Over on the Full Media Limited blog, I have argued that social media activity will cost you even before you register with the various social networks and, once that you have, the costs of an effective social media presence keep on escalating. The line that ‘social media is free’ is a complete fallacy, and people […]
One of the dilemmas of modern life is how to manage one’s connections and relationships on social media. When do you declare you’re in a relationship with someone on Facebook? And do you name the person (thereby linking to their profile) when you do so? Are you obliged to befriend online your existing connections’ partners […]
In the cult 1960s TV series, The Prisoner, the main protagonist is a secret agent who gets gassed and kidnapped upon resigning, and wakes up in an avant-garde closed community (“The Village”) in which one’s every conversation and interaction is monitored and recorded by the mysterious authorities. Deprived of a name, and given a unique […]
How much can you convey within 140 characters? And what, of any worth, can really be said within that limitation? I was having this debate the other day in a LinkedIn Group, with the other person maintaining that it was perfectly feasible to convey something of genuine worth or insight within a solitary, isolated tweet […]
The below is a transcript of a lecture I gave at the University of Sheffield (@sheffjournalism) on Friday 3rd May 2013 to a group of Journalism students. During the talk I deviated often from the script, and we had a lively Q&A session after my presentation, the content of which is not captured in the below. […]
Does Size Matter? Not when it comes to the number of Twitter followers you have, as Nick Lewis (@NLCuk) of Nick Lewis Communications explains.