Month: August 2009

The importance of fear and risk

comments 5
Digital & Online

“Fear and risk are vital components for personal and business development.” I don’t usually tackle something this heavily emotional but today I read a post by Jacob Morgan on fear and risk which totally struck a chord with me. And before you think I’m going off topic, this is absolutely tied to social media. Talking about his own risks, Jacob says he one day he threw all his clothes in his car and moved from […]

r.i.p Tr.im

Leave a comment
Marketing

URL shortening service Tr.im has shut down. This particularly pissed me off because I not only used Tr.im but found the service to be one of the best. It’s also very sad to see such a young service die so soon. VentureBeat has written an interesting piece reflecting on Tr.im’s demise: URL shortener Tr.im’s demise: Social web is house of cards

The war on social media

Leave a comment
Marketing

Oh God. I was worried this might happen. According to Jerry Bowles writing over at Social Media Today there is a war on social media. Just look at the restrictions put upon employees at ESPN, the NFL and the US Marines. Is the end of freedom really coming because organisations are uncomfortable about all these conversations? Bowles says: … social media will become one more tool in the marketing /pr / communications toolbox. An important […]

My work website gets Facebook Connect

Leave a comment
Digital & Online

I dunno how many times I utter this phrase but here we go again… As a web manager your work is never done. A website is never complete. It’s a constantly growing, developing thing. It’s been over a year since we launched my employer’s website. And part of my job is to improve that website. Today we finally had the official ‘launch’ of our shiny new home page and the integration of Facebook Connect, courtesy […]

Ten words that should be banned from press releases

comments 3
Marketing

Before I was a web manager I was a publicist and a media officer (in the UK). Ooh, do you know how many times jargon slips its naughty way into press releases? I tried hard to keep it away. Honest. But almost as bad as jargon are those redundant little adjectives that seem to worm their way into press releases the world over. Sometimes it’s hard to avoid. I read a great post today by […]