Updating Privacy

If you are like me (and, trust me, I’m fairly normal when it comes to being a part of today’s consumer society) you are getting a lot of emails with the subject line something like: “We are updating our privacy … Read More

What is Your Privacy Worth?

This question has been asked many times over the years, as producers of products and technology have both become increasing more interested in things we once kept private. Originally—by which I mean, before social media—our sense of privacy gave us … Read More

Emerging Evidence: Skewed Consumer Perceptions

Consumers are looking for a guide to give them definitive answers on food. … Read More

Google Map of Jailed Chinese Internet “Dissidents”

Although the text is written in Chinese it isn’t hard to understand the message that this map of Chinese citizens who have been imprisoned for various “crimes” involving the Internet is conveying. ..China is still a repressive place. … Read More

The “Targeted” YouTube Channel

As someone who could be described as a “YouTube early adopter” I’ve watched it grow into the force it is today. I have also wondered why more companies don’t have branded YouTube channels… it’s direct, casual, targeted and entertaining communication. Well, Target has lived up to their name and hit the bullseye. … Read More

Are They Talking About You Right Now?

HSBC Holdings plc is a multi-national banking corporation that is taking a PR beating thanks to a cheeky social media company that decided to use it as an example of how potent online public opinion can be.

Definitely not an official site by any means, it’s quite simple – they pull in mentions of HSBC from the Twittersphere, then classifies them as a Fail or a Win for the bank… … Read More

Indigenous Reporters Put Aside Personal Feelings For Greater Good

Indigenous reporters are often faced with a journalistic quandary; how does one report objectively when the issues at hand so deeply affects you and the culture that you love. “We are sources and media at the same time,” said Silsa … Read More

Net Bar Hopping

Most of us know the disappointing feeling of walking into a bar to find its slim pickings regarding members of the opposite sex. Who didn’t realize it was Karaoke night when you and your friends were really just looking to … Read More