Social media: it’s ok to be lazy

Many, many moons ago, I had a vision. No, not one of those funny ones you get after too much Guinness, but an insight into what I would like from a website. I wanted to set one up, but I saw too many barriers. I would either have to host it myself, or get someone … Continue reading Social media: it’s ok to be lazy

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Your world only gets smaller if you want it to

The other day I was talking about social media in a pub. The reaction was almost one of scorn: that I was a loser for having interest in such matters, that social media was totally irrelevant to one's life and there were much more important things to be bothered about. Quite apart from this being … Continue reading Your world only gets smaller if you want it to

Twitter maintenance: the official and unofficial stories

So Twitter is 'performing maintenance'. It's still down at the time of writing. They've been very transparent and, so the reasoning goes, credible in their dealings, giving regular updates on their blog as they go along. Thing is, I've worked in enough environments where software is provided as a service to get an insight into … Continue reading Twitter maintenance: the official and unofficial stories

I cannot understand why Ad Age has decided to adopt Alexa as a metric

I cannot understand why Ad Age has decided to adopt Alexa as a metric. It is well known that Alexa has a strong bias towards tech and especially, as Naked PR eloquently states, webmasters. Furthermore, the Alexa ranking is given a score of 30. This gives it twice as much influence than Bloglines and places … Continue reading I cannot understand why Ad Age has decided to adopt Alexa as a metric

Play your company’s radio station – on a radio

Personalised media is great. Pandora, Last.FM, Matchmine, even YouTube, are essentially your own radio stations. But you can go further than that, and actually create radio stations with friends and then beam them to a stereo. Your very own radio station on your very own radio. How cool is that?  I like Pandora. Why? Because, despite its … Continue reading Play your company’s radio station – on a radio