Yesterday morning, I got a text message from Astro Awani’s Dzulfitri asking if I was able to head into the news agency’s studio to speak live about social media sentiments regarding the Malaysia Airlines airplane MH17 that was downed in Ukraine.
I’m not sure how many of you have watched the video below, released by Coca Cola Zero in conjunction with the impending release of the latest James Bond film, Sky fall.
A couple of weeks ago, I received a tweet from @DrBillASU inviting me to meet with some of his students from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications who would be in London as part of their European study trip. London was the first of three European stops for the students […]
By now, many of you who are active on the Malaysian social mediascape would have heard about the disaster on Paradigm Mall’s Facebook page a week ago. In response to complaints about elevators at the new shopping mall, someone with administrator access to the page took a rather unpopular tone – sarcasm. Such a reaction […]
If you’ve ever heard any of my talks on digital culture, you would know that Twitter is my social network of choice. There are many reasons for this but one of the main ones is that Twitter has connected me with people that I would never in my life have imagined I’d speak to. Early […]
This morning, I woke up early for a meeting before rushing over to a class I am teaching when I saw a Tweet from an online friend, Amanda. Some of you might be familiar with her work on Twestival, and that is exactly how I first encountered her when we applied to run Twestival KL […]
So, apparently flattery will get you anywhere. Or in my case, a mention on my blog. Haha! Picture taken from roadsidepictures from Flickr under the Creative Commons Code. So, today I came across this website belonging to a new “boyband” in town with a great love for music (they love it so much that they’d […]
This is the longer version of a guest post I had written for Social Media NZ. You can read that here. — I had been following the Singapore General Elections a little bit while I was based in Singapore over the past few months, and was able to keep up with it after I returned […]
So, Twitter beat traditional media again when a user broke news about the death of Osama bin Laden. If you have been closely following the stories since the incident on Sunday/Monday (depending on which part of the world you are in), you would have come across several stories about this. Picture taken from rommyghaly on […]