I've never lost any data. Ever. Actually, I tell a lie. I once lost ALL my data. I was recklessly drinking some Becks beer while doing some file management and somehow managed to delete everything from a drive that didn't have the trash can activated. Thirty rather desperate (and suddenly sober) minutes later, I'd downloaded … Continue reading Gotta love cloud storage
Social Mention is a pretty good social media aggregator. Think Google, but for social media. When I say 'pretty good', I mean it's not without its faults. It doesn't do real phrasal searches - that is, a search for "Brendan Cooper" in quotes will give results with just "Brendan" and "Cooper" in them, which is … Continue reading Whither Social Mention?
Campaigns are an often-overlooked weapon in the PR arsenal. And, when conducted properly, social media can really, really help - which is what I'm hoping will happen with the 'Have I Been Penalized' campaign. I spent some of my most creative, exciting and formative years working with Dr. Marc Pinter-Krainer on the Sharepages.com website and … Continue reading Want PR? Been Penalized by Google? Then lead a campaign.
So while I have my blogging head on - hot off the news that Delicious is disappearing and Facebook has undergone yet another redesign - I thought I'd jot down my thoughts on the state of the social media nation for the coming year. It's not all good. Here we go... Confidence will go down … Continue reading 2011 social media predictions
So the news is out. Yahoo have screwed up. They're closing Delicious. I don't even need to include a link here - just go out and look for mentions of it right now and you'll see the news. This is A Big Thing. It throws up all sorts of substantial issues, not least among which … Continue reading Goodbye Delicious, hello… what?
I just spent five minutes waiting for my laptop to boot up. It's a fairly standard spec, running the dog's breakfast that is Vista, but still, it shouldn't take that long. In a world of cloud computing, could we be looking ahead to instant start-up as clients get thinner? I doubt it. I've documented my … Continue reading Thin client? What thin client?
Today I actually used Facebook for something. My partner wanted to find women's networking groups online, and I suggested Facebook. Of course, she didn't listen to me so I decided to have a look myself. Immediately, I came up against a problem. I wanted to search for groups in London, but couldn't find an easy … Continue reading Advanced Search: Facebook gets it slightly wrong again
Estimated reading time: 2.5 minutes (plus 4:13 if you watch the video all the way through) In an effort to get myself back into blogging habits, and to make sure I'm up to date with everything I need to be up to date with, I've decided to set myself a schedule. So, today is tech … Continue reading Just how fast does a PC need to be?
I've been thinking a lot recently about how to monitor, capture, measure and report. The good news is that there are ways of doing all of these. The bad news? None of them do it all. Here's the current state of play: Google Reader is really good for monitoring and going back through old posts, … Continue reading Everything does something, but nothing does everything