Life. Work. Birth. Death. And everything in between. Read on. I wrote some time ago about the process of writing. Unless I'm writing for myself - that is, when I had time for 'recreational writing', or even blogging for that matter - I tend to procrastinate. I sit in front of the monitor surrounded by … Continue reading The Universal Process™. Or: the Gartner Hype Cycle of Life
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.
Social media is deceptive. It appears easy, free and yours to own simply for the price of admission and engagement. If this post were to live up to an alternate headline, say the “5 Easy Steps to Managing Your Brand Online,” the list might look a bit like this: Monitor and listen to conversations related … Continue reading 5 not-so-easy steps to managing your brand online | VentureBeat
When I was a young, naive strip of a lad, I thought everyone used the right words for the right reasons. How wrong I was. How very, very wrong. Today, gnarled and grizzled, I'm more aware of what people are really saying when words come out of their heads. And some of those words should … Continue reading Danger words
Preamble: Last week I posted my thoughts on SEO, after receiving a stream of great comments on Twitter that I thought were worth sharing. In turn, I'd posted because I was working on a project with a long-term colleague and friend, Steve Meleka. I worked with him at Imagination Technologies at the time we won … Continue reading Guest Post: Steve Meleka of Noble Meleka on SEO
I've been doing a lot of social media strategy lately. This involves digging around the web looking to see where a client is influential and what the sentiment is around that client, compared to its competitors (among many other things). And, so that I'm comparing like with like, I compare YouTube channels to each other, … Continue reading I want to listen, so let me find you!
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?
I've been tinkering with Yahoo Pipes quite a lot recently, and plugging it into Netvibes. The Pipes interface can be flaky but once you get it set up you can reuse Pipes simply by passing parameters to them without ever having to edit them again. And Netvibes is just gorgeous. I've 'done' Eurostar when all … Continue reading What are people saying about… Imagination Technologies?
Why oh why oh why oh why oh why does Facebook keep changing? I recently had call to get back into Facebook for a new business pitch (post-edit: we won). I knew it had changed and needed to clue up on the differences. It was broadly similar but, well, different. And on looking back at … Continue reading Facebook? Facelift more like.