Start the Week

OK, it’s January 7 so you have had time to break all your New Year’s resolutions. Time to get serious and set another one…

Try this: In 2013 I will work hard to improve my online reputation. It will help me get a better job. And just might be fun, too.

Hopefully, SK Uncut will bring some tips and tricks, and commenting her might drive traffic to your blogs, or help you gain Twitter followers. You could start by following @SKUncutChbg and liking the SK Uncut Facebook page (don’t worry, you don’t have to be friends with us to join!).

Here are a few links to get you thinking….

And here’s a thought-provoking article about BuzzFeed… Big implications for PR if it takes off in Europe? More power to brand journalism? Will advertorial become respectable????


One for the musicians amongst you…

Speaking at the NEMO conference Remco Vroom mentioned the Quantified Self movement – people who try to capture data streams about themselves. This can range from geotagging movements through to weight, heart rate and exercise patterns (Fitbit etc) to much more detailed records. Others want to capture more and more of their lives visually (think Instagram); now a Stockholm start-up, Memoto is taking this further by offering tiny, always-on cameras.

At the same time, social media encourages us to share more and more personal data, and this brings risks. In the UK this is Get Safe Online week.

There is no doubt about the biggest talking point of the week…

MyNewsDesk has the inside story.

And finally…. In some classes we have talked about Downfall as an example of remediation: here, Hitler learns about Tyskland 4 Sverige 4. He is a little disappointed…