Is wearable technology in stalemate?

A few weeks ago I was pleasantly invited to Weareable Tech in Turin, a small Expo on wearbale technology.  Since I had given a presentation at Glocal News in Varese the day before, I thought I'd kill two pigeons with one stone and make a detour to this beautiful North Italian city to see what's … Continue reading Is wearable technology in stalemate?

The European Commission’s online communication today and tomorrow

I was happy to participate to "Web, Mobile, Social – The Commission’s online communication today and tomorrow" at the Committee of the Regions listening to Robert Andrecs, Head of Unit “EUROPA Site”, European Commission, DG Communication and Dana Manescu, Head of the Social Media Sector, European Commission, DG Communication. The European Commission's online communication has … Continue reading The European Commission’s online communication today and tomorrow

Twiplomacy is the Bible of social media professionals in international organizations

@marcoRecorder The Twiplomacy report is par excellence the guide book to the use of institutional tweeting or, as they better put it, it is an annual global study looking at the use of Twitter by heads of state and government and ministers of foreign affairs. While some heads of state and government continue to amass … Continue reading Twiplomacy is the Bible of social media professionals in international organizations

#iMinds 2013: What if…?

@marcoRecorder This article was also published on Waltzing Matilda Blog Last 5 December I have had the pleasure to attend the iMinds conference in Brussels. iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. iMinds brings together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. The … Continue reading #iMinds 2013: What if…?

Twopcharts, tracking Twitter users by language and by city

Follow @marcoRecorder Here is an interesting project I have found a couple of days back. Twopcharts made an effort to find the most influential active Twitter users for cities around the world, as well as widely spoken languages. By selecting any of the cities or languages available in their database, you will be directed to … Continue reading Twopcharts, tracking Twitter users by language and by city

To thank or not thank (for the follow) shouldn’t be a dilemma

Follow @marcoRecorder Thanking for the follow is a quite common practice especially among consultants, communication experts or people working in public relations. Still, I find it hard to see the added value in "thanking for the follow." Let's break it down: PROS You display engagement with your audience. You acknowledge and digitally "reward" your new … Continue reading To thank or not thank (for the follow) shouldn’t be a dilemma

I tried Google Glass…and I liked it. But, do I need it?

Follow @marcoRecorder Right, here we go. I finally managed to try Google Glass. It was at Google's offices in Brussels (lovely offices by the way) some time ago. I had a lot of expectations from this product. I had noticed already that a few well-known communications and innovation experts had been already given Google Glass … Continue reading I tried Google Glass…and I liked it. But, do I need it?

Bill Gates’ missed prediction on printed paper

Follow @marcoRecorder In 2000 Bill Gates foresaw that printed paper would disappear by 2007. As we all know, this turned out to be a reckless forecast. Even though digitalization and the actual number of computers (including desktops and laptops) has grown by 1000% since then, even though we have witnessed the advent of e-mails, chats, … Continue reading Bill Gates’ missed prediction on printed paper

Does social networking make us less social?

Follow @marcoRecorder Mike Elgan raised an interesting issue on his Google Plus account recently. See below:Our waiter at a side walk restaurant in Florence last night (I don't recall his name, sadly), believes that social networks are making us all less social. He said that over his years as a waiter, people have become more obsessed … Continue reading Does social networking make us less social?