Why bosses shouldn’t ban social media

Are you ‘allowed’ to use social media during working hours? Does your boss frown down on Facebook or tantrum over tweeting? It’s an interesting issue in this so-called social media age, when many of us have smartphones in our backpocket or sit in front of a computer screen for much of the day, with our…

What social media consultants have in common with Jennifer Aniston

I’ve read a few articles over the year talking about what it takes to be a social media manager. (Yes, yes, I’ll get to Jennifer Aniston in a minute). When you work in social media, there’s certainly a lot to keep up with. And it can make you weary. Now, this is definitely a #firstworldproblem…

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…

Say who you are!

4 ways to improve your social media description: When you’re delving into social media for the first time, there’s a few “MUST DO” items you need to attend to. I’ve blogged about many of these in the past, and you would have read about them on other sites. You need a plan. That’s clear. You…

It’s a lonely (social) life

I’m still to play with Google Wave … … but one thing I am hearing from Google Wave newbies, is that they’re ‘lonely’ there. At least, that’s my interpretation. I’ve seen tweets and comments like: ‘Why is nobody waving at me?’ ‘I’m here .. now what?’ and ‘Um, I have Google Wave. Anyone want invites?…