Posts Tagged: 'socialmedia'

Right Here, Right Now

99U tweeted a link to this rather interesting article earlier today, which reminded me of a blog post I started writing earlier this year, but didn’t finish. Here is that unfinished and unedited post: Do you remember people watching? You’d be sitting somewhere, waiting for someone or something, and have nothing better to do than Continue Reading

Giving Up Twitter For Lent

I’ve never given anything up for Lent before, but this year I’m giving up Twitter. Over the last few months I’ve found Twitter less engaging, and less rewarding, and after the latest round of hoo-hah I’ve decided that a longer break is in order. Related to this is the realisation that the ‘signal to noise’ Continue Reading

You Are Not A Gadget

Something went wrong around the start of the twenty-first century. The crowd was wise. Social networks replaced individual creativity. There were more places to express ourselves than ever before … yet no one really had anything to say. — Jaron Lanier

Account Deleted

I’ve been asked whether I regret deleting my Instagram account after Instagram’s recent volte face. I don’t, but I do regret opening my second Instagram account in the first place. When Facebook bought Instagram earlier this year I deleted my account. I have a problem with Facebook, I’ve never really “got it” and their approach Continue Reading

Instagram Back Pedals on Terms of Service

Earlier today Instagram posted Updated Terms of Service Based on Your Feedback on their blog in which they say: The concerns we heard about from you the most focused on advertising, and what our changes might mean for you and your photos. There was confusion and real concern about what our possible advertising products could Continue Reading

The Web We Lost

When you see interesting data mash-ups today, they are often still using Flickr photos because Instagram’s feeble metadata sucks, and the app is only reluctantly on the web at all. We get excuses about why we can’t search for old tweets or our own relevant Facebook content, though we got more comprehensive results from a Continue Reading

One Month Off

I usually take a break from Twitter over Christmas, but after reading this fascinating article, and watching Simon’s Creative Morning talk I’ve decided to take a month off; a month away from social media. In just a day away from Tweeting, Instagramming and Checking In I’ve felt what I can only describe as ‘calmer’. Why Continue Reading

Social Media Rule #1

If you wouldn’t feel comfortable saying it into a megaphone at a crowded mall, then you shouldn’t post it on social media. — Jessica Jungton

Social Media Policies

I attended an “industry event” last week. In conversations over coffee I learnt that BT has a social media policy that is 32 pages in length, and written in pure legalese: “the party in the fist part” etc. Whereas Zappos‘ social media policy is “be real and use your judgement”. Guess which company is renown for Continue Reading