Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Google Plus Feature Request - A Comment "Sin Bin"

The web can be a bit like the wild west: having a decent conversation can be hard. With some people seemingly not from the same planet and trolls set to wreak havoc on any half desent conversation they find.

Sin binned - image credit Ricky wilson
Your posts are "your house". We can dream that people will just "behave" reasonably, but that ain't happening any time soon.

If people behave like a dick in "your house" you are quite within your rights to eject them, but permanently blocking someone on all your posts may not be what you're after. It also doesn't "help" people generally understand what the rules on-line are. Or what the rules for "your house" are in particular. Blocking someone is "invisible" to others.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Google+ Collections - More Interesting than You May Think

Image credit: Flickr
I've written previously about what you can do with Public Collections, but you can also set up collections with various levels of restricted visibility.

In this post I'll talk a bit about "Only you" visibility collections.

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 ...