Archive for December, 2010

December 12, 2010

Just had an awesome skype chat using the new skype beta

by Priya Chandra

We have a family hook up each Sunday night and tonight we were all in the new skype beta that allows for multiple video calls.

It was brilliant being able to see all my siblings in London, Perth and Melbourne as well as have my mother on call from Spain.

Got to love that sort of technology!

How about you? Have you used the new Skype? What technology do you use to stay in touch with family and friends?

December 9, 2010

I’m not a fan of Julian Assange

by Priya Chandra

but I’m definitely not a fan of attacking the freedom of the press especially when he’s not done anything wrong legally. #justsaying

Avaaz are running a campaign against this activity and if you’d like to sign the petition you can do so here:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/wikileaks_petition/95.php?CLICKTF

 

 

 

December 2, 2010

Grace under fire – U.S Navy on Facebook

by Priya Chandra

Want an example of how to handle potentially negative activity on Facebook with grace and humour? Then check out the U.S Navy’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/USNavy. They’ve recently been flooded with a number of posts calling for the use of ‘Persian Gulf’ as opposed to ‘Arabian Gulf’ by the U.S Navy – these posts have been generated through a call to action by a few Facebook causes.

Rather than ignoring these posts, deleting them, or otherwise reacting negatively, the team behind the U.S Navy Facebook page have acknowledged the presence of these posts in a status update.

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Of course, they’d still like to diminish the impact of this on their Facebook page, and so in the same status update they’re encouraging their original fans to welcome these new posters by sharing their “favorite Navy term, acronym, or jargon that makes no sense to [them].”

I think this is a great proactive approach to the situation and a wonderful example of facing the situation head-on.

What do you think? Would you have handled this situation in a different way?