TED and Davos, social media and blogs. When it comes to joining the conversation, both extremes seem to assume that women still require permission to speak.
Tag Archives | Social Networking
Rethinking the way I use Twitter. Is it more than a distribution medium for posts? How to get the most out of it? Or should I just give up and do some work instead?
The best of the web on social media writing. Writing about, for and on those sites of collective conversation we so often call home.
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I used to love Digg. It led me to some great stories and a couple of my posts here got huge traffic from Digg, one was even dugg by Kevin Rose himself. But I think they’ve missed the boat now. In the social recommendation space, they are the MySpace to, well, Facebook’s Facebook. Here is [...]
Digg used to be the next big thing. I had a Digg button on every post and so did most other bloggers. Now, not so much. I got three or four huge spikes in traffic from it but most of my posts registered three or four Diggs at best. It felt like a clique had [...]
Death is inevitable but the law decides what happens to our goods when we go. The new question is: what happens to our virtual identity and our online assets? The law says nothing about our ‘digital legacy’. What happens to our photos on Facebook? Can a literary executor get control over a writer’s Tweets? Is [...]
There are more than 600 posts on this site and hundreds of comments. I’d like to build on this so I’ve added some new features to Bad Language: A Popular Posts page that shows the top five posts in each category. It updates automatically, to reflect the latest visitor stats. Improved social bookmarking. If you [...]
Nearly every business has a website and we all know that Google (and to a much lesser extent Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines) help people find products and services they want. The challenge is to make sure that when people look for a business like yours, they actually find your business and not a [...]
I loved this story in the Washington Post: Offbeat Name? Then Facebook’s No Friend. It’s a good story but it could have come straight out of The Onion. Because after Caitlin Batman Shaw, a mental health therapist in Arlington, submitted the brief online form, she received an automated response rejecting her. The faceless gatekeepers of [...]