Many people are complaining about the new Facebook design. I am worried about it, but not because of the reasons most people are saying … [Read more…]
With social media tools we have the ability to instantly become a citizen of the world. We probably have more interactions in a single day than many people from our grandparents times met in their whole life. This has both advantages and negatives, and navigating these will have a profound impact on your happiness and your success. [Read more…]
When people ask me what the future holds for blogging, I tend to avoid making “on the record” predictions just because, well, I tend to be wildly off target! But I keep coming back to the idea that video will play a huge part … [Read more…]
Social Media gets a bad rap in the media, and in discussions. How much of it is warranted, and how much is just bad press and spin? [Read more…]
You might have seen StumbleUpon has expanded their share feature to allow you to send a stumble to all your friends.
At first this looks cool, obvious and useful … but I wonder if StumbleUpon will regret it? [Read more…]
Twitter Memes are trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. It might be something you do individually (such as the “5 things you don’t know about me”), things that have grown up around Twitter that make it more useful (Retweets and Hashtags are two examples), or might be something people do as a group for fun.
One of the most popular Twitter Memes is Follow Friday. It is a group thing where everyone suggests other Twitter users to follow, each Friday. One problem is inevitably you are going to NOT suggest someone, who will then feel bad – is there a way to make it fair and not have people feeling overlooked? [Read more…]
As we know the internet has a long memory. We also know that bad news travels fast, and embarrassing news travels even faster. There is a really dangerous aspect to the internet when both these factors combine to form a perfect storm of shame.
We are only human so inevitably will goof at some point. How can we avoid the worst? [Read more…]
Sometimes we will write something and it will unexpectedly deliver you lots of traffic without you needing to do anything.This happens surprisingly often after your blog gets established with readers and search engines.
While this is nice in itself, many people just bask in the reflected glory and do nothing. But there are ways to properly benefit from this attention … [Read more…]
In the past, “word of mouth” meant literally that. Now friends telling friends is as likely, or perhaps a little more likely, to involve the tap of keys and click of mouse. Because of this word spreads faster and wider than ever before, and this means you need to be more aware than ever before of the phenomenon and how it affects you. [Read more…]