Category Archives: Links

Why a Google Profile is essential

What do you link to on your Twitter or email signature? Do you link to your blog or your Linkedin profile? Or what about your work website or perhaps even your Facebook? I used to link to my blog on … Continue reading

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A list of counterintuitive behaviour that will improve your use of the web

Traditional media people – journalists, marketers, editors – are just like other professionals. They do the same things in print and via emails year after year because of intuition. Success came about by hoarding the content broadcasting to the users expecting a response … Continue reading

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Five more online skills you must master BEFORE you start a blog

Earlier this week, I launched the first of my two part campaign to encourage people to master five online skills before they start a blog. I promised five more online skills. So here they are. Once again, I make suggestions for … Continue reading

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Five online skills you must master BEFORE you start a blog

 When did people mistake blogging as a platform from which to mouth off their opinions?  As a result of being asked to read one too many this week, I am launching a new two-part campaign. Five online skills you must master BEFORE you start … Continue reading

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Guest post: eight tips to convert a social media relationship into a telephone conversation

 My second guest post is by Endaf Kerfoot, leader of LinkedIn’s Future of Social Media group (disclosure: and a colleague).  Endaf is sales manager of an exhibition called Internet World and also contributes to the Internet World blog. He has expanded his … Continue reading

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What to do when your social media is frustrating you

We’ve all done it. We’ve been so frustrated by the lack of traditional response to our social media activity, we’ve gone back to our old ways. We’ve written what we thought was the best-blog-post-ever and then no one read it. … Continue reading

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What is a Tweetup and what does one feel like?

OK, first up. A Tweetup is a meeting between people with the who, where and when arranged on Twitter. Sounds simple. But a key ingredient, to differentiate it from a mere meeting, is that the people concerned should only be … Continue reading

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