If you want to understand social media, do it when there’s a big TV event happening

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

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If you don’t want gurus then don’t call them gurus!

A recent post by Mark Ragan reminded me of a post I've had swirling around in my brain recently. His post is pretty bang on the money - of course he's right that, as a general principle, we shouldn't use jargon. But who's 'we'? Who are 'them'? What are I? Well apparently I'm a guru. … Continue reading If you don’t want gurus then don’t call them gurus!

Aggregated predictions: what really will happen with social media in 2011

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

The Universal Process™. Or: the Gartner Hype Cycle of Life

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