They're all ways of linking, true. They're all different words for linking on blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and so on. Also true. But they all mean the same thing. And that thing is? "I find what you have to say interesting, and I'd like to know more." This probably strikes you as blindingly obvious, but … Continue reading What do subscribe, like and follow have in common?
We're living in a strange world right now. We're sort of at a tipping point between broadcast and broadcomment, where we can watch what millions of other people are watching, while at the same time see what they're saying. This was brought home to me during the Prime Ministerial debates in the UK. I watched … Continue reading If you want to understand social media, do it when there’s a big TV event happening
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
Two people walk into a room. They both claim to have the definitive ranking for Twitter influencers for your area of interest. One uses Klout, the other, WeFollow. And guess what? Their results differ, in some cases quite wildly. Which do you believe? Let's multiply the problem. Imagine you're dealing not just with two people … Continue reading Twitter influence: who do you believe?
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.
This is what I tweeted yesterday. Then I went away and came back an hour later - to lots of them. Comments, that is. So many in fact that I thought it was worth sharing them. First, the backstory. I've never really used SEO on this blog. That is, I don't really identify keywords then … Continue reading I don’t like SEO copywriting. Apart from anything I don’t think it has relevance any more. Comments?
Estimated reading time: 2.5 minutes So today is Wednesday which means I write about... hang on, let me look it up... tum te tum te tum... ah yes, here it is. Social media! Right. Over the past month, in the UK, we've been subjected to the constant advances of politicians throughout the election. Thankfully it's … Continue reading Everyone needs to get out more
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
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