Branching out too far

Thanks to @sarahsocialpr and @mroelink I’ve been inspired to trial BranchOut this week. BranchOut can be quickly described as LinkedIn for Facebook. It’s all set within Facebook and it can draw in your LinkedIn profile quickly and easily. From there, it’s about extending your BranchOut profile to include Facebook friends, and to start acquiring recommendations, seeking job ideas and so on. BranchOut launched in July … Continue reading Branching out too far

How to recognise a Spambina

… Or how not to embarrass yourself by becoming besties with a non- corporeal entity on Twitter. Twitterland is increasingly populated by spamming bots – smiling ladies eager to share their life’s learnings with you. This is a friendly blog to help you spot the typical “Spambina” and to save yourself time and tears – because Spambinas will not interact with you and frankly don’t … Continue reading How to recognise a Spambina

The awesome wit of #lameclaimtofame

We’ve all got a lame claim to fame – a story of bumping into a celebrity or politician that we can drag out at dinner parties. The #lameclaimtofame meme took off on Twitter this week and I enjoyed some truly droll and laugh-out-loud claims. So I’ve collected a few to share here: threebuttons: Mother just informed me I was once playmates with Jillian Assange. We … Continue reading The awesome wit of #lameclaimtofame

The pros and cons of newspapers printing tweets

As you’d be aware, Dear Reader, I am a champion of social media. (Don’t misread me. That doesn’t mean I am a champion, per se. Don’t cue Queen music. It means I like to stand up for social media. Mmmkay?) So I think it’s a good thing when the ‘traditional media’  (newspapers, TV, radio) takes notice of social media and tries to use it. The … Continue reading The pros and cons of newspapers printing tweets

How to Be The Mayor

I get asked a lot of questions about Foursquare – in particular about Mayorships. Many people are frustrated that they’ve been loyal users of both Foursquare and real-world establishments, yet haven’t been able to achieve a Mayorship at their favourite venues. In some cases, they’re the only people checking into the venues, so it’s difficult to explain why they haven’t received their virtual crown. AboutFoursquare … Continue reading How to Be The Mayor