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 […]

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 […]

How should corporates engage with Facebook?

Facebook has now started a wide range Business Services, and a number of businesses are establishing Facebook Pages. One I know relatively well, was a firm called Plusnet ( a wholly owned subsidiary of BT) , who set up their pages at Facebook on November 9 – (the link won’t work unless you’re a Facebook […]

The death of Internal Comms?

In another interesting post, Richard at Inside Out  asks some interesting questions about how the future will change for Internal Comms professionals. He highlights change into operational networks rather than managed communication hierarchies – in truth these changes are taking effect already, as harassed professionals use a variety of methods to prune their email overload […]