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How to fail with Twitter

How to fail with Twitter

I’ve been using Twitter since 2007, and though I’m not in the same league as celebrities (or z-listers)  who count their followers in hundreds of thousands, I’m comfortable knowing that my following has been grown organically, I’ve never ever paid for new followers, and I do know and recognise most of them in the virtual world we populate. There’s much been written about how to use social media – most of it crap, and most aimed at marketing, brand promotion…

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Blogs vs. Wikis – the Kennedy, Nixon debate

Blogs vs. Wikis – the Kennedy, Nixon debate

Hat-tip to my colleague Michael Norton who told me about this video. I hadn’t associated blogs with Watergate until I saw this. Maybe there’s some truth in the notion that blog are on ‘the dark side’! Feel free to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferPinterest

Don’t give up

Don’t give up

For all those poor souls struggling to get their managers to grasp/understand/deploy social media tools in their work environment: It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things; for the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order; this lukewarmness…

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Yellow, Pink and Green

Yellow, Pink and Green

Something light to start the day. Unfortunately this has a ring of truth! Mujibar was trying to get a job in India . The Personnel Manager said, ‘Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it you cannot qualify for this job.’ Mujibar said, ‘I am ready.’ The manager said, ‘Make a sentence using the words Yellow , Pink and Green.’ Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, ‘Mister manager, I am ready’ The manager…

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Forget digital preservation; it’s paper we need!

Forget digital preservation; it’s paper we need!

I was amused by an article in the July/August 2007 edition of Information World Review regarding the problems caused by (lack of) digital preservation of e-documents at the National Archives (TNA) – though I should add the intention of the article was not to amuse. It seems there are problems accessing data created in legacy versions of Microsoft systems, though I wasn’t entirely sure if this was because of the medium used to store the data (I think most people…

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Launch of Directgov for kids

Launch of Directgov for kids

Directgov, has launched a new Flash animated site for children aged 5-11. DirectgovKids welcomes our future generation of civil servants (else why else would they be visiting Directgov?) into a self-contained little world full of virtual buildings to explore, each representing a part of government – so introducing, says the blurb, "important ideas about citizenship, democracy, and political participation". Children’s Minister Beverley Hughes proclaimed "This is the first time children in the UK have been communicated with directly by Government…

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Free photo editing from Picnik

Free photo editing from Picnik

I’ve covered this before in a previous post, but if ayone is seeking a cheap (as in free) but powerful photo editing application, take a look at Picnik. They’ve just released version 11, which has a whole host of new features. Feel free to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferPinterest