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?
For some strange reason I've recently noticed more people subscribing to my Friendfeed, um, feed. I can't figure out why this should be. Let's look at Google Insights, which shows us how many searches are done for a search term and therefore gives an idea of interest around a particular subject: Hmmm, looks like it's … Continue reading Is Friendfeed starting to warm up?
Running a blog about social media and PR is a piece of pie. Just start it up and make the right noises, eventually you wind up with several hundred subscribers. Same with Twitter. What is everyone talking about on Twitter? Mostly social media, it seems to me. So it's with a sense of satisfaction that … Continue reading Praise be, my subscriptions have fallen
Sometimes the value of the network becomes most apparent, when you most need it. Last week, I announced my freelance copywriting status. It was a big step for me. But before I'd done anything 'formally', I updated my LinkedIn. Within half an hour I had three queries, one of which has turned out to be … Continue reading A rebrand can be a crisis – or an opportunity
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
Everyone's talking about it. No, not Eastenders. Suddenly, everyone wants to know about Twitter. I've been asked several times recently "What is it, exactly?", and I can only say the usual: it's a bit like texting, but imagine your text going onto the web, and if people find your texts interesting enough or they know … Continue reading So Twitter is omnipresent all of a sudden – but not necessarily omnipotent
When the New Year came around, everyone pitched in with their predictions of what the future holds. Unfortunately, not having broadband throughout this period, I hardly had time to add my thoughts. So, belatedly, and in no particular order, here's what I think: Twitter will become more mainstream. I'm probably late in saying this, but … Continue reading 2009 is just a number
If anyone's been following my Twitter feed recently they'll know that I've been getting to grips with Yahoo Pipes. I think it's an amazing tool and offers the tantalising possibility of creating a wholly modular monitoring system, effectively through programming-like routines which, through a neat graphical interface, largely remove the need for knowing how to … Continue reading Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back
So, as one of my 'things to do' before I start at Fleishman Hillard*, I've been going through my RSS feeds in Google Reader. A very timely post about organising RSS feeds came along on the PNeo blog reminding that I needed to do this, and how I'd in fact planned to do it some … Continue reading Feed housekeeping yields interesting insights