What the Facebook crowd needs to know about hashtags

Big news in the social media world today, is that Facebook will begin making hashtags clickable and searchable within Facebook (eg useful). I’ve written about hashtags in a few previous posts (Hashtags can mean business and Hashtag champions to name two) and don’t want to rehash the detail of how they work now (geddit?) For those Facebook users who have never ventured into Twitter, or … Continue reading What the Facebook crowd needs to know about hashtags

Shrinking newsrooms: 4 stories this week

Stories about shrinking newsrooms and more people turning to social media to find breaking stories aren’t new. But I came across four articles this week (via my social networks) which struck me as being a) a bit sad b) a bit alarming but c) not too surprising. Those pieces began with More bad news for Fairfax as MMP axes seven titles. The article reported that “Thirty-two employees will … Continue reading Shrinking newsrooms: 4 stories this week

Lisa the Grate – social media and literacy

I had a girlhood crush on an older student called Lisa. This was during my primary school years. Lisa seemed to have everything. She had lovely clothes and lots of ‘em. She changed her hairstyle regularly. She had many friends and was confident and happy and somewhat aggressive and loud. She had a cool big sister who went to high school. But one day I … Continue reading Lisa the Grate – social media and literacy