Rebecca J Rosen, senior associate editor at The Atlantic, has put forward a simple suggestion to help phase out all-male panels at tech conferences: get men to sign a pledge saying ‘I will not speak on or moderate all-male panels at technology and science conferences’, thus forcing organisers to make the line-up at their events more diverse.
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As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games come to a close, we can look back with delight at Team GB’s success in the medal tables. And I know I’m not alone in finding that my enjoyment of the event has been increased still further by the frequent, reliable and inclusive updates from Team GB across their social media channels.
I spoke to Joe Morgan, Digital Manager to Team GB to find out how they coordinated the social media activity for such a fast-paced, complex event. And how they made sure they squeezed as many comments, likes and shares as possible from every single update.
When Mufadal Jiwaji sent TV critic Grace Dent an insulting tweet during her appearance on Sunday night’s Have I Got News For You he probably thought it was a throwaway witty comment which might amuse his handful of followers. He didn’t realise that she was a client of the PR firm he works for and that it could end up losing him his job.
How do you feel about being forced to use your Facebook or Twitter ID to sign up to new services?
Described as ‘Facebook chat for Twitter’, Bonfire is a new instant messaging tool which allows you to have realtime conversations with your connections.
‘I think we’re changing people’s behaviour a little,’ says co-founder Josh Russell… Read more on Bonfire brings realtime chat to Twitter…
Search engine Yahoo!’s annual Year in Review has revealed the most popular search terms of 2011, and it’s no surprise to see that the top three are all related to the state of our finances.
Typically post-graduates, nine in ten of Wikipedia’s 36,000 volunteer contributors are male and the average age is 26. This lack of variety means the content is not as ‘culturally rich’ as it could be, says Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Salman Rushdie has used the power of Twitter to overturn Facebook’s decision to deactivate his profile page.
It’s commonly known that brands pay celebrities to tweet about their products, paying thousands for them to mention their products to millions of avid followers.
But what if this concept was turned on its head, with the people who read those tweets having a say in how the money is spent? If followers were able to persuade 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Paris Hilton to use their wealth for social good?
So I just came across this collection of iPhone 4 cases from CollabCubed which feature a life-sized print of an ear. When you hold it up to your ear, it looks like, er, an ear.