Wednesday, 10 June 2015

9 Reasons Why I Hate Email

I hate email as a form of electronic communication.

I make that clear to people I know, but I don't generally get the chance to explain why. Most seem perplexed at my loathing of email. It works right? Everyone uses email etc etc.

There are simple and obvious reasons why email sucks, but people put up with them because they are not set up to use something different.

Here are my top 9 reasons why email sucks.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

RIP Google+ Ripples

Ripples on Google+ are no more.

If you don't know what they were then you won't miss them.

For me they were a very useful tool for visualising the spread of content. If your job involves content on the web, communication, branding, social, PR, communications etc then you would have loved Ripples lots of reasons. They were especially helpful for reporting.

But not enough people used the feature, so yesterday Google pulled the plug.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Google+ Collections - Hot or Not?

Have you read any articles from top tech news sites about Google+ Collections?

I have: they've generally been a bunch of crap. From the uninformed to abusive.

So I thought I'd write some pointers on what collections are and how you can use them for the benefit of both you and your followers.

But first a bit of a rant ...

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Twitter has Changed - Did You Notice?

Last week twitter made a small change in the way RTs work which you may have seen reported, but it's impact on the character of the platform went generally unnoticed.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Cross Posting Content to Multiple Social Platforms

Cross posting is using an application to post to multiple social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and or Linkedin for example, all at once.

There are reasons why you may be doing this already. There are also reasons not to.

Here are my personal reflections on cross posting: ultimately it's what works for you.