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Recently I’ve started writing guest posts on a great blog site called thenextweb.com which, not too surprisingly, deals with emerging trends on the web, tech, etc. Every so often I’ll post links through to my nextweb blog entries on this site. Let me know what you think. Happy landings in Social Media In recent years, ...

The 2 not so obvious things I'd want on my next iPhone 2

The recent iPad hullabaloo has overlooked one significant thing – the iPhone is a magnificent device which is, hopefully, still maturing.On the tube recently I was pondering – what would I like to do to it to make it more magnificent? I decided to ignore all the ideas I’ve heard before (multi-tasking, better camera, mp3 ...

Off hold

During the course of the summer, I took a break from this blog in order to work out some aspects to do with its publication. These issues have now been addressed and I’ll be regularly posting pieces again. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

On hold

This blog is currently on holiday. You can still find me on twitter and friendfeed. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

What's your favorite favorite?

Today’s big idea is to bring some management to Twitter favorites. I often use these when I browsing twitter on a mobile to bookmark for later reading on a PC. This got me thinking two things: [Across twitter] The number of times that a tweet has been favorited is a measure of how interesting people ...

Silly project

I’ve noticed over the past few weeks that whenever I use specific hashtags on twitter, my tweets get retweeted. I wanted to see if I could work out how to do this and so I set myself a little project, here’s what I did… Keeping track of silliness on twitter Created a new twitter account, ...

What is the real cost of a social networking effort? (or, Twitter can be risky business)

Often people ask me about the ROI on investing in social networking services. My answer tends to be twofold – cost and risk. In currency terms, the cost of participating on existing platforms is negligible and more sophisticated offerings (e.g. your own Facebook app or your own user generated content site) might cost a few ...

Have Blackberry missed the point?

A TechCrunch article yesterday announced that Blackberry are launching a social network of sorts designed to give Berry users a targeted experience. I suspect this is in response to the dismal download numbers from the Blackberry App Store. I can’t help but wonder, have these guys missed the point? If you want a social network ...

How did Apple leapfrog Nokia in the smartphone market?

I’ve been toying with with the idea of upgrading my phone (currently an N82) with one of the new generation smartphones, either an iPhone 3GS or a NokiaN97. Truth be told, I’ve been lusting after the N97 for some months now as I’ve been committed to Nokia since replacing my Ericcson 337 with a Nokia 6210. ...

Will you be leaving Microsoft for Google? 4

There have been a number of Google announcements in the past few weeks of interest: Chrome OS has been announced Google Apps has been taken out of beta Google Docs has been taken out of beta Gmail has been been taken out of beta Gmail labels has been enhanced to make it more intuitive for people ...
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