Category: social media

  • The Last Days of Twitter

    The Last Days of Twitter

    I’ve been on Twitter a long time. I was there when you updated it via SMS, when Tantek started @-ing people, when Chris Messina started pushing the # tag. When the only way to really find new users was #followfriday. I was at FOWA Miami when Blaine Cook was demo-ing it live and the site […]

  • Au Revoir Ampp3d

    Au Revoir Ampp3d

    Sure it had a stupid name and couldn’t possibly be accused of presenting a neutral point of view with how it presented the data but I am very sorry to see Ampp3d close it’s doors at Trinity Mirror. There is no doubt it was a massive influence on my team at ONS when it came […]

  • Social Media Diet

    Social Media Diet

    I always overload myself with challenges in January – it is a scatter gun approach – I work on the basis if I try loads of things something might sneak through and stick for the month. This year was no exception. I tried the following; – No drinking [success] – Stay clean shaven [fail] – […]

  • Social media solace

    I find myself writing about social media a lot at the moment and I just wanted to acknowledge that. It is something I’ve shied away from a bit in recent times as it has become less and less a part of my daily work responsibilities. Also in recent years I’d begun to despair a little […]

  • Different strokes for different folks

    In my ’principles’ I talk a little about not ’crossing the streams’ and as that happened a little this week after my (very) little mention on the Guardian website I thought I’d expand on what that means to me. On Twitter (and to a lesser extent G+ and Linkedin) I basically reflect the tone of […]