#HaveYouRegisteredYourHashtag?

One of the things that amazes me about social media is how it can evolve in unexpected ways. Online information sharing sparks ideas for new ways to ‘do it better’ and often platform designers themselves are surprised by what occurs (at least, I imagine they’re surprised. I hope they’re surprised). The Twitter hashtag movement undoubtedly…

Why are Twitter lists so … listless?

Back in November 2009, Twitter launched Twitter lists. I don’t want to ponder their many uses, but ponder how well behaved we are online. The mainstream media would have you believe social media is the shadowy realm of stalkers, burglars, paedophiles and narcissists, but actually it’s more like the home of good catalogue keepers –…

We Came, We Swarmed, We Almost Conquered …

Adelaide had its first Foursquare Swarm recently. Friday 27 August, to be exact. What’s a swarm? you ask. What’s Foursquare, you ask? [read my blog from a long time ago ..] When 50 people check into the same Foursquare location within an hour of each other, it’s designated a ‘swarm’ and you’re awarded a swarm…

Facebook or Twitter? What’s the difference?

 If you’re anything like me, friends and family sometimes ask you “What’s the difference between Facebook and Twitter?” (Some may also ask you, “Have you put on weight?” but that’s another story). If you’re a social media fan, this might appear to be a ridiculous question that you wouldn’t waste time on. But to the…

How #Adelaide took over the nation …

 It’s nice to read a story about the little guy doing well, isn’t it? Well, this is a story about the #Adelaide hashtag. (Now, there’s a story that wouldn’t make sense two years ago ..) For some time now, the #Adelaide hashtag has been one of the most popular tags on Twitter in Australia. Time…