Facebook

Happy 10th Birthday Facebook

Happy 10th Birthday Facebook

Exactly ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com from his Harvard dorm. Now it has more active users than were even on the internet on that day: 1.23 billion.
Although there has been the inevitable backlash and reports of teenagers abandoning the network ‘in their droves’, I, for one, cannot imagine life without it.
For one thing, [...]

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Share or Like to Win? No thanks.

Share or Like to Win? No thanks.

How often have you been on Facebook and seen this: “SHARE OR LIKE TO WIN”?
I asked my friends on Twitter, Facebook and Linked In if they ‘like or share to win’ and here are some of their responses:
Marie: “No. It annoys me because then they spam me and it’s always more effort than what they [...]

| May 28, 2013 | 3 Comments
Graph Search from Facebook: This changes everything!

Graph Search from Facebook: This changes everything!

English only
Slow rollout to those who join the waiting list first
Will only search publicly available information
Only covers people, places, photos and interests
Different results depending on your connections
Uses auto-suggest feature
Will eventually include Instagram data
Works in partnership with Microsoft Bing
Would let Google in if they could index fast enough
Use it for finding friends, dating & recruiting
You can [...]

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Twitter

5 reasons to use Twitter Lists

5 reasons to use Twitter Lists

 
1 It organises the noise
Once you’re following a few hundred people, your newsfeed is going to get very busy. You’re going to miss things. You might even get overwhelmed and be tempted to give up on Twitter entirely.
Listing allows you to segregate your newsfeed into bite-size chunks. You can list the people you follow according [...]

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tips for a Fitter Twitter

Tips for a Fitter Twitter

These practical tips will help make sure you justify all that time spent on Twitter!

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Selling on Twitter – SMW Glasgow presentation

Selling on Twitter – SMW Glasgow presentation

As part of Social Media Week Glasgow, I was invited to speak at a Business Banter event on Tuesday 20 September. It was a fantastic event – if you didn’t manage to make it along, a video of my short, five minute presentation is available here.
The transcript is as follows:
I’ve only got five minutes so [...]

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Linked In

How to get business through Linked In

How to get business through Linked In

I am working with two important clients right now whose business I would not have won without Linked In. Of all the social networks, it’s the most straightforward in terms of attributing leads and business, in my opinion. Twitter and Facebook have allowed me to develop relationships with people who have gone on to recommend [...]

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Presentation

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Presentation

“And what exactly do you do in that hour?”
I was talking about running a business to a group of 18 future entrepreneurs and they were grilling me in a way I really hadn’t anticipated – how did I justify my hourly rate?
“Well, it takes me about an hour to draft a press release, for example,” [...]

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
3 practical Linked In tips

3 practical Linked In tips

While Twitter and Facebook are straightforward with simple features, Linked In seems to present more of a challenge. The business network has just undergone another redesign in an attempt to become more intuitive – but I still have clients and colleagues asking me how best to use it. This isn’t a step-by-step instruction post (find [...]

| September 24, 2012 | 3 Comments