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Lessons From Tragedy

I thought long and hard about whether to write this post. But in the end, there’s definitely a lesson to be learned from reaction to the Boston Marathon bomb attack. It’s this. Trying to generate traffic when something like this happens is perhaps the most idiotic idea I’ve ever seen put into practise. How ignorant,...
The Great Google+ Swindle

The Great Google+ Swindle

Do you want to use Google+? The answer is probably a resounding "no!" But thanks to Eric Schmidt and leading bloggers, you'll feel like you have to. Welcome to the great Google+ swindle.
5 Indispensable Twitter Tools for the Busy Blogger

5 Indispensable Twitter Tools for the Busy Blogger

If you're going to stop wasting your time and start putting the social networks to good use, you'll need to put together a toolkit. And these indispensable Twitter tools will provide you with everything you need to start socialising in an intelligent, effective way.
Four Great 90s Adverts (and What You Need to Learn From Them)

Four Great 90s Adverts (and What You Need to Learn From Them)

Over the weekend, ITV’s CITV channel showed a collection of retro kids’ TV shows from the 90s. But while Pat Sharp and the Twins, Tregard and his hapless dungeoneers and Julia Sawahla’s Press Gang all triggered waves of fond memories from the decade that shame forgot, something key was missing. 90s adverts. And not just...
Five Ways to Fast-Track Yourself onto My Unfollow List

Five Ways to Fast-Track Yourself onto My Unfollow List

Have you checked Qwitter recently? If you haven't, you'll probably be surprised to learn that people just don't like following you on Twitter. Your followers are dropping like flies, and it shows no signs of stopping. Why?
Would It Kill You to Be Nice?

Would It Kill You to Be Nice?

For some reason, the internet is making us incredibly angry. It's making us argue past the point of reason. It's making us set up fake Twitter accounts to harass the outspoken. And it's making us avoid the comments section of websites, because we're afraid of what we'll find down there.
The Worst Call-to-Action of 2012

The Worst Call-to-Action of 2012

Not only is the "Top 10 Scams of the Year" infographic featured on Mashable today dull, by-the-numbers fare; it manages to undermine trust in the company that commissioned it it
Why I'm Seriously Losing Pinterest

Why I’m Seriously Losing Pinterest

Last week, I was confronted with something horrible. Somebody that I follow on Twitter had re-tweeted a blog post by a mutual acquaintance. Someone whose posts I love to read... I clicked. I took one look at the post, and hammered the back button. Then hit unfollow.
The Capello Communication Conundrum

The Capello Communication Conundrum

Fabio Capello had it all. A fantastic position with a world-renowned organisation, and a massive salary to boot. But taking the England job has ruined his career. Could poor communication do the same to you?
Why I'm Giving Up on Social Sharing Sites

Why I’m Giving Up on Social Sharing Sites

Community. Sharing. Social. These unfortunates are just three of the buzz words that have been ruthlessly stripped of all meaning by the internet.
An Open Letter to Google on the Subject of Social Search

An Open Letter to Google on the Subject of Social Search

Dear Google, It's me, Andrew. I know that we haven't always seen eye-to-eye, especially when it comes to your muppet fixation and your inexplicable need to give me yet more buttons to click, but I really need to tell you something.
The Small Business Guide to Handling Negative Criticism - A Guest Post by Amy Fowler

The Small Business Guide to Handling Negative Criticism – A Guest Post by Amy Fowler

It’s fact of life in business that many small business owners find it difficult to handle negative reviews in a calm, collected manner.