You might be wondering, "Where in the world is Elizabeth?" Yes, I admit I haven't been blogging much lately. I had a huge project with a very tight deadline for the last three weeks in October, so blogging really took the back seat. In addition, I am working on several papers for my master's degree, so I have spent more time reading philosophy then blogs. But I am thinking about digital identity a lot!
So what has been happening lately? First, the SNCR held its first annual Research Symposium in Boston last Thursday/Friday. Congrats to Jen McClure for organizing another great event. I was unfortunately not able to attend (my travel schedule has been severely curtailed by my doctor for the next few months as I am awaiting an exciting new addition to my family!), but it sounds like our 2007 research schedule is shaping up to be ambitious and relevant, with a particular focus on measuring online influence. Sally Falkow has taken over for me as Research Committee Chair, given my time is going to be limited during the first half of the year. (Thank you so much Sally!).
The 2006 SNCR Awards Winners were announced at the event (press release) - congratulations to all! You can read their case studies here. The first issue of the Journal of New Communications Research was also published. You can download or purchase a copy here. I have an article in it which lays out my network model for communications that I have been talking to audiences about for a year.
In other activities, back in September, I wrote an article on RSS in Corporate Communications for PRSA. You can read it here. I have another article appearing on comment platforms, like Digg.com, Flickr, YouTube, etc. in the print version of PRSA's Tactics, but I am not sure if it is published yet, as they don't list their table of contents (that I can find, anyways). Please let me know if you see it!
The next Delivering the New PR conference takes place in London on November 10. I will not be able to be there (as explained above), but I wish my fellow presenters, Stuart Bruce, Neville Hobson, Tom Murphy, Chris Rushton and Philip Young all the best! [Speaking of Philip, the EuroBlog 2007 Survey started yesterday. If you are a PR person in Europe, please spend 10 minutes answering the questions, as it will provide us with valuable insight into how things have changed over the past year.]
That is it for now! I am forgetting to mention a variety of things, I am sure, but I'll be back...