Tag Archives: Facebook

Why it matters that I successfully bagged my Facebook username

It’s 4.58 am this morning in the UK and the alarm kicks off. I’ve set it to bag my Facebook username. What this means is that whenever I direct people to Facebook, I will no longer send them to a … Continue reading

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Have I become an Instant Message junky?

I can scarcely hold myself back. If I see someone online, I just have to start Instant Messaging them. For someone who never clicked on that “chat” icon in his life before, I now find it my latest addiction on … Continue reading

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Interview with Tony Uphoff – on using Facebook and Twitter to network at events

Tony Uphoff runs UBM’s TechWeb (a sister company to my own) which runs Information Week and the Web 2.0 Expo co-produced with O’Reilly Media. Tony is very active in social media with a blog Uphoff on Media and a Twitter. Here he … Continue reading

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Interview with Paul Way – the impact of Facebook and Twitter on mainstream businesses

Paul Way and I used to work together in London before he moved back to the US to work for sister company UBM TechInsights. I met up with him for breakfast in San Francisco’s Dottie’s True Blue cafe where he reminded … Continue reading

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A list of 10 social media habits that I am stopping immediately

1. I am no longer looking to subscribe to individual blogs via RSS. If I admire a blogger, such as Mike Fruchter, I look whether he has a Google Shared Items page to which he bookmarks his top posts by other … Continue reading

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It’s a myth that social media suffers from a lack of accountability or ROI

Most social mediators have finished the year fearful, often justified, that social media suffers from a lack of accountability or ROI (return on investment).  Their concerns are matched by more traditional players, companies and individuals who have come late to social media. They see the fun. … Continue reading

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Are early adopters in social media ready for competition from a new wave of competitors?

They will compete with us to dominate social media. And they will do so because their chosen subject is more focused than us. Who are they and are we ready for them? They are, of course, people in non-digital jobs turning to social media for the … Continue reading

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