Social Media

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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use Hashtags

How to Use Hashtags

In this 200 word post, we’ll find out just how to use Twitter #hashtags. Because some of you just aren’t getting it. At all.
You're Not a Ninja, You're a Fool

You’re Not a Ninja, You’re a Fool

Names and titles are important. When you've got a split-second to make an impression, you need to explain clearly and concisely just what it is that you can do for a client.
Is Social Media Entering the Era of Zero Tolerance?

Is Social Media Entering the Era of Zero Tolerance?

How much of your time is spent on social networking sites? With multiple networks to maintain, have you really got time to waste on frivolous or low-quality user accounts?
Fancy a Personalised Twitter Infographic?

Fancy a Personalised Twitter Infographic?

The nice people over at Visual.ly have developed a lovely infographic generator. I've seen what it comes up with based on my details, and I'm half-way impressed.