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?
In the 18 months since I went freelance, I've spoken to a lot of people and worked with quite a few different companies, including a fair number of PR agencies. And what have I learned? That the state of social media is pretty much exactly as it was when I first became a social media … Continue reading Social media? I wouldn’t bother.
via flowtown.com I just came across this. At first I was cynical - I usually am when presented with 'the new thing' because most new things are derivatives of old things - but this is a genuinely good idea. It takes your email contacts list (think marketing lists, outreach lists, sales leads etc) and tells … Continue reading Turn an Email Address into a Social Profile. / Flowtown
via kurrently.com This is pretty cool - a search engine that looks through the Facebook news feed. That's about as real-time as it gets. Plus, it qualifies on two other counts: it has a parse-friendly URL (that is, you can pass keywords to it in the address); and it creates an RSS feed of the … Continue reading Kurrently searches Facebook news feed
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes So I was going through Epoch PR's numbers (I'm their digital associate and am helping them with their online strategy), and this came up: http://seadna.net/301-redirect-the-seo-way-to-rename-or-move-files-or-folders/ To quote the bit that my Epoch PR search must have picked up: "it takes a straws of in good time always and hard hopped … Continue reading To craunch a marmoset, frothy vomit, and other curiosities
Estimated reading time: 1.5 minutes So the dust is still settling - hasn't actually settled yet because we have a hung parliament so all the politicians will be running around with their knees bent, flapping their arms and clucking and pecking at each other relentlessly until one of them, with a gigantic squawk, lays a … Continue reading The UK Election Social Media Dashboard: What I learned
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
This post is probably going to get lost in the Twitter noise - and, judging by my declining stats, hardly anyone reads this blog anyway - but I still find it useful to share knowledge occasionally, not least because every day I don't post I suffer guilt. I've recently been looking around Twitter a lot, … Continue reading Five cool ways to find people on Twitter