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, […]

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” […]

Things in transition

Back in October, I was reminding people to keep up with their social networks as the recession brought challenges. While it was hardly prescient, it was brought home to me when my role at work changed; my operating division had what’s called a headcount challenge – basically, they needed less people to run the work […]

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 […]

Keep up with your social network as the crunch comes

Everyone needs friends and contacts While we find our way through the next year or two, there are going to be many changes. Orders get cancelled, expenditure is cut, and jobs will go. If your circumstances change Change brings opportunity, so accept it is inevitable, and look forward to what it will bring. Your network […]