Analysis

Creative Commons Explained

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Analysis

Creative Commons Explained

    Creative Commons is something that I talk about at a high level when I deliver social media training. Here is the long version of this story. Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) This license is the most restrictive, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.     Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) This license...

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Michael Jackson and Social Media

Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in Analysis

Michael Jackson and Social Media

June 25th was an interesting day as there was a flurry of activity online especially Twitter. As the morning progressed RIP Farrah Fawcett and Farrah Fawcett replaced Iran on the top 10 trending topics on Twitter. However as the afternoon progressed there were a number of tweets stating that TMZ had confirmed that Michael Jackson was dead. Soon the trending changed to RIP Michael Jackson and other similar versions. This trend has continued since then. My newsfeed on Facebook was filled with updates from my friends giving their thoughts on the impact of his passing on their lives. The...

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Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa

Posted by on Feb 19, 2009 in Analysis, Events

Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa

I had to do it i.e. talk about Obama’s visit to Canada.  I stayed away from the downtown core as I am sure the roads would be blocked with heavy security.  I’ts been amazing following the conversations on the social media channels that I subscribe to. A friend talked about a sniper being on the roof next to him, another waving to Obama as he passes by. I am happy to say that in keeping with the new media theme a lot of the traditional media outlets and now using new media so for those that don’t watch tv they can still know what’s going on. The photo below is from The...

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