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  • Sporting Summer

    Sporting Summrr (mp3)

  • 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

  • Blogging Tips

    I declare myself a really crap blogger. You can find plenty of evidence here. I am inconsistant – rather than put any effort into it I only blog when I feel like it I almost never research anything – opinion, opinion, opinion. Does anyone really n...

  • How we speak in Crossmaglen

    I was doing a session with the Driving Change group from Crossmaglen. Fantastic group, but first we had to get over the language problem. Apologies for the my shaky camera work on the iPhone. Here are Glen and Ciaran. Feak = ShiftFein = BoyBuer = ...

  • Titanic Ideas at Titanic Belfast

    Working together even in small ways can create great things. That was one of the themes that emerged from TEDxBelfast held in Titanic Belfast on 6 June. Here’s the playlist on YouTube Speakers from Belfast, Vancouver, Kenya and Dublin presented ...

  • The Curators Code

    ↬ I’ve been reading and trying to understand The Curator’s Code (or should that be The Curators’ Code?)

  • Even if your business does not have a social media presence, should it have a social media policy?

    Many businesses don’t have a social media presence – I can’t think of a good reason why. I don’t think there are any good reasons why, but I’m happy to take comment on that. But even if you don’t have a social media presence, do you need a policy ...

  • Online Surveys

    Maybe it’s just the day, maybe co-incidence, maybe because it’s near the end of the financial year. Over the past two days I have been asked to take part in half a dozen web surveys (“in order to improve our service to you …”) as they sa...

  • Saturday Night is Music Night

    Sometimes I miss being a DJ: https://www.facebook.com/davysims/posts/218195704944752

  • Online Community Management – fixin’thoes spellins and tYpOs

    I don’t have many strong views. I do have strong views on grammar and spelling. But those views are not uniform. If I am writing something like this and there is a spelling mistake, typo or grammatical error, I am always grateful if someone points...

  • Oh — forgotten about Posterous

    It's near the end of January and I have just remembered that I haven't been near Posterous since my New Year Resolution (see previous). And I'm not sure that I have missed it. I've been spending more time on my own blog (links below), too much tim...

  • Help your staff be more creative

    I have copied this almost verbatim from the February edition of WIRED UK. You can get your copy for 3.99 from all good magazine vendors. Better still, have it delivered to your door on day of publication by taking out an annual subscription. Hope...

  • I want a video to go viral

    It hardly seems like two years ago – but according to YouTube it is. The BBC Radio 4 programme decided to make a video to go viral . As I write it has had 70101 views – it is a really shite video. I don’t know who made it (actually I don’t care en...

  • Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Thought for the day: There is value in scarcity. Sometimes it’s best to shut up and listen Go do your own research.

  • Can you tell me about Social Media? I have a presentation to make

    Not for the first time, I had a request yesterday from someone who wants their organisation to “do social media”. They are about to do a presentation about social media […]

  • Focus Matters

    My new year's resolution That is all.

  • Social Media and Journalism

    A strategic overview of new media in journalism, the relevance of digital skills and why it’s important to embrace new technology.Short talk given to the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Here’s the long version. Holly Came From Mi...

  • Social Media and Journalism

    A strategic overview of new media in journalism, the relevance of digital skills and why it’s important to embrace new technology. Short talk given to the National Council for the […]

  • Over and Klout

    Klout – don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it – if you’re on social media it has probably heard of you. This from Financial Post Over the past few weeks, several reports have surfaced which indicate Klout was creating “shadow profiles” of non-use...

  • The Facebook Diet – how to loose ‘friends’ and be influenced by people

    With 938 ‘Friends’ on Facebook, I have decided that this is a richness that I no longer need. In the end it was one post by one person that made me think. 'What utter bollocks* – what a twisted idiot you are – you are my ‘friend’ on Facebook, but ...

  • Changing technology and the mobile journalist

    {I’ve been asked to speak at the annual conference of the National Council for the Training of Journalists in Belfast on 30 November. The subject is ‘Digital skills and technology in journalism’. I’m working out a few ideas – in no particular orde...

  • Newspapers journalism embracing video

    I’ve been asked to speak at the annual conference of the National Council for the Training of Journalists in Belfast on 30 November. The subject is ‘Digital skills and technology in journalism’. I’m working out a few ideas – in no particular order...

  • Newspapers Journalism embracing video

    On 30 November I’ve been asked to speak at the annual conference of the National Council for the training of Journalists in Belfast. The subject is ‘Digital skills and technology in journalism’. I’m working out a few ideas – in no particular order...

  • Social Media Association for Business – First Birthday

    [A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Social Media Association for Business’s first birthday at the Conor Hall in the University of Ulster York Road. Thanks to Aidan Breslan for doing the research for this piece.] It started with a Facebo...

  • Sunday morning

  • Storyful

    I’ve just curated (no, not written – the word to be used is ‘curated’) my first story onStoryful.com I’m not going to link to it from here (or anywhere, come to that). It was not an intuitive process. I’m not sure whether I enjoyed it. And I know ...

  • Transparency and Objectivity

    Let’s take two sites where you go for advice: Trip Advisor and Which? Both are transparent and objective but in different ways. It is transparent that the reviews on Trip Advisor are written by the public. The reviewers are not required to be obje...

  • WIMPS expands

    The WIMPS project is now recruiting new Crew members in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. In Belfast we have new groups in the west and south of the city as well as the WIMPS Belfast Central Crew, who meet at the offices in Dpnegall Street Place. And...

  • Changing language in Social Media

    Over the last few months I have been using a new set of words to tag my bookmarks on Delicious. The words I have been using – and I expect I will continue to use are socialmedia, web analytics journalism business collaboration content Along with p...