Get more out of Twitter

It is so easy to become overwhelmed by Twitter.  Once you start following more than a 100 people the timeline can quickly become a fast flowing “fire hose” of information.  Once you start following more than 500 you could spend all day trying to keep up to date and informed.  I think a lot of...

I am not my friends

Personalisation is the big trend. Your window on to the internet will be different from mine – if not now, soon. This has been happening for years, but the momentum is increasing – especially with the rapid growth of social media. Companies are able to learn more about you than ever and the new dimension...

Generation F goes to work

Although perhaps not officially a “generation”, the term Generation F is being used to describe the wave of people entering the workforce who have grown up with social networks and Facebook in particular.  There’s been a lot of written about these Millennials (the official term) and their attitudes to work but the impact that social networking has...

Instagram is a new social network for sharing pictures – basically, it is like Twitter for photos but with Facebook’s like button.  It launched in October 2010 and already has over 5 million users (in only nine months).  It has had more than 100 million photos uploaded at a current rate of 860,000 per day.  Instagram is...

How to auto tweet and create your own Twitter bot

UPDATE (2015): Please note that Yahoo has now closed down Pipes which is referenced in this article.  See the announcement here.  UPDATE:  Please note that the functionality described in this blog post relises on Twitter API version 1.0 which has now been deprecated by Twitter.  This means that the functionality described may no longer work...

This week, Google launched its latest social media initiative – Google+. If you wanted to describe it to someone, you would say – “it’s like Facebook, but from Google”.  And that it seems is what the vast majority of blogs, tweets, articles and other reviews have been saying.  Everyone is comparing Google+ to the power...

Once upon a time, not so long ago.. you were able to keep your personal life and your work life completely separate. You could effectively be two different people or at least have two completely different personalities and no one would ever know.  And then came social networking sites such as Facebook. In a book called The Facebook Effect, Mark...