Tag Archives: social media

Fangs for the distraction

I came across a great phrase the other day – Time Vampires.  Which seems to be commonly defined as distractions or events that take you away from your working day. So hello, Twitter.  And hi there to facebook and just about every other social networking site and blogging platform.  It’s very tempting when inspiration is [...]
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A Presentation About Community, By The Community (and me)

Neil from Only Dead Fish had a presentation to make at IMM09 about online communities.  So he crowdsourced ‘A Presentation About Community, By The Community’ by requesting slides from the planners, digital specialists, researchers and so on who read his blog. The final presentation is below (including a slide contributed by moi, see if you [...]
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Spring Cleaning in Social Media

I’ve been reading lots of Social Media Predictions for 2009 (including Peter Kim’s excellent piece) and one of the trends that stood out for me was Cleansing. I suppose it’s the digital equivalent of Spring Cleaning and a good ‘new year, new me’, kind of activity.  This week I’ve found myself cleaning out my RSS [...]
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What would you bin first from 2.0?

Ben over at Noisy Decent Graphics has thrown out an all-users tag: ‘what social network web 2.0 type things would you drop first and why?’   I have to say that I’m with him on his number 1 – Twitter.  I tried twittering, but its just not right for me.  In fact I’ve already dumped [...]
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You don’t just create communities

There’s an interesting interview with Woody Harrelson in today’ Sunday Times.  In it he talks about choosing to live in an environmentally conscious community in Maui which he describes as “we all get together for Thanksgiving and look after each other’s kids. It’s a real community, like one I’ve never been a part of in my [...]
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totally changing my mind, sort of…

I’ve changed my mind and signed up to facebook.  Not because I was desperate to connect to everyone I worked with in 1998 or did my GCSEs with, but because I couldn’t get to all the brand facebook pages, plannery things and blogs without signing up.   So thats a dormant facebook account to add to the [...]
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Taking a step back to look at Second Life

I’ve been thinking about Second Life recently and it seems to me that its quite an exclusive world – you either ‘get it’ or you don’t.  If you’ve grown up playing computer games and especially role-play games, it’s a very comfortable environment, but if you’re more of a Microsoft office type person, its all very alien [...]
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Its a nasty (virtual) world out there

Two of my favourite bloggers have recently been subjected to unprovoked attacks online.  I’m not going to link to them because a) that would fan the flames and b) some of the material intended to upset these bloggers is not nice to put it mildly. Perhaps its naive of me to assume that the internet [...]
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Have you looked in google’s mirror recently?

Amelia has posted about what happened when she googled Coke’s new end line. When was the last time you googled the brand(s) you work with (pitches don’t count)?  And when was the last time you checked them out on technorati or google trends? The most interesting ways that consumers are interacting with your brand probably haven’t [...]
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