Criticism of Facebook “friends” goes mainstream?

It’s widely acknowledged that there’s an air of sniffyness amongst some people who claim not to understand Social Media, Facebook friending and so on, and have never had accounts. There’s another group of people who leave Facebook because of privacy concerns, because they felt they had to maintain a persona, or because they feel it’s […]

Sometimes, what you don’t know is surprising

Image via Wikipedia I’m still trying to find my way through what social media/”Web2.0” actually means to me. I have accounts on lots of services, and use: Twitter – a lot Facebook – a bit LinkedIn – a bit I blog – a little I glance at other services, share some photos on Flickr and […]

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 […]

Will your social media engagement scale?

Do you listen to your customer? We do … that’s what we all say. It’s what we all want to do. Sometimes, particularly in a big corporate, it gets to be a bit difficult to hear what they’re all shouting to you. Sometimes, it might be “Thanks”; sometimes, “Can you do it tomorrow?”; it might […]

Even Demos says allow Facebook at work

Image via Wikipedia In an article on use of social networking sites reported on the BBC, a Demos report states that firms should allow the use of these sites at work. “Banning Facebook and the like goes against the grain of how people want to interact. Often people are friends with colleagues through these networks […]