Aggregated predictions: what really will happen with social media in 2011

Around Christmas-time I was foolish enough to list my social media predictions. They were a combination of 'more of this, less of that, same of the other', and you can still read it if you're foolish enough to base an entire year that hasn't happened on the ramblings of one poor gangrel creature. Fortunately I … Continue reading Aggregated predictions: what really will happen with social media in 2011

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2011 social media predictions

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

Online outreach needs to be more touchy-feely, less reachy-outy

There are plenty of posts out there about how bad some email pitches can be. I generally don't like to accentuate the negative but today I received two pitches that both ably demonstrated one poor aspect of pitching: personalisation. The first pitch of the day came into my inbox pretty much demanding that I look … Continue reading Online outreach needs to be more touchy-feely, less reachy-outy

Humans do it better – but do they scale?

Today, two seemingly unrelated but actually very similar discoveries: socialmention is offering sentiment analysis among other metrics; and SpinVox uses people to transcribe messages. Humans as machines First, the second. SpinVox.They offer voice-to-text conversion which is something of a holy grail for computing, and given my past interest in AI, I found the proposition fascinating. … Continue reading Humans do it better – but do they scale?