Online Insights

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Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 09 2011

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 09 2011

This month on Online Insights we look at a different approach for New Year’s resolutions, fun activities for kids and seriously fun activities for kids for the holidays, and indulge in the parmi reviews (I hope my exercise physiologist does not read this month’s post). Creative Goal Setting The creative goal setting blog has a […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday December 05 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday December 05 2010

This month we bid bon voyage to a new, Adelaide-based, Web2.0 startup, find a plan incubator, look at a new identity sniffer, and get some inspiration for a life-or-death fitness workout. Trace My Trip A new Web2.0 site was launched this week in Adelaide, and has dubbed itself the “Facebook for travellers”. It is still […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday November 07 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday November 07 2010

This month we give one last hurrah to the local government elections closing soon in South Australia, listen to the voice of the River Murray, give our dogs a dementia test and ogle over some Adelaide sunsets.  Local government elections   A few weeks ago I was asked by my father-in-law who is also president […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday October 03 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday October 03 2010

This month on Online Insights we encounter a homegrown charity, a homegrown food writer, a homegrown fatalist, and a job that seems potentially fatal. Hope you enjoy the ride. Lamb’s Ears and Honey I have spent the weekend at a public tasting of beer, wine and coffee (my Baristador Coffee actually) at Homestyle Solutions, a […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday September 05 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday September 05 2010

This month on Online Insights, we will celebrate fathers day, look at parking in a whole new light, view incredible video tricks, and think about a calendar that falls to pieces. First though, Google unveiled a new tool in Gmail accounts since we last spoke. If you have a Gmail email account you can turn […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday August 01 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday August 01 2010

This month in Online Insights I combine one part election with one part masterchef and two parts history, unveil a tool to help you maintain a secret journal, give you a political voice, and give you front row seats to as many local jazz concerts as you wish right from your computer. History Chef Recently, […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday July 04 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday July 04 2010

This month in Online Insights, we discover when fresh is really fresh, have fun with the beginning of everything, unlock a free planning tool, and set you up for some family and holiday fun, geek style. Pop Up Book I think I have discovered the secret ingredient that will help modernise children’s  books and it […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday June 13 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday June 13 2010

This fortnight in Online Insights, we look at privacy on classifieds sites, piracy, social media, and ironing!! carsales.com.au’s privacy policy Privacy and Facebook has been in the news a lot (possibly because news corp owns MySpace, or is that being too cynical?) but I am concerned about privacy in relation to popular classified sites such […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday May 30 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday May 30 2010

This fortnight in online insights, we help you converse better, help you get on better with your kids, shine the spotlight on some dangerous journalism and then finish with some dangerous album covers. Enjoy Can you improve your conversation skills? Certainly. The Positivity Blog is quite a gold mine of timeless articles focussed on helping […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday May 16 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday May 16 2010

Privacy dominates our intro to Online Insights this fortnight. Facebook is at the centre of discussions, primarily because it is at the centre of so many of our lives. Then we have some fun with journalistic style and the end of an ere at a local library; captured on video. As always, send me your […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday May 2 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday May 2 2010

This fortnight in Online Insights, we prepare to make a swap for Fair Trade Fortnight, take some sagely advice from Naomi Simson and some lessons from Iceland’s notorious volcano, and then finish off with some star gazing from a long way away. Enjoy the sites and please share more with me to share with others […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday April 18 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday April 18 2010

This fortnight in Online Insights, we get real, really real! Firstly we discover a blog that is a zen oasis, then take a refresher course in how to guard our online repuation, before we get real about mumhood, motherhood, pregnancy – you name it. Plus we finish off with some light relief that is unreal. […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday April 4 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday April 4 2010

This fortnight in Online Insights we look at web search from a new, topsy-turvy perspective, discover how towns can fake it during a recession, find out what you get when you cross bacon, bourbon and cupcake batter, and then we tip our hat to Easter with some of the creepiest Easter Bunny pictures ever. Enjoy! […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday March 7 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday March 7 2010

This fortnight in Online Insights, we hear about a stoush between an airline and a big man from Hollywood, access some of the world’s greatest minds as well as the world’s worst clients, and learn about whose house to burgle NOW. As always, remember to email me with website suggestions – [email protected] A tale of […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday February 21 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday February 21 2010

In this edition of Online Insights we find a meeting calculator that pulls no punches, get inside information on Fringe events, go where few angels dare to drive, and get all avatar-like. Avatarise yourself Every year it seems a new design style enters popular culture. The most recent example was the Obama Hope poster design […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday February 7 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday February 7 2010

