Derek Abdinor

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New! Free! XBRL tool for accountants

Ok, the heading is misleading and would constitute baiting if I cared enough. Found via Dianne Mueller and sure to become an internet meme. Explaining an accounting process need not be dry when you see these cartoons (click on the image). Sure to give the Plain English versions a run for their money. From JICPA, the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. […]

Rule 26 for the LSE AIM companies v PAIA

In February 2007 the London Stock Exchange (LSE) introduced new rules for companies whose shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), notably Rule 26 which requires listing corporate information. AIM Rule 26 requires all AIM-listed companies to maintain a web site displaying the details of a company’s management, corporate governance, and financial information, among other particulars. They had […]

Web 2, microblogging and the California Fires

Web 2 has always been about communication, not technology. About using all different methods of getting accurate information, collaboration, dissemination. What better time to put it to the test in an organic, non-rational, human situation: the california fires. Mashups of maps, microblogging and user-generated video are some of the uses. Remember the London bombings 2 years ag, where mobile phone […]

Facebook: 10 lessons for the enterprise (so far)

Love it or hate it, Facebook and other social media are here and they’re changing the online habits of your employees and customers. It would be churlish to dismiss social media as a fad with no impact on your organisation other than being a tool for employees to squander their billable time; at the same time, Facebook is not going […]

Media: The first socially-networked president

TechPresident is an online aggregating service about all the US Presidential candidates’ use of online social media. You get to measure their effectiveness, or newsworthiness, on Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, and Technorati. Votojournalism The excellent portmanteau of Voter and Photojournalism, for voter-generated content where users post pictures of the candidates on the campaign trail, online. I think the term will be […]