02 4 / 2014

The rules of content marketing keep on changing but, as we like to insist, CONVERSATION IS STILL…

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The rules of content marketing keep on changing but, as we like to insist, CONVERSATION IS STILL KING.

talkingSo have participants at the Content Marketing World conference been told in Sydney today – the number of shares and likes a piece of content receives on the web are crucial in its efficacy as a successful marketing tool. Thanks to widespread high-speed Internet access and easy to use publishing…

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24 3 / 2014

“Young People are Just Smarter” – Digital Immigrants vs Digital Natives

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Noam Scheiber, New Republics Senior Editor, couldn’t put it any clearer – “Silicon Valley has become one of the most ageist places in America”. Yes, it seems Mark Zuckerberg’s premise predicated to an audience at Stanford back in 2007 that “Young people are just smarter”  is now the accepted creed;  that it’s better to be perceived as naïve and immature than to have voted (or have danced to…

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07 3 / 2014

International Women’s Day 2014: Mothers and daughters around the world – in pictures… http://wp.me/s2hthv-2642

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International Women’s Day 2014: Mothers and daughters around the world – in pictures

I’m reproducing here a visual celebration of women published by The Guardian and presented by Reuters on the eve of International Women’s Day. “Mothers and their daughters from around the globe”portray years of quiet female struggle to achieve equality among genders, particularly in Developing Countries. We…

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06 3 / 2014

Thailand’s Love Affair with Instagram

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A country inhabited by 67 million souls, Thailand has over 24 million Facebook and 1.5 million Instagram users. Not surprisingly, in 2013 there was a total of 36,443,398 photos and videos uploaded on Instagram from stunning Thailand. The natural and architectural beauty of the country lends itself to an Instagram frenzy, with people seeking a photo opportunity everywhere they go.

In 2012 the…

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05 3 / 2014

A speck of hope

Best poem in the world

Best poem in the world

Derek Nichols recently tweeted a poem written by his 14-year-old brother Jordan.

The brilliant poem can be read both from top to bottom and from bottom to top with both readings offering a completely different meaning – an extremely clever, playful and innovative use of literary techniques.

But above all, Jordan gives us that little bit of hope many of us so frantically look for every day,…

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29 12 / 2013

The highlands I once knew are fast vanishing - Cameron Highlands, MalaysiaI visited Cameron Highlands several times during my 6 year stay in Malaysia. When you live in…View Post

The highlands I once knew are fast vanishing - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

I visited Cameron Highlands several times during my 6 year stay in Malaysia. When you live in…

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29 12 / 2013

Zen, Manga and the Art of publich bathing - Outside-the-box accommodation in TokyoJapan has done it again. Despite putting up with a considerable deflation and a weaker yen, Tokyo…View Post

Zen, Manga and the Art of publich bathing - Outside-the-box accommodation in Tokyo

Japan has done it again. Despite putting up with a considerable deflation and a weaker yen, Tokyo…

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29 12 / 2013

Is Iran back in the tourist map?

Ben Affleck reminded us yesterday that Iran exists with the dramatisation of the 1980 joint…View Post

Is Iran back in the tourist map?

Ben Affleck reminded us yesterday that Iran exists with the dramatisation of the 1980 joint…

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29 12 / 2013

Bhutan’s intimacy with nature and all things happyUntil recently, there were hardly any mentions of Bhutan in the media. No surprises there – Bhutan…View Post

Bhutan’s intimacy with nature and all things happy

Until recently, there were hardly any mentions of Bhutan in the media. No surprises there – Bhutan…

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29 12 / 2013

Size does not matter in New Zealand
No, size did not seem to matter to the lovely New Zealanders we came across in our last visit to…View Post

Size does not matter in New Zealand

No, size did not seem to matter to the lovely New Zealanders we came across in our last visit to…

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