Category Archives: social media

Brevity matters

Clock from Candie_N at Flickr:

Tweet [EDIT: I should probably consider this Part 2 in my Brevity series!] I really have tried to like Google+.  And there are things about it that work well – adding people to Circles and having these groups in separate streams … Continue reading

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Klout vs PeerIndex: An Experiment

Tweet Over the past several weeks I’ve been conducting an experiment. Ethically I probably ought to have mentioned this to my twitter followers but I didn’t, as I rather suspect no-one was harmed in the experiment in any lasting way. … Continue reading

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Communication versus mentions

Communication: Maybe it will help from

Tweet I came across a campaign today, lauded as a success because heavy internet users were not blocking it.  Sorry, marketers, but that’s not communication.  It’s not even close.  Social media mentions are not evidence of: Users buying your product … Continue reading

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Fairness, justice and twitter

Twitter Justice

Tweet There have been countless analyses in past weeks on twitter and various issues surrounding super-injunctions, libelous activities and privacy invasion.  I’m not going to engage in an extended rant about this, but just to summarise my perspective: In spite … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg lecture: LSE

Sheryl Sandberg from Wikimedia Commons

Tweet This is a liveblog of the lecture by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, conducted at the LSE on Wednesday 25 May 2011. There’s not much in the way of connectivity here, so I’m taking notes and will upload this later. … Continue reading

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Business and Social Media – A forced relationship? Notes from BCS event

Frustration - by GKS on Flickr

Tweet Last night I was on another panel at the BCS discussing what is perceived to be a forced relationship between business and social media.  A good night was had by all panelists and Itua did a great job in … Continue reading

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Making luxury social

Tweet My guest post is up at the Like Minds Blog on luxury brands and social media.  It’s a bit epic (1000 words) but hope it sustains your interest!

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Influence versus everything else

Man with a heart

Tweet Following up on a panel I was on during social media week, it’s time I followed up on some of my statements about influence and social media.  Brass Agency captured the thoughts of several of speakers at Social Media … Continue reading

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Social stuff that needs to be built

Hammer from Wikimedia Commons

Tweet Lately there’s been a lot of commentary about emergent technology and how it can be used in professional contexts, as well as for self improvement.  Everything from Path (Facebook for limited friends) to Pinterest (basically a Posterous) to Quora … Continue reading

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Technology & education

Office from Wikimedia Commons

Tweet I’ve been spending the past few weeks almost completely focused on writing new curriculum for graduate subjects on technology in education and much as I’d love to share the fruits of that enterprise, I’m afraid it’s commissioned work, so … Continue reading

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