Content. We're not so much waving in it, as drowning. IDC says that in 2011 we created 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion GBs) of information. In 2012 it reached 2.8 zettabytes and IDC now forecasts that we will generate 40 zettabytes (ZB) by 2020. Of course, that's not all human-readable data but I've been looking around … Continue reading Paper.li – content aggregation for the easily frightened
So I'm getting back into RSS browsing. I dropped it when Google Reader died, thinking that Twitter was really the only game in town for monitoring. But there's a difference. Twitter is really, really fast and for that reason, I tend to use it for quickly getting an idea of what's going on. I might … Continue reading From search to site through what you say
BlogPulse has no pulse So I was playing around with dashboards and the like yesterday - as one does - and noticed that BlogPulse has disappeared. BlogPulse was not the greatest blog search engine around, but it was the only one offering anything like useable charts. So, given that Technorati charts disappeared years ago (although … Continue reading The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one
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?
Do you write press releases? Do they work online? As in, can people find them? How do you know? Here are some ways to make your releases work as hard for you online as they do offline. Takeaways: Use keywords Make the title and first sentence look good online Write the release first, then the … Continue reading Flanged bananas. Or: how to write a press release that works online too.
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?
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
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past week, you'll know all about the iPad, Apple's new wunderkit - what it has, what it has not, what it's for, what it's not for, and so on. Fortunately, the term 'iPad' is very quick and easy to search for. So, it's a doddle to … Continue reading What are people saying about… the iPad, iPhone and iPod?