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

Twitter influence: who do you believe?

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?

Complete Brand Marketing on Facebook | Involver

Free & Basic Applications RSS Feed Simply give us your RSS Feed and Involver syndicates your posts onto the News tab on your Facebook Page. Involver Pro users can syndicate these posts into status updates, along with other benefits. Twitter Use Twitter to communicate with followers AND Facebook fans. Involver Pro users get faster refresh … Continue reading Complete Brand Marketing on Facebook | Involver

I don’t like SEO copywriting. Apart from anything I don’t think it has relevance any more. Comments?

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?

The UK Election Social Media Dashboard: What I learned

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

Who are: @frosty_snow, @geoff_bronson, @gavin_henderson, @peter_bently?

This morning I took a quick look at what people were saying on the UK Election Social Media Dashboard. I noticed a few spikes on Twitter for George Osborne. This was strange. Osborne hasn't figured particularly highly so far, and when he has, it's been associated with spikes for his contemporaries Darling and Cable. So … Continue reading Who are: @frosty_snow, @geoff_bronson, @gavin_henderson, @peter_bently?

Tweetclouds of the Iraq Inquiry Blair session

The Iraq Inquiry plods on. However, Friday 29th January did provide some interest, as Tony Blair presented his view. As Chilcot made clear, it wasn't a trial, and no one was to be found guilty. However, there was still intense interest around what Blair would say, particularly given his recent interview with Fern Britton in … Continue reading Tweetclouds of the Iraq Inquiry Blair session