Lessons From Topman’s T-Shirt Debacle

Topman tshirtThis week in the Guardian Woman’s Blog, Jane Martinson wrote about some offensive t-shirts designed and produced by Topman. There are a number of social media lessons that we can learn from this whole event. Read the rest of this entry


5 Social Media Realities in November 2011

Social MediaWhether you are starting out in social media, or have been using it for some time, here are 5 useful tips that will help you keep ahead of the competition as we come to the end of 2011. Read the rest of this entry

What to Blog? Or Not to Blog!

Hmmmm?Since starting a new job in August I’ve been finding it harder to find inspiration and motivation to write new posts on here. Read the rest of this entry

Unfollow Twitter Accounts Properly

Unfollow-Twitter-AccountsEvery Twitter user, at some point, should review the people they are following and those that are following them. Following for the sake of following is Twitter’s equivalent of spam emails, and everyone hates spam. Here are some key points to consider when choosing who to unfollow. Read the rest of this entry

13 things to avoid in your Twitter bio

10 things to avoid in your Twitter bioHere are some examples of content that you should avoid using in your Twitter bio, which I came across by scrolling through the followers of my personal Twitter account and work Twitter account (not through the lists of people I am following, as for me a poor bio equals no follow). Read the rest of this entry

Facebook to Introduce Subscribe Button With 3 Features

Facebook Subscribe ButtonFollowing Twitter’s announcement that they will soon offer Twitter Web Analytics Facebook are to release a subscribe button. At first, this may not seem like a big deal, however this will have massive implications, which will ultimately benefit the world’s largest social network a great deal. Read the rest of this entry

Twitter Finally Introduces Web Analytics

Twitter AnalyticsFor no apparent reason, Twitter has not had an analytics system of its own. For years, those of use that have tried to justify spending time and resources on the platform have had to rely on third-party apps, with a sprinkling of guess-work, to convey the benefits. Twitter analytics will be rolled out to a small group of pilot users this week and then to the rest of us over the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry

Social Media Sharing Made Easier

Social media sharing toolThis is a blog that centres around social media, so it goes without saying that I use social media networks quite a lot. In isolation, each network I use is fantastic in its own way. I mean, they all have their little quirks. Facebook is annoying, Twitter is sometimes a bit too simple, barely anybody is on Google+ and don’t get me started on Reddit (their link submission tool is a real pain to use sometimes). Read the rest of this entry

Two Apps You Shouldn’t be Without

Evernote and DropboxThis is by no means a ground-breaking post, or even talking about anything new. But the number of people who I speak to that don’t use these two apps, yet could really benefit from them, has prompted me to write about them – Evernote and Dropbox. If you have both of these apps already, then I’m sorry. Please enjoy this picture of a monkey riding a dog for your troubles: Read the rest of this entry

Riots – don’t take away benefits, take away privileges

Police in ManchesterThis post is a little bit different to what I usually put on here, but I wanted to talk about the fact that everyone is pushing for taking away benefits of those involved with the riots.

On the face of it, this seems like a good idea, but it’s not. People still have to eat, and they still need cash. It’s not like there are tonnes of jobs out there for people who rely on benefits to find alternative means of income. They will just have to commit crime to survive if you take them away. Read the rest of this entry

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