Data scientists replacing community managers?

I was watching an end-of-year social media trend video today, and one line stood out for me amidst the usual information. The job of “community manager” – someone who looks after a social media community and steers the conversation, keeps the tone on track, and encourages civility in general is apparently on the decline. In […]

(Celebrity) Ashley Judd writes about media misogyny

This piece – Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance summarises a lot of what is wrong with the media obsession with celebrity, and our increasingly visual culture. When I have gained weight, going from my usual size two/four to a six/eight after a lazy six months of not exercising, […]

what “draw something” can teach you about communication

It’s hard to imagine that the company that makes a free game with an ad-free $1.99 version can sell for $180M. But that’s what happened to OMGPOP, makers of Draw Something (see also the Draw Something Facebook page). If you haven’t played, it’s a multi-player pictionary-style game with a big-button, friendly interface. Using a basic […]