Making your own Facebook cover: amazing free tools

Recently I’ve been trying out some online tools that enable you to easily create Facebook cover images. As many of you would know, cover images are that big slab of real estate at the top of your Facebook page. Once upon a time, Facebook ruled over them with a set of terms and conditions to…

Expert is a Dirty Word

If there’s one word that’s derided – nay, spat on – by the social media community, it’s the term “social media expert”. I guess I have to yell at the outset here, that this is not a blog about my own capacities or some search for approval. I’m just amused by the massive backlash against…

Will the real French Connection please stand up …

There’s a lot of talk about Facebook’s ever-changing privacy settings, and its new ‘Community Pages’. Not many people realise yet, but if you type a phrase or word into your Facebook status, it may be drawn into the wall of a new Community Page. I thought I’d let these Facebook page examples tell the story…

Take a Pollyanna view

I talk to a lot of organisations about social media. So I tend to hear the same questions again and again. You can probably guess what sort of questions they are. I’ll write a FAQ list one day. But in the meantime, I want to share one of the most intriguing questions: “What happens if…