Will one tweet ever change the world?

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?

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Is Friendfeed starting to warm up?

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?

Bookmark, tweet and blog at the same time with only two hands and one head

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

So Twitter is omnipresent all of a sudden – but not necessarily omnipotent

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

Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back

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