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Archive: May, 2017

You say you can't so you don't. But you can.

Writing a blog is a relatively simple task, about 300 words one side of an A4 sheet of paper.  Writing the words is the easy part, it is knowing what to write about that is the difficult bit.

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Business By Design

'IT'S A NORMAN THING' this is a phrase used by designers in the United States to describe a design where there is "lack of attention paid by the maker to the user".  Norman?  Donald A Norman is an influential designer and author and Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego and is best known for...

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5 Things I Learnt from Writing Daily Blogs for a Week

Last week I accepted a daily blog-writing challenge for TWOGs on current social media issues. What seemed easy at the start, became harder at the end of the week for various reasons. So what did I learn that I can share having reflected on the 5 blogs.

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I can't see what you mean

When I accepted this challenge last week to write 5 blogs in 5 days about social media, my last subject was going to be this one. And then the Manchester bombing happened and I wasn’t sure whether to write it. But given today’s news about approaches to curtail on-line extremism and the wide reaches of Facebook’s algorithm mapped by Sharelab,...

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A social news feed feeds news and revenue

Most social media has some form of news feed. It’s in the feed that everyone’s posts appear. For Twitter users following lots of people, it’s all the tweets that appear and refresh in seemingly milliseconds. For Facebook it’s the place where there always seems to be another 20 unread stories that hook you back to the top and keep you...

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The Worst Social Media is....

This is a terrible headline for a post considering the impact of social media on individuals and business. It is terrible because it uses the extreme ‘worst’. This is of itself judgemental, but somehow seen as a ‘printed’ word it gains more power as the response ‘it’s not that bad’ is rarely voiced on-line.

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Social Media Numbers Controversy

2017 has proved a boom year so far for Google and Facebook. Both Facebook and Google owner Alphabet have posted significant revenue increases in Q1 despite significant controversy.

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Will Twitter Cooperate Today?

Today is a big day for Twitter with its 2017 AGM and a novel proposal on the agenda- to turn Twitter into a co-operative.

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Creativity, the great unlearned.

Creativity is a real buzzword in blogs theses days, 10 things that you need to know about being creative, 14 things you didn't know about being creative and 33 ways to boost your creativity to name but a few.  What is considered creative? Why as business owners do we need to be creative?  There are some interesting facts, figure and...

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