Archive for October, 2013

What is it with the dark social…?

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

I can understand using the term in relation to its original and specific context of web analytics. However, I see it increasingly adopted as an alternative buzz phrase for those familiar and ubiquitous communication channels that were around before social media (such as e-mail), which seems nothing more than a rebranding exercise. If anything, this reveals a continued failure to contextualise new technologies and practices with those that are pre-existing and predominant.

No more blurred conference slide photos

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Here’s a thought. A conferencing web service, where slides of (pre-submitted) presentations from registered conferences are systematically coded. The codes are included in the corner of each slide for delegates to reference in a simple URL when tweeting during the presentation.

Example:
Conference: X456, Presentation: B4, Slide: 3

Conference Slide:

conference-website1

URL:
http://www.website/X456/B4-3

Web Page:

conference-website2

Tweet:

conference-website3