This fortnight in Online Insights we discover a territorial wine lover (is there any other kind), a twitter event that should raise a titter or two, a bit of nostalgia from shopping centres of yesteryear, check in for the disease of the week. Twandup10, huh? Firstly, I won’t be reviewing the Adelaide Fringe for the […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 24 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 24 2010

In this fortnight’s Online Insights we discover food the old fashioned way, consider the look and feel of our homes, explore the world and our city with new service and capture timeless wisdom for the next generation. 79 Degrees If you are a foodie, you will probably love this new site created by two, Adelaide-based […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 10 2010

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday January 10 2010

In this fortnight’s edition of Online Insights we listen in to the audio tour for the Great Pandas at Adelaide Zoo (yes, I made them which means one of my online ventures finally qualifies for Online Insights), look at a strange but intriguing clock, learn the truth about restaurants and what your waiter really thinks […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday December 13 2009

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday December 13 2009

In this edition of Online Insights we get a stern talking to about our dietary habits, snoop through Social Media tools being used to fight crime, marvel at the joys of data, and relive some high resolution film memories of yesteryear. Remember, your suggestions are always welcome. Go small and save the world yourself A […]

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday November 29 2009

Online Insights on FIVEaa Sunday November 29 2009

This fortnight on Online Insights we discussed Palm Oil (it will make you gasp and stop eating Tim Tams), Sesame Street’s new site, Morning Glory (not what you think), and a wonderfully quirky site for lifting your mood. Enjoy. Palm Oil So many products we use day to day contain palm oil and most of […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, November 01, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, November 01, 2009

Stop blocking This website has been created by a stalwart of the international PR community, Shel Holtz, to help battered, progressive managers argue and lobby for offering or maintaining employee access to social networking sites during office hours. He has said the site became necessary when self-serving companies who make money out of blocking access […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, October 04, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, October 04, 2009

Security Essentials Since our last segment, Microsoft has launched Security Essentials which is their free anti-virus software. Apart from OneNote, which I love, I am always hesitant about throwing my lot in with Microsoft but I have been convinced by Adelaide Tech Guru, Richard Pascoe, who wrote on his blog recently: “This is free software […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, September 20, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, September 20, 2009

Akaroy Films I ran a small business workshop in Port Adelaide last week and met a man called Derek who runs AKA Roy Films. While I am sure he is a movie producer/director/camera guy for hire, his company produces scores of short films on characters around the Port that make the sort of compelling viewing […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, September 06, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wobbles the clown Met some people last night who told me about Wobbles the Clown – was training as a doctor, then became a policemen, is a dietician, but now is a clown. Is that a career pathway or bush track? Anyway, he seems to be a very popular clown and I look forward to […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, August 23, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, August 23, 2009

Captain Skellett’s Science Blog Science Week ends today, so I thought I had better mark the occasion by sharing some science sites. The first is by a young, Adelaide-based, science communicator, Captain Skellet, who I met at a Twitter forum I was presenting last week. Her blog is like New Scientist meets Sex And The […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, August 9, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, August 9, 2009

Baby Boomers There are five million Baby Boomers in Australia so I suppose there must be a number listening right now. Therefore, I thought I should share a website created by an Adelaide man, David Stephens, who has probably been researching Baby Boomers for two decades on behalf of governments, agencies and universities. And I […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, July 26, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Facebook myth Firstly, some myth busting. There is something doing the rounds on Facebook that caught me offguard during another frantic week. It was a message in Facebook from a friend saying:  “Facebook has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures without permission. If you don’t want them to be available […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, July 12, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, July 12, 2009

I want to start with a concerning issue from a business communication perspective. It involves technology that is allowing robots to replace humans in the customer interface. I want to celebrate that development even though I have lost precious hours of my life trying to negotiate with the robot who answers your calls at Telstra […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, June 28, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, June 28, 2009

Let Simon Decide Attention all procrastinators. This site will guide you through the decision-making process and possibly break the deadlock of inaction either by making a decision for you or by offering a decision you disagree with, hence helping you discern your true thoughts on a matter. This is not a magical site or a […]

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, June 14, 2009

Online Insights with Steve Davis on FIVEaa, Sunday, June 14, 2009

Firstly, I saw a fake customer testimonial online during the week. It was so obviously fake I just had to share it. It is from a health shop chain and it is in the bit that says “what our customers say about us”. Have you ever heard yourself or someone else talk about a company […]