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What do you want to say? First know your audience

My communications mantra hasn’t changed much over the years. I have found it serves me well.

Twitter Scheduling as Radio Programming

It is worse to drive people away than to fail to attract them in the first place.

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Tips for live tweeting

1 – Prepare, prepare, prepare There are several things you should do beforehand I.         Who do you expect your audience to be – always be aware of the audience. II.         Equipment – you can do it on a mobile phone… Continue Reading →

Vile

A very brave friend posted on Facebook an email he received from a twisted, vile sub-human. Read it here. While it was an email, it could just as easily been a letter through the post or a malicious phone call. It is… Continue Reading →

Confidence and Social Media

Some things don’t work without confidence. Economies collapse without “confidence”; for example. Investors will not invest without “confidence”; for example. If athletes set out to compete in the Olympics, are they likely to win Gold if they aren’t very confident about winning?… Continue Reading →

Starter’s guide to social media

Off to Queens University earlier this week to to an intro to social media for the Nutrition Society. It’s short. So’s this. The presentation on Blogging is here. Introduction to Social Media from Davy Sims

Starter’s Guide to Social Media

Off to Queens University earlier this week to do an intro to social media for the Nutrition Society. It’s short. So’s this. The presentation on Blogging is here.   Introduction to Social Media from Davy SIms

When Social Media Goes Wrong

As I said in my post yesterday, people turn to social media in emergencies.  Information is updated and shared faster than on traditional media, but the information is only as reliable as the source. It can go wrong.  Here is… Continue Reading →

Social Media in Emergencies

Back in the 1970’s the Independent Radio Network was being rolled out.  A programme controller at one station told me that the best thing that can happen to a new local broadcaster is a fall of snow or a flood…. Continue Reading →

Future Skills for the Digital Economy

Let’s crunch some numbers. As of last month there were 160,000,000 Twitter users. The platform was adding 370,000 new users every day. There were 90,000,000 tweets every day. Facebook has more than 500,000,000 users (or one person in 12 in… Continue Reading →

Google Buzz or Google Zzzz?

This is a version of my Belfast Telegraph column for this week: Less than a month ago Google launched their social networking and messaging tool Google Buzz to a largely lukewarm reception. In late 2007 Google acquired the Jaiku social network tha…

Rise and Fall of the Twitter Generations

This is an extended version of my Belfast Telegraph column 16 Feb. A shiver ran round the corporate offices of technology, media and investment companies last summer. A 15 year old intern in Morgan Stanley said “Kids don’t use Twitter”.  Actually… Continue Reading →

(Very) Basic Twitter Tips for Business

This is a version of my Belfast Telegraph column from 2 Feb 2010 It is more than a year since the Great Twitter Adoption.  Within a few months Twitter stories were all over the media. @StephenFry earned acres of coverage… Continue Reading →

(Very) Basic Twitter Tips for Business

This is a version of my Belfast Telegraph column from 2 Feb 2010It is more than a year since the Great Twitter Adoption. Within a few months Twitter stories were all over the media. @StephenFry earned acres of coverage when he sent a photograph an…

Twitter trends predict 2010’s zeitgeist

From Belfast Telegraph column 19 January 2010 The best way – and probably the only efficient way – to keep track of Twitter comments and conversations is the hashtag “#”.  Like all good social media, the idea of including a… Continue Reading →

Contains Strong Language

This week’s Belfast Telegraph column: The third series of the brilliant BBC TV comedy “The Thick of It” has come to an end.  It tells the story of the  fictional Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship and in particular the… Continue Reading →

Slacktivism

This week’s Belfast Telegraph articleIt’s called “Slacktivism”: a mix of Activism and Slacker describing how some people support a cause by doing no more than signing an online petition, or joining a Facebook group or taking part in a Twitter-stor…

The World’s Editorial Page

This is my column for Belfast Telegraph for this week. Only occasionally will you find “breaking news” on Twitter. If you are following the right people and reading at the right time you might. If you follow any of the… Continue Reading →

The World’s Editorial Page

This is my column for Belfast Telegraph for this week. Only occasionally will you find “breaking news” on Twitter. If you are following the right people and reading at the right time you might. If you follow any of the newspaper feeds including th…

Two new Twitter applications from Northern Ireland

This article appeared in the print only edition of the Belfast Telegraph 28 July 2009 Two Web developers in Northern Ireland have each just launched Twitter based websites and applications; TweetNI.com and RTweeter.com.  TweetNI aggregates the latest messages from Northern… Continue Reading →

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