Newsmodo fills a gap in the freelance market

I recently signed up for newsmodo.com, a website created to become a kind of agent to facilitate contracts between news organisations and freelancers. As a registered freelancer, I can post pitches for articles I'd like to work on using a carefully formulaic set of criteria on the newsmodo website. The ad goes up like a… Continue reading Newsmodo fills a gap in the freelance market

My Twitter Account is worth $US83.20

According to the experts at snpros.com - "The Social Networking Professionals" - my Twitter account is worth US$83.20 as of five months ago. If you have a Twitter account, I encourage you to do the same - just google your name and it'll be somewhere down there. Some robot has gone through all of our… Continue reading My Twitter Account is worth $US83.20

…and if you can’t go online?

Do you exist if you don't have Facebook? Is a place really there if you can't access the internet there? Colombia's Pacific coast, specifically the department (equivalent of an Australian state) of Choco, is like another country. Almost completely inaccessible from the rest of Colombia by land, except via the narco-trafficking port of Buenaventura, it… Continue reading …and if you can’t go online?

I’m not making a statement by not owning a smartphone

During second semester of 2012 and the first semester of 2013 I lived in Bogota, Colombia on exchange. Coming from country New South Wales and having only been in Brisbane 18 months before I left for South America, returning to Australia's "new world city" feels strange. I feel like I'm in the future. Home is… Continue reading I’m not making a statement by not owning a smartphone