Month: May 2009

Twitter: the good and the bad

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Marketing

Twitter is touted as a social network. We share conversations. We share links. We share joy and sadness. One of the most unexpected things for me has been the sharing of death. It’s not something you think about when you sign up to Twitter. You don’t consider that in addition to sharing mighty fine links and getting to know people you’ll also share in people’s sadness. This week one of my Twitter pals lost a […]

Corporate websites should integrate more social media functions to stay relevant

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Over at Mashable, writer Adam Ostrow asks if social media is making corporate websites irrelevant. Remember the dotcom era? Websites were the thing. And then it all went arse up. Adam wonders if corporate websites are still useful today with the rapid growth of spaces such as Facebook and Twitter. More and more brands are using those sites to market their products and push their message. Should we even bother with a website? Let’s look […]

Gerry McGovern thinks website management is boring

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Digital & Online

Remember my new internet superhero Gerry McGovern? Well he made my heart go pitter patter when I read his latest post Great websites are boring to manage. That isn’t to say I agree with everything he says. But I adore his sock-it-to-em style. I manage a website and my job is never boring. Or rarely so. Over the last few months I’ve realised something about my working style and what makes me tick: I love […]

Celebrity Twitter overkill

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Another delicious installment of SuperNews – pure genius, as always, from the folks at Current. Twitter’s blowing up in this sequel to Twouble with Twitters when celebrities take over the twittersphere. Starring Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Perez Hilton, and P. Diddy as themselves. Created by Josh Faure-Brac for SuperNews! – an animated sketch comedy series airing on Current TV every Friday night at 10/9c. The irony? This came across my radar via @ChrisDca on Twitter.