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My self-hosting experience and advice (WordPress)

WordPress is, for me, the number one social media platform, and it is not just me that thinks this, according to recent reports.   I took my blog ‘self-hosted’ this week, an action which coincided with a report in Techcrunch that highlighted a boom in blogging compared to micro-blogging.    Personally I think Twitter is responsible […]

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John Prescott is the Real Deal

Obama should become more like British politician John Prescott. In a week when Obama disclosed that he has never sent a tweet in his life, despite having over 2million followers, John Prescott’s web presence should be lauded. Like him or loath him, in a world where PR tries to control every message, Prescott is keeping […]

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Foursquare for business?

This presentation focuses on what Foursquare can do for business. [slideshare id=2036238&doc=foursquare-for-businesses-v12-090921194537-phpapp02] Don’t be distracted by the game element of Foursquare (which is discussed in the early slides) which put me off it at first. Instead I’m focusing on what it can do for business. I think Foursquare will be big when it eventually launches […]

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Stephen Fry: editorial values vs trending topics

The curious point raised in my mind over the coverage of Stephen Fry’s decision to leave Twitter was concerning the level of coverage it received. In old media decisions are made over whether a story is newsworthy or not – or they should be anyway. This is an intellectual decision based on the editorial values […]

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Not enough hours in a day to blog?

“Time and tide waits for no man,” so the saying goes, and nowhere are man hours more precious than in the world of work, where the management of seconds, minutes and hours has become a science. So the following guide is useful: – when encouraging clients to use social media – for consultancies trying to […]

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Foursquare interview explains all

This is an interview by @steverubel of Dennis Crowley (Foursquare). It’s about three months old but still a useful overview of Foursquare. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPtujpFHb_U&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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Should Journalists Blog?

We, on behalf of The Carphone Warehouse, are beginning to undertake a project to encourage journalists to blog. I’ve only been blogging for the past five months but have found the whole process very rewarding. Hopefully a few journalists will start blogging who never thought they would! They are better placed than me to come […]

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My favourite news curation sites

Curation of the news is one of the most exciting innovations on the internet.  The internet is an enlightening place to keep up to date with current affairs and news, but now with news curation sites we can access, sort, consume and share thousands of news sources from around the world.   Fernando Rizo, a […]

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