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 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
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?
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 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
Google has released a video showing a Digg-like interface to its search. I think it's going to change everything. A casual glance at Friendfeed picked up a link from Chris Brogan: entitled 'Is this the future of search?' Given that I'm currently scratching my head a lot and figuring out how best to pull together … Continue reading Google’s new search will be the best of both worlds