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
As if by magic, Delicious has relaunched. I had that sinking feeling when I powered up my laptop this morning and noticed that the Delicious add-on that I use to navigate the web wasn't loading properly. It didn't take long to figure out that there are some fairly radical changes going on. Superficially it looks … Continue reading New Delicious – sweet eye candy but a bitter aftertaste
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?
Sometimes, you know you're seeing history in the making in a few video frames. Recently, there's been a bit too much of it happening. I watched in awe as the US Senate refused Bush his bailout money - the split-screen showed the politicians' verdict and the resultant stock market crash like a horrendous parody of … Continue reading Will one tweet ever change the world?
One issue I keep coming across lately is how to save money using social media. This is a big topic, one that relates to so many others from measuring social media through to monetising it. But every little helps, as they say, and through the miracle of RSS you can make your content work harder … Continue reading Bookmark, tweet and blog at the same time with only two hands and one head
I've been asked more than once recently "How did you get into social media - because I want to." If you're a wannabe (see right), my topline answer would just be "Do it". I mean, it's all out there, most of it's free, accessible and ubiquitous by definition. But that would be rude. So, off … Continue reading So, you want to get into social media?
How did we live before PR Fail? A Tumblr blog, it takes Twitter postings or del.icio.us bookmarks tagged with "prfail" or "uselesspr" in an attempt it says here, "to help PR people be better and give journalists and bloggers a way of sharing their bad experiences. As well as just collecting examples of bad PR … Continue reading PR Fail – a collection of bad things 😦
I'm due another issue of the PR Friendly index. This is my listing of the top 100 PR blogs I read, ranked according to various publicly available metrics. I've been thinking about introducing a bit more latitude to it, such as incorporating metrics from humans - that is, del.icio.us, Twitter etc - alongside those from … Continue reading Link love gone kerrrayzee
I recently noticed, with horror, that most of my posting of late - in fact, the vast majority - has been simply stuff I've bookmarked on del.icio.us, pumped across into my blog. I've decided this is not what my blog is for. So, I now just have a nice, unobtrusive feed to the right of … Continue reading No more deli.cio.us linkblogging from me