Drilling into the New Year – what will you find?

New Year, New opportunities I’m not a great believer in New Year resolutions, often finding them a trite way of setting weak aspirations; however, the happenstance of calendar dates does give an opportunity to both look back, and look forward. So these are “sort of not-resolutions” My last year or two  have been challenging in […]

What drives you to share?

In a typically erudite post from David Cushman, he asks “What makes you share?” While he discusses the virtues – or otherwise – of taking deliberately contrary positions, I think the highlight of the post for me is the following: …the only way we can find others who care about the same things we do […]

The Guardian lets you redistribute content

Not only is the Guardian making a positive effort to attract readers barred by the Times/Murdoch paywall – they are inviting readers to redistribute Guardian content through their WordPress blogs – and it seems to work I am indebted to @jennybee for this who retweeted “RT @AndyBold: just as the Times paywall is fully raised, […]

Thinking social media, ID and Facebook names

Having seen all the furore about Facebook names, I got mine. Originally, it is http://facebook.com/steveellwood. However, you can also find it – and me – at http://steveellwood.com/facebook. Similarly, I’m http://twitter.com/steveellwood – but you can find me at http://steveellwood.com/twitter. What’s interesting – to me in any case –  is how I ended up with my “branded” […]

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office – social media experts?

I’ve just remotely attended a really interesting presentation in London [OK, I attended remotely], by Media Snackers who talked about engaging with the young, through social media and so on. Couple of things: The world’s changed, and it’s not turning back used to be their strapline – but they’re now emphasising cheaper, quicker, sexier as […]