Category: Social Media

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This Little Piggy Was Caught in a Twitter Storm

This article deals with processes in feminism, but the point made about social media is true for all online discussions. When our online world is nothing but an ‘echo chamber’, we miss the dissenting voices, the ones that… Read More

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NSPCC Be Share Aware Campaign

I was pleased to read that the NSPCC were launching a new campaign to better inform parents of the dangers of Social Media, but was slightly disappointed with the results. The videos ‘I Can See Your Willy’, and… Read More

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Why You Should Be Using Buffer to Schedule Social Media Posts

  If you run a Social Media account for a blog, a business or a campaign, then this post will help you drastically reduce the time spent spent on this task. One of the reasons most often given… Read More

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Social Media for Kids – What Parents Need to Know About YouTube

    This is the second in a series on Social Media for Kids, and what parents need to know about the various online communication platforms. At present the most popular Social Media channel is Facebook, but YouTube… Read More

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How to Participate in a Twitter Chat

    This online version of  a party or mini-conference can be educational, informative and a lot of fun, but some people are unsure how to participate in a Twitter Chat. If you are new to Twitter, then… Read More

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The Best Twitter Client – Hootsuite vs Tweetdeck

  If you’ve been using Twitter for a while, you may find that as you follow more people, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of them. Your timeline whizzes by, and you realise that you are missing… Read More

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Simple Steps when Running a Social Media Campaign

  Twitter is often seen as a quick fix to getting a lot of attention for a campaign or charity. It can be very useful, but there are a few pitfalls that should be avoided. Here are some… Read More

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A Twitter Trolliday – And Reporting Abuse on Twitter

Will you join in the #trolliday, a Twitter boycott on 4th August to demand action to protect women users of the site from violent threats?   The call for a Trolliday came yesterday, after the journalist and feminist activist Caroline… Read More

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Can A Day Without Technology Change My Life?

Could you do a day without technology, Joanne Mallon asked.  ‘Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo’, I shrieked, while clutching my iPhone close to my chest.  When I got over the shock of the mere premise, I read Joanne’s blog post, and the… Read More

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Simple Steps to Promote with Social Media

    Started a blog for your business or have a campaign to promote with Social Media? It may look complicated, but just follow these six simple steps.   1. Twitter Since I started using Twitter to promote my blog, I… Read More

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Privacy in Social Media and The Press

When we share our lives with our blog readers, or with our Twitter followers, do we automatically give permission for the press to access that information? Is there any privacy in Social Media?          What… Read More

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Simple Twitter Tools to Follow and Unfollow

Learn to use Twitter tools to review your Twitter feed. Upset about being unfollowed? Remember it is rarely personal. It is a numbers game.  The growing popularity of Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter brings new ways… Read More

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Twitter Friends – Are We All in Agreement?

Have you filled your Twitter feed with those who are often in agreement with you? Or do you enjoy hearing dissenting voices?   ‘Is Twitter anything more than an online echo chamber?’ asked Laura Marcus in the Guardian today…. Read More

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Learn Twitter in Ten Minutes

Interested in Twitter but not sure where to start? Read on and find out how to Learn Twitter In Ten Minutes, when my first book is released later this year.   A couple of months ago, I was… Read More

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Twitter, Trolls and Online Abuse – Is Ignoring the Best Tactic?

Dealing with trolls and abuse on Twitter is a recurring theme. Not a week goes by when there is not a new case being discussed. Theories on how to deal with online hate abound and are hotly debated…. Read More

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A Day of Two Trolls on Twitter

An online troll is a person who posts comments on a website or internet forum in order to cause upset, and recently this has been extended to Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook. There are different types… Read More

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TMI on Twitter

At the end of the summer my first book with be released. It is a short non-fiction book about Twitter, specifically “Learn to Tweet in Ten Minutes”, published by Batsford Books.   Today we were all reminded how… Read More

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Social Media Fatigue

            Do you have an account with any of the following services:   Twitter, Facebook, Mumsnet, Britmums, Linkedin, Klout, Google+, Pinterest, Foursquare, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, Flickr, Vine, AskFM, Kik… If you have answered “Yes” more than four times then you are in danger of Social… Read More

Natwest Online Banking Fail

UPDATE – If you are looking for information on the current NatWest banking issues, I am afraid I can’t help. This post was written two years ago. Shame that NatWest still haven’t gotten to grips with the IT… Read More

Social Benefits of The Internet – LondonCyber Conference

Do you remember the years before the internet? When we had to look up telephone books and encyclopaedias for information. When we used maps – real proper paper maps – to find the way to a friend’s house…. Read More

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Parentbloggers and Privacy – What Happens When Kids Grow Up?

    This is something that I have been musing on for a few days. There are a lot of “Parentbloggers” out there at the moment and I won’t knock them – some of them I really enjoy… Read More

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Using Social Media to Increase Readership on Your Blog

Following on from yesterday’s post about starting blogging, this post is about increasing your readership, particularly with the usage of Social Media.         When I started blogging, there were not really many outlets to get… Read More

Are You Using Social Media in Business Effectively?

    This will do as an excuse to post this pic   Are you using Social Media in Business effectively?   ‘You need to be on Twitter and Facebook. You need a blog. Everyone does Social Media… Read More

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Simple Steps to Learn Twitter

So you signed up to Twitter. Welcome. Just joined Twitter? It is confusing, isn’t it? The first impression is often that we are reading several half conversations, there are unfamiliar abbreviations, strange characters like #.  Don’t panic, and… Read More