Ben Cooper

Group Innovation Director M&C Saatchi Sydney. Co-Creator O Six Hundred Kayak. Proud father. Loving husband. British.

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Getting nexted on Chatroulette

Published February 28, 2010

Chatroullette is a hybrid of speed dating and hot or not (well pervert or not!), via video and IM chat, at least that’s my take on it. Watch Casey Neistat’s video study (above) to

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Nike Live Stong Chalkbot

Published October 8, 2009

I know I’ve been offline for a while, but how did I miss this? A new friend in NYC just sent me the link to the Chalkbot created by Deeplocal for Nike and the

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Mapping visualisation of 250 million Facebook users

Published July 16, 2009

This visualisation could be better, I want to zoom in and out, explore countries and cities… but it does get the point across. Facebook is very well connected. Personally I have a love hate relationship

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The Internet Symphony playing now in NYC

Published April 16, 2009

They did it. The Internet Symphony is complete. Nice work by my mate Tom Uglow at Google in the UK – who’s at Carnegie Hall NYC right now. See my original post on the

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More twitter data visual tools…

Published April 8, 2009

Via @art_s discovered Twitter Stream Graphs (screengrab), Twit Arcs and Twitter Spectrum. All provide data visualizations for twitter profiles and keywords – tools created by @JeffClark.

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Twitter data – the anti timesheet?

Published April 7, 2009

Katie Chatfield mentioned data visualisation tool at Ad:Tech Sydney. The tool allows you to plot a ‘twitterers’ behaviour over a week. Simply enter their profile and with a mixture of Google’s Chart API

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10 informational diagrams, by Mr Armano

Published February 18, 2009

Mr Armano, can I call you David? David [amongst other things] creates diagrams that simplify this quagmire of information that we try to make sense of on a daily basis. These ‘informational graphics’ make the

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Choosing a social media agency

Published January 13, 2009

Here’s a check-list for evaluating social media agencies – with my thoughts inline. First posted on Connect. 1. A new approach – since everyone claims to ‘do’ social, look for those seeking to develop new models

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Single Origin – best coffee in Sydney

Published January 12, 2009

Single Origin Gypsy Friday from Scott Drummond on Vimeo. Julian just directed me to this great video on the Single Origin coffee shop in Surry Hills, by Scott Drummond (Scott, if there’s a better link,

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Twitter helping to find ‘indie’ the cat – be vigilant!

Published December 19, 2008

Woke this morning to discover I’m being followed by ‘Lost in Bondi’, thought it might be a backpacker, but no its the beautiful looking ‘indie’ the cat – who is sadly lost. Tweet, blog,

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More Mad Men – The Lives of Others

Published December 18, 2008

This is probably my final new media article for INSIDE FILM (#116) magazine. Final, because Rachael Turk (the then editor) has moved on to focus her passions firmly on film creation (and me). The

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YouTube’s – collaborative online orchestra

Published December 3, 2008

Inspired use of the YouTube platform to bring classical musicians together and create a world first (well I think it is). The promise; to be part of a collaborative virtual performance and (if you’re

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Followers of Mad Men on Twitter

Published November 5, 2008

I’m a new convert to the brilliant show Mad Men. Not just the show but its extension online. I’m currently doing my best to decipher the Twitter experience that’s running in parallel. My reason

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oneConnect is following me

Published September 24, 2008

I’ve been keeping my eye out for the Yahoo! oneConnect app for the iPhone (its not available in AU yet). The app uses your social connections as an address book and universal messenger –

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24 hours on SlideShare

Published September 6, 2008

So I joined SlideShare yesterday to share a pres that I put together for an APG training session. I’ve used the service for research but had yet to share anything. Within an hour I’d received

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