Thursday, October 21, 2010
This is a nice example of relevant media placement - initiated by Victoria Police in Australia. Having tried unsuccessfully to serve an intervention order to a man, who'd been harassing his former partner on Facebook, the police uploaded a video of the court order to the social media site. The elusive offender was finally served and the victim protected.
When the police initially sought the help of Facebook, Leading Senior Constable Walton found them rather unhelpful, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, describing the organisation as "rather complex and bureaucratic".
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Self-determination is a major trend right now - a desire to take greater personal responsibility and shape your own future. This is complemented by a willingness to collaborate with others for mutual benefit, which increases each person's chance of success, leading to a virtuous circle of positivity and confidence.
The trend is illustrated by Levi's Shape What's To Come online community, which connects women to peers and potential mentors, helping them to make their personal, professional or cause-related goals a reality.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
My favourite TV show right now is Man vs. Food, showing on TLC. It's about one man's journey to sample the biggest food challenges and pleasures the US has to offer. It has no pretensions or foodie aspirations, it's just about the food people love, whether that's a pizza the size of a baby, a seven-pound breakfast burrito, or a sumptuous meal from an award-winning restaurant.
The presenter, Adam Richman, is the most charismatic, cuddly, all-round good bloke you can imagine. His love of food is palpable and his lack of judgement sincere.