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Ten years of blogging today

Today it is 10 years since my first blog post on April 23, 2003 when I became the first councillor in the UK start a blog. My PR blog followed shortly after and the first post was on July 8, 2003. I’d like to say I had amazing insight and realised then how important blogs […]

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Why Facebook matters for UK politicians

Why Facebook matters for UK politicians

You still meet many politicians who are sceptical about the value of Facebook. A familiar story is that they are too busy in their day-to-day life as a local councillor doing case work, attending community meetings, leafleting and door knocking to bother with Facebook. Many also see Facebook as being for young people and they […]

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The perfect Twitter client

The perfect Twitter client

Neville Hobson has an interesting post on the latest iteration of TweetDeck. Like Neville I was an original TweetDeck fan, in fact we were probably both amongst the first to use it after Ian Dodsworth launched it. When Twitter acquired TweetDeck and re-launched it I continued to use the original Adobe Air version for a […]

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Map of social network use around the world

Map of social network use around the world

The world map of social networks is updated every six months by Vincenzo Cosenza. The latest shows that Facebook is continuing its relentless growth and dominates much of the globe. The most obvious exceptions are Russia, China and Iran. The other big two remain Twitter and LinkedIn. In Russia the top networks are Odnoklassniki and […]

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Middle East expansion for Facebook

Middle East expansion for Facebook

A new infographic illustrates how Facebook is being used in the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf. To take advantage of rapid growth of Facebook in the Middle East Facebook is opening a new office in Dubai to focus on dealing with advertisers from the Gulf. The new Facebook office will initially just have […]

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Speaking at SAScon | Search–Analytics–Social Media conference

Speaking at SAScon | Search–Analytics–Social Media conference

I’m delighted to be once again one of the speakers at the excellent SAScon Search – Analytics – Social Media conference. I’m going to be talking about ‘Social Commerce – Show Me the Money’. It promises some great content with lots to learn and some excellent networking opportunities. One of the keynote speakers is Bruce […]

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New timeline for Facebook pages infographic

I’m currently writing a more detailed guide to how politicians and campaigners can use the new timeline for Facebook pages, but in the meantime here’s an interesting infographic from iFrame Apps:

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Social media in local government

Social media in local government

BDO has published an interesting report into the current use of social media within local government in the UK. BDO worked with Municipal Journal (MJ) to conduct a survey to find out how 67 local authorities are currently using social media to support a range of services. The report Updating your status: From housing and […]

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Social media managements system analysis and comparison

Social media managements system analysis and comparison

Social media research company Altimeter has released a new report authored by Jeremiah Owyang that provides a good overview of social media management systems. As the use of social media grows within companies and large organisations there is a need to be able to coordinate the management of a wide range of accounts with potentially […]

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State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

State of Social Report 2011 by Econsultancy

Today Econsultancy published its new State of Social Report 2011. It make interesting reading. Thanks to Econsultancy I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview and was able to provide some comments on its findings. I’ve published my comments at the end of this report, but if you’re responsible for any aspect of social […]

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