My year in social media

2011 was a year of hits and misses, in terms of my personal use of social media. I stuck with platforms I love – Twitter and WordPress. I committed to new loves – Instagram and Miso. I maintained platforms I couldn’t do away with – Facebook and LinkedIn. I continued to use Foursquare, despite some ups…

3 helpful tips for G+ Pages

Many of you may be busy setting up your business page on GooglePlus, as this feature became available today. Here’s three helpful things to note: 1. How to find your Pages: Under your G+ profile picture (top left) you’ll find the drop down window leading to the pages you manage. See the example below. Simply click…

Early birds – Australian brands on Google Plus

Today GooglePlus gave organisations and brands the ability to officially hang up their shingle with a GooglePlus Page. Australian brands that have quickly jumped on board include: Vodafone Australia Honda Australia Hill & Knowlton Tourism Australia Amnesty International Australia Liberal Party of Australia In Adelaide, ConnectingUp and of course Socadl have GooglePlus pages. There’s also…

The Age of Measurement

Has there ever been an age where we’ve been so publicly measured? As social media becomes embedded in our lives, there’s a growing number of tools available to measure our online performance, to assign us a grade, a rating or a name. Seriously. It’s getting beyond a joke. As a social media professional, I want…

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…