Content is king – do you hate it?

What subject did you hate at school? My sons hate ‘recount’. Don’t know what that is? It’s when you turn up to school on Monday morning – or even worse, the first Monday after school holidays – and your teacher asks you to write a piece on “What I did on the weekend” or “What…

Wading through social streams

Sorting through your social media streams can be as frustrating as pushing through a shopping mall crammed with lolling teenagers when you’ve only got 30 minutes to shop. As we spend more time on social networks, one of the inevitable consequences is that we’re connected to a greater numer of people online. And that means…

7 annoying things about technology

A part of the unashamedly #firstworldproblem series. Here’s a list of some everyday technology glitches that vex me: Putting the USB stick in the wrong way around – always. (How does that happen, when you’d think between two choices, there’s a greater chance of choosing the right way?) Scanning documents. The scan quickly leaps to…

GooglePlus: a little bit private, a little bit free-for-all

You may have heard. Google has a new social network. (Yes, another one. But this post won’t be a cynical retrospective … Let’s start afresh, hey Googs?) It’s called GooglePlus, apparently because it’s a “plus” to all the services Google already provides to us. And we might consider it like the +1 that we’re often…

I’m a podcaster now?

A person who writes blogs is a blogger. A person who uses Twitter is a tweep or tweeter. You can be a YouTuber, too. But what’s the name for a person who podcasts? I have no idea … Today was my first podcast experience. (Some of you may have seen this on Twitter already, but…

An open letter to LinkedIn

 I’m sorry, LinkedIn. I’ve tried to spend more time with you, but you’re just not pushing my buttons. Sure, you’ve supplied a nice interface, with a simple clear design and a free online space for me to house my curriculum vitae. I think it’s also cool that I can connect to people I’ve worked with,…