Some rambling thoughts about social networks and, in particular, Twitter.
The great thing about thinkers such as Clay Shirky is that they can put into pithy, concise quotations things that remain latent in our collective thinking. You know, things like: We’ve reached an age where this stuff is technologically boring enough to be socially interesting. I first used that quote in a post four years […]
An article by Michael Erard has been doing the rounds recently. Entitled What I Didn’t Write About When I Wrote About Quitting Facebook, it simultaneously pokes fun at the growing genre of ‘social media exile essay’ whilst raising an interesting issue about the ways in which social networks mediate relationships. Erard concludes (my emphasis): In […]
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve started to blog occasionally for DMLcentral. My first post has now been published and is available here.
N.B. I wrote this last night just before Google opened things out via the ability to invite others. I’m posting it as a historical record of my thinking. I’ve never understood unboxing videos, those rambling, self-glorifying, badly-shot YouTube shorts that literally show somebody taking a gadget out of its box. Whilst I understand the excitement […]
I’m not Stephen Fry. Nor Ashton Kutcher. What I mean is that I don’t have enough followers on Twitter for each of them to realise that I can’t keep up with them all. At the time of writing this post, I’ve 3,615 Twitter followers – 3,465 more than Dunbar’s number. In other words, people expect […]
There’s eleventy-billion Twitter apps, tools and services all vying for your attention. Some of them are pretty, some tell you some type of score (as if Twitter was some kind of competition) and some, well, some just seem to be side-projects for bored programmers… :-p But the following five Twitter tools are those that I […]
Disclaimer: I usually hit delete when I get unsolicited email requests by media consultants, but this intrigued me. You can take it or leave it but, as ever, the thoughts in this post are my own! Ever since Barack Obama managed to sweep to victory in the US on a wave of personality and Web […]
The problem: Harold Jarche: The increasing use of software as a service (SaaS)… is simple, easy and out of your control. Luis Suarez: I guess I could sum it up in one single sentence: “The more heavily involved I’m with the various social networking sites available out there, the more I heart my own… blogs“. […]