The 13 stages of #FF (a Friday the 13th special)

According to a story on Mashable in 2009 , Follow Friday on Twitter was initiated by a tweeter called @micah (If you’re not on Twitter,  a quick explanation. On Fridays, tweeters may choose to take part in the tradition of ‘recommending’ a few of their favourite tweet pals, by circulating their names along with an…

Me so into TV viewing … Miso

It’s been called “Foursquare for people who stay at home” and the app for “couch potatoes” And if you follow me on Twitter, you might be annoyed by it from time to time. I’m talking about Miso, a relatively new social media platform which, according to the folk at Miso, is “a social platform that makes…

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…

Twitter iPad Frenzy: Did it Last As Long As You Expected?

It’s no surprise what was hot on Twitter this week: the official launch of Apple’s new iPad. When I woke the morning after Steve Jobs had shown the world his new baby, my Twitter feed was full of iPad references and little else. What happened to Haiti? Or everyone whining about a new work day?…

Ha ha. That’s a good one.

What’s with the pressure to be funny on Twitter? I thought it was just me. And then I Googled it just in case (as you do). And I found I’m not the only one .. it’s a big topic out there. Apparently those 140 characters aren’t simply about being clear and succinct. They need to…