23 November 2010

What is Social Media?

This is a presentation I gave on 22 November to the Kur-ing-gai Rotary Club.

What is Social Media
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OK, so some of the people who attended this talk (including my parents) are relatively new at the interwebs, so I decided to list the websites I referred to in case they are too hard to find. Here we go, in the order they were used, mind the step:
Delicious (social bookmarks) http://www.delicious.com/
foursquare (for smart phones) via http://foursquare.com/
Expedia (for travel) https://www.expedia.com.au/
Brooklyn Museum community exhibition page for "Click" http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/click/
British Libraries BIPC http://www.bl.uk/bipc/ & Growing Knowledge exhibition http://www.growingknowledge.bl.uk/

14 November 2010

Deus Cycle Swap Meet, November 2010

Sculpture by the Sea, Bronte-Bondi, 2010

I wandered around with a friend just after dawn on a week day to get a better view of some of these amazing installations. And recently I've been going through all of the images and adding the titles and artists' names. I'm nearly finished.

Sydney Open (architecture tour)

This tour was organised by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW. I'm very grateful to them for encouraging us to get out and see these buildings and stunning views.

Google's (free) Staff Cafe

Originally uploaded by Mal Booth
My thoughts on Google's staff cafe. Open up the image in Flickr to read more.

I will be lobbying for something like this in our new Library for UTS, but already I can hear the nay-sayers.