Web Governance. It's so hot right now!

Governance.Was there ever a word like it.
It’s so flexible. So malleable.

Like an apology -  it can be as meaningful or as empty as you like.

  • “It’s how we make decisions.”
  • “It’s about team structure.”
  • “It’s how we set strategy.”
  • And so on.

It’s not that there are no good definitions of Web Governance. There are.

The flurry of debate & commentary on this topic in recently times is nudging people towards a shared understanding of what Web Governance is about.

Yet, despite this trend, there is still plenty of confusion.

Read more about Governance being alá-mode in this article.

The Irish Times challenges the might of LikePlace.ie - the fools!

The Grand Old Lady etc. has launched a competition to find the best place to live in Ireland.

So, I'm thinking, where have I heard that before ..? Oh yeah! On my own website www.likeplace.ie! We've been logging Ireland's best places to live for over 3 years.

On the positive side, I must say I like the comprehensive manner of the IT's approach & their expert panel. (I wish I had their resources.) They ask for a lot of information from entrants, which should ensure only the committed will submit an opinion.

However, surely everyone who enters an opinion to this competition must by nature be very passionate about where they live.

So what about dissenting voices? 

All the entrants may think that [*enter name of town*] is a great place with great facilities, but is that representative of the community in general?

At least LikePlace.ie allows people to say why their hometown is NOT a good place to live. If fact we have a list of the worst places to live in Ireland too.

(Admittedly that makes our site open to abuse and we have had our fair share of negative spamming - as a result we have had to discontinue rating for several places - interestingly all in Kerry.)

When complete, it will be interesting to see if the IT's final list of the best places corresponds with our own - and if not why not. Overall the big winner will the audience we seek to serve - those looking to find a great place to live in Ireland.

"Being Successful Online" at Kerry Fashion Weekend

Thanks to Orla n' crew for a great few days at Kerry Fashion Weekend 2012. It's surprising to me how much I enjoy these events (& not just for the swimwear).

It is genuinely interesting & fun to see such great work from the Irish creative sector. Melanie Morris, editor of IMAGE magazine was also there and had some great insights and anecdotes. A great speaker.

If you were at today's Business in Fashion event & suffered thru my rambling talk, feel free to contact me for the freebie I mentioned. Today's presentation is shown below.