One of the highlights of GSummit 2013 in San Francisco was the cityHUNT scavenger hunt on April 16. Teams were given a couple of pages of instructions, cameras, and two hours to run all over SF finding things, convincing strangers to help, and generally causing genial mayhem. Our team Satha Kotiya (Scavenging Tiger [Sri Lankan]) blitzed the event, earning 980 points, with awesome teamwork.
I commented in Technology Spectator about Adobe’s silence about unequal global prices in the wake of negative social media comments from consumers.
Excerpt: “…[T]here’s one major difference that separates Adobe’s social media strategy in Australia from other local companies – they choose not to engage with criticism. Particularly criticism revolving around the company’s price points.” [...]
For Sean Rintel, social media commentator and strategic communications lecturer at University of Queensland, its not. He says the “crisis communication handbook” says to do the opposite.
“The whole point of crisis communication, is to regain control of the agenda,” Rintel says.
Read more at:
Polites, H. (2012, August 08). Behind Adobe’s pricing silence. Technology Spectator (Online).
Rintel, S. (2011, November 4). Do privacy settings work in the age of online reputation management? The Conversation (Online).
Australian Gift Guide interviewed me about Pinterest.
“Dr Sean Rintel, lecturer in strategic communications at the University of Queensland, says the site’s popularity stems from our basic instincts. [...] “Lots of people collect images of fashion; they clip magazines and put them into various sorts of things like that, so this is just a new version of that kind of collecting behaviour. “The big benefit is that you can share this stuff with other people and so if you’ve got a need to share your collection with other people—either just because you’re interested in sharing it or you want people to look at it and give you some sort of suggestion—that’s when Pinterest becomes really useful.”
The Copyright Issue
“If you’re a business you’ve got to be sure you own the rights or have rights to whatever images you want to put up, so if you own a store you need to take your own photos or you need to check if your suppliers are giving you images you can use royalty free or for a small fee with their permission, because otherwise you might be in a difficult position copyright wise.”
Read the full article at:
Galvin, R. (2012, July). Put a pin in it. Australian Gift Guide, pp 44-45. (PDF)
Rintel, S. (2012, March 22). A new way to share – why Pinterest isn’t just another social network. The Conversation (Online).
The Conversation published my article on why market nervousness about the troubled Facebook IPO is unwarranted.
I argue that while no company is immune to failure, the current market nervousness over Facebook is unwarranted. Facebook still has as strong a lock on the concept of sharing as Google does on the concept of search. I cover three issues: The mishandled IPO, the relative infancy of the mobile space, and the monetisation of the social graph.
Read the full article @
Rintel, S. (2012, May 31). Mindshare is still Facebook’s biggest asset. The Conversation (Online).
Also syndicated in:
Rintel, S. (2012, June 1). Underestimating Facebook’s potential. Technology Spectator (Online).
Rintel, S. (2012, May 31). Mindshare is still Facebook’s biggest asset. Leading Company (Online).
- Rintel, S. (2011, October 17). Why aren’t we using Google+? The Conversation (Online).
- Rintel, S. (2011, August 30). Is StumbleUpon trumping Facebook in the internet attention wars? The Conversation (Online).