Ranty Friday — Online Etiquette

The irony of Ranty Friday this week being about online etiquette and of people ranting online is not lost on me this week.  I just want to get this out in the open right at the start.   I think my point about online etiquette is that whilst I love a damn good rant, what I don’t like is people being abusive online.   And that is my point this

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Ranty Friday — Fake likes

I can hear you now “what is she on about now? Ranty Friday and fake likes?  What?”  What even is a “fake like”?   Well let me tell you because this week on Ranty Friday I am both mildly ranty but actually really sad that social media has come to this.     Below is a copy of an email I received this recently: My name’s  Ben and I design apps

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Ranty Friday — Social Media experts, gurus and mavens

On Ranty Friday this week I am talking about social media experts, gurus and mavens.  You know the ones. Mavens.  Did you even know the word existed?   Well apparently it does and is often used these days in relation to social media.  Along many other synonyms. When it comes to social media these days I see more and more people calling themselves one of these terms.   But seriously, can you

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Social Media Marketing

With the boom in online social media such as Facebook and Twitter comes the boom in businesses offering to boost companies presence on the internet, aka social media marketing.   But do they?  Or are they having the opposite effect and actually turning us off? I had this debate at 8am on Sunday morning (how sad is my life?) when I saw one of these companies clogging up my timeline

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Some of the many reasons I love Twitter….

If you know me at all you will know I am a Twitter addict.   My Tweets are rapidly approaching 16,000 and I think about 8 of those have been of any importance. Mr B quickly realised that if he didnt join Twitter too he would never be able to communicate with me at all and so signed up.   One of the first people he followed was @stephenfry.   Everybody follows him.  

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So this is it….. I am now a blogger

So this is it then, I am now a blogger I cannot believe I am actually doing this.  Blogging.   Ooh get me. The very idea that anybody would want to read what I have to say on a regular basis.   Well, I suppose several hundred Twitter followers cannot be wrong.  Robots?  What you mean some of those might not be actual real people?  Right, so this is going to

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