Great day today at Digital Doughnut event at the RGS in Kensington. I missed the start and end due to diary clashes, but managed to see the bulk of it. The theme was Inspiration: The Life Cycle of Ideas My highlights from the day are ... Tom Ollerton from We are Social reminds us that … Continue reading Digital Doughnut – with sprinkles and everything!
I was at Social Media and the Law 2012 today, which was a really great event. First of all big thank you to Luisa Edwards from Google for managing the day so well - always nicer when a conference chair makes it fun instead of a relentless clock watch! Also some really great comments about Google's … Continue reading Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)
I had a busy last week being asked for my professional opinion as an Internet lawyer on Twitter and Facebook stuff, which is good fun. Was my first time on the radio doing a show on Voice of Russia on the Freedom to Tweet. Watch out John Humphreys is all I say (yeah, right!) :-p … Continue reading Twitter here, Twitter there, Barnett, Barnett, everywhere
Late last night - in fact while I was merrily consuming some nice wine in the garden bar at The Sanderson, Facebook's first set of public results were published. It's really not a bad effort despite what many in the press are focussing on. The high level picture is that revenue is up, hitting 1.18 … Continue reading Facebook first public results – don’t be a Grinch
Sorry for the delay in writing this - had an evening event yesterday, so a bit short on time. Anyway, the themes from day 2 are these: - Channel 4 has got the bit between its teeth and is really going for the digital/social/content overlap space and will have a new 'channel' called 47 (four … Continue reading FT Digital Media conference day 2 – we are all in chains
Tomorrow the EU will announce the most far reaching reforms to data protection law ever (well, you know, other than when data protection was actually born, but that doesn't count). Viviane Reding, a 'let's get stuck in' EU Commissioner, will announce plans to reform data protection laws across Europe and finally remove the many and varied versions … Continue reading MASSIVE day for digital privacy
I was at the Walpole luxury e-commerce event yesterday and Guy, Julia and the team put on a great event with really high quality speakers. There were speakers from many fashion and publishing brands as well as speakers from the technology and social media industries. Interestingly - and perhaps a sign of the times - … Continue reading Walpole – where luxury meets ecommerce
It seems to have slipped out very quietly and has hardly been picked up in the press at all, but the future of European online business is up for grabs. And that's all online business, from nuts and bolts e-tail right through to new media services with lots inbetween. After ten years of our E-Commerce Directive … Continue reading 49 days to save the world (or, influence the future of online business)
It's like groundhog day with Facebook ... every couple of months a story about how there isn't a Ceops button. Today it's about the jailing of Peter Chapman who met his victim Ashleigh Hall via Facebook. Come on Facebook, get with the programme please! http://www.ceop.police.uk/mediacentre/films/ceopreport.asp Big shout out to Toby Beresford who I caught on … Continue reading Come on Facebook, put a Ceops button on!
There are still some folk that don't get the value in tweeting and poking. It's a shame, because there's money in them there social networks - have a read of this: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-wont-be-a-multi-billion-dollar-company-for-many-years-2010-3 Wake up and smell the roses (virtually or not ... but that's for another day!)