Twitter and the changing landscape of communications

Normally thought of as something to do for fun or to keep for personal stuff, social platforms like Facebook and Twitter are now places not only to share photos and status updates, but to find information, news, and communication (dare I say, “engage”) with people. While “communication” was (or still is?) thought of as a … Continue reading Twitter and the changing landscape of communications

Media: Thanks for the news about Ebola – now what do I do?

In the last few months, Ebola has been on people’s minds especially those who are working to curb the spread of the virus and providing humanitarian relief to the millions of people that could be exposed in the three main countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. $13.5 million from CERF is largest for single crisis … Continue reading Media: Thanks for the news about Ebola – now what do I do?

Wanted: New skills for communication pros

I’ve been writing a lot about the influence of social media and the changing landscape of communication. We’re in an interesting period of change where communication professionals, like journalists, not only need skills like writing, speaking, and listening, but also skills in understanding technology, engagement channels, and being aware of and understanding where people find … Continue reading Wanted: New skills for communication pros

The mEdium is the mEssage

I took this photo just around the corner from where I live. Graffiti like this is a common sight in most cities and all are communicating a message – in some cases one that the general public can understand or in other cases targeted to a specific audience. Aside from the message, there are a … Continue reading The mEdium is the mEssage

Can we learn something from Eurovision?

There’s this European contest that’s been going on for the last 50 years or so… Have you heard of it? It’s called the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place this year in the Central Asian country ofAzerbaijan and the finals were broadcasted live last week, with Sweden taking home the sweeet prize and prestige! It’s … Continue reading Can we learn something from Eurovision?

The curvature of life

A fisheye lens is a weird thing. It gives a very different perspective to a photo. While it’s requires a bit of adjustment to use (i.e. like shooting in black and white), the feeling you get from the photo is something extraordinary (i.e. like black and white photos). Maybe it’s because of the 180 degree … Continue reading The curvature of life

ECHO-funded UNISDR Media Trainings on Disaster Risk Reduction: 2010-2011

Conceptualized and designed this infographic to highlight one of UNISDR’s key activities with the media between 2010-2011. Given the global scope of the project, a map was chosen to best represent this scale and breadth of the trainings. A scale is used at the bottom of the graphic to provide more details to compare the … Continue reading ECHO-funded UNISDR Media Trainings on Disaster Risk Reduction: 2010-2011

What They Teach You at Harvard Business School.

Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2011? That means it’ll be six months since I first landed in a still balmy Geneva spring morning. Where does the time go? Speaking of time, how long does it take to make friends and build a social network? Of course there’s the online … Continue reading What They Teach You at Harvard Business School.

Addiction to technology vs. common sense

One thing about Timor is that there isn’t that sense of technology addiction that has been plaguing the rest of the world… from Blackberry’s, iPhones, to other gadgets that seen to distract people from reality, there isn’t much of that in Timor. Of course, there are the technophiles who just loved to keep up-to-date on … Continue reading Addiction to technology vs. common sense

Cast away the computer – a relief at least for a little while

We’re sooo dependent on electronic communications today, it’s a little scary. Have you ever tried not emailing or surfing the internet for more than one day? How does it feel? Not only are we dependent on computers and internet for our daily life (i.e. searching or buying stuff, reading the news, connecting with people via … Continue reading Cast away the computer – a relief at least for a little while