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This blog has a new favourite button. CentUp is a simple, smart idea that enables small acts of kindness over the internet. And hopefully enough people will eventually sign up to enable lots of small acts to make a big difference. The idea is this simple… When you sign up for CentUp you preload your […]

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Beginning Once upon a time I wrote this post about collective superstitions. I talked about the George & Lynne cartoon strip from The Sun newspaper, how it was linked to the fortunes of my college football team, and how I found this website selling original George & Lynne artwork whilst researching the post. Middle Mike […]

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Social capacitance

In the world of physics electrical capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge. You can see capacitance in action when, for instance, LED lights take a while to fade after the power supply has been turned off. These days locations have a social capacitance. Through applications like Foursquare they are […]

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Watch this very funny Blackadder film clip. But watch it with these rules in mind. Imagine the action is taking place not in a Royal Palace but in an unbranded headquarters building in Covent Garden. Imagine that the heavily powdered thespians are actually senior Facebook executives. And imagine that Blackadder is saying “Twitter” rather than […]

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Client tussles and partying for your right to fight. If you only make one major ad a year the maximum number of major fights with your client is also one. Fights can be avoided but they are not necessarily a bad thing if you’re fighting for the right thing, for the right reasons, in the […]

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I bought Twitter followers. Not for me obviously. And definitely not (ever) for a client. They were for a friend. No really. Well a colleague actually. A community management colleague. A joke Secret Santa present. Obviously in the real, professional, non-Secret-Santa world, this would be an unethical, sleazy, underhand, social media no no. But, that […]

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A wee fun thing that I did for the Blonde Slideshare. If you are reading this you're bio curious. from Blonde

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This isn’t a post about how many, or how few, people are using App.net. It’s a post about how those people that do use it, use it. App.net is a paid for version of Twitter. The idea is that your subscription pays to keep the platform alive and to keep it free from advertising. So, […]

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I watched Jonathan Ross interview Psy, the man behind the Gangnam Style video. A video that, at the time of writing, has had over 700,000,000 YouTube views. Not to mention over 5,000,000 likes (OMFG). He (Psy not Ross) comes across as a cool dude who’s taking the madness in his stride. Most importantly he has […]

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Most people share links on Twitter. Not many people make an active effort to sell them. An effective sell tells you what the link is about and why it’s worth your while to click it. (i.e. why this link in particular, above all those others that are trickling down your various Tweetdeck columns, deserves your […]

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