a lot of Biblical research for the Women of Genesis project and now I keep getting Google ads for holidays to the Holy Land.  The URLs are pretty hilarious. There’s,,,, and I guess it’s a pretty big niche market in a religious country like the USA. […]

The Internet, Feminism and Men

February 7, 2013


Whenever some misogynist-trolling-of-intelligent-woman scandal has exploded in the (anti‑)feminist webosphere over the last decade or so (ie since I started tapping into it), I’ve seen countless variations of this idea, mainly from intelligent men sympathetic to the concept that women are equal to men: “All these sexists on the internet need to ask themselves how […]

Damn you, internet

January 9, 2013


I blame globalisation and the internet. The number of appalling situations or events are brought to my attention by organisations like, and GetUp is starting to make me sick. Without them, I would be much more comfortable in my privilege as a more-or-less white, basically-middle-class woman in a safe, rich country. As it […]

The wisest words I’ve ever heard or read about how to work with social media

January 19, 2012


“I’ve learned to follow the hunch but never assume where it will go.” Co-founder of Twitter and founder of Blogger Evan Williams‘ closing statement of his TED Talk in February 2009. I think I’ll paraphrase that for my motto as a social media consultant: “Follow the hunch. Never assume.” That should be the basis of all social media […]

Saving souls

July 26, 2011


Late last year when I was applying for full-time jobs, I tried once again to make my work history look like a coherent career. It looked like this: I was pretty proud of having gotten all my stuff into one 2D diagram but it still didn’t strike me as looking particularly coherent, at least not […]

Zahmoo: all about stories

April 18, 2011


One of the reasons I came to Melbourne was to work with funky, innovative businesses. One of the first ones I found (via this guy and LinkedIn) was Anecdote. I’m spending the next little while running a social media campaign to tell the world about their funky new web app, Zahmoo. Zahmoo is all about […]