Where's the Future? Or WTF? Is a blog that serves two goals. One, to create conversation about technology, web, social media and trends that are affecting organisations, government, small business and people today. And two, as a way for me to share my knowledge about the things I have learnt working with and for over 100 communities across Australia.

When it comes to making an impact, connecting and collaborating online we should all be asking, WTF? Or, Where's the Future?

I now have a new blog section called Hits from the Blog it's a shorter, more informal blog - I feel better about having a dedicated space that's a bit looser.

Unless it's one of my awesome memes, all images in the blog are from the excellent Gratisography website.

Opinion

Is Your Organisations App Idea Better Than Apples iPhone Jack Idea?

Summary of this post: That I think organisations are wasting money by building apps . I had this post sitting unpublished this week and after seeing a third example...

Posted on Nov 10, 2016

Opinion

Will Managing Community Care Staff Using an Uber App Model Cause Problems?

My sister and her family recently moved to a town in Queensland. Both her and her partner found work with business that are using apps to schedule out their work. For her partner it's working out...

Posted on Nov 7, 2016

Girls are making me sad. Calm down Bra just find a meme and let the anger out.

Opinion

Stop Being Meme to Women Online - #feministmemes

I only know awesome men so I don't really understand the men behind the online vitriol targeted at women, but it pisses me off. This post is about taking the meme back. Memes are hil-ar-ious - and...

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

A person hitting a pinata with determination and force

Opinion

Please Stop Saying You Are "Just a Not for Profit" - You are Smart, Strong and Powerful

If I ran a not for profit I'd have a swear jar and have the team pay a fine every time anyone said the phrase "we are just a not for profit". I hear it a lot, and I cringe every time. On...

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

Colour troubles? Image by Ryan McGuire

Accessibility

What do you do when your colour pallette fails WCAG?

It might be frustrating, but you really owe it to your community and site visitors to find shades that pass. Sorry. Designer: Ahhh only two of these colours pass wcag accessibility...

Posted on Aug 18, 2016

Unimpressed cat photo by Ryan McGuire

Community

Why isn't the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Website Accessible?

I was pretty shocked to see how poor the WCAG accessibility of the new Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) website is. It wouldn't pass A let alone AA, I know committment to...

Posted on Aug 3, 2016

A dog questioning everything

Opinion

Should you choose .com or .com.au?

A Country-Code Top Level Domain (ccTDL) is the the bit in your url that adds the country identifier - so the .au or the .uk - the bit you add to your .com or .org - which does tend to get hijacked by...

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

A man looking through a viewfinder

Social

Your social media calendar needs regular review and flexibility - put the social back into social media

This is a follow up to my previous post on the Adelaide Zoo's PokemonGo map and their use of social media to promote it. It was a bit negative in that it was opinon based (hey, my blog), but I will...

Posted on Jul 21, 2016

Social

How to do something awesome and not go viral! Don't be this organisation!!

Update : I had some feedback that the image in this post was a bit negative, so I've changed it - there is also now a part 2 to this post. This is a post about the Adelaide Zoo - and...

Posted on Jul 18, 2016