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Thoughts on that beach – newspapers

Thoughts on that beach – newspapers (mp3)

Thoughts on that beach – newspapers

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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 →

Look what I’ve been given

Confidence as an aspect of social media

Confidence as an aspect of social media (mp3) For a strong economy, there has to be “confidence” in it, for an athlete to win s/he must have “confidence” to win. Social Media is a public act – for which you need confidence to do it well.

How does that make you feel – Radio 4

How does that make (mp3)

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 …

Bury Me With Big Time

Bury me with Big Time. When I’m dead, cross my arms and place GOT1 between my hands and my heart. For tonight Punk was murdered. When I die I will go to a better place – a place where And… Continue Reading →

Titanic Belfast

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 …

60+ Northern Ireland journalists, broadcasters and media outlets you should follow

Sorry – Posterous has mangled this during my last update – I have re-posted here and will be updating from there.

60+ Northern Ireland journalists, broadcasters and media outlets you should follow

Mainly journalists and reporters working in Northern Ireland and writing about Northern Ireland.

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 and are looking for information. The single problem with “doing… Continue Reading →

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 Training of Journalists. Here’s the long version. Holly Came From… Continue Reading →

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 …

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