Bradford Social Media Surgery Needs Your Help

Recently a group of interested parties met up in a Bier Café in Bradford to discuss how we re-boot the Bradford Social Media Surgery. Yes, there were some cold beverages taken but the main topic of discussion of how we make the BDSMS more relevant and tailored to the people of the district. The concept of […]

Linking is great, feedback loops aren’t

One of the nice things about this social media business, or perhaps more accurately this business of having multiple social accounts, is that you have the ability to link them all together. Theoretically you can link your Facebook, Twitter, LinkenIn, Foursquare, Friendfeed, Favstar, Delicious, Gowalla, StumbledUpon, Youtube, Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr and Vimeo accounts together so one status update bounces around your whole social universe and updates the panopoly of your friends as to the exact nature of your life at all times.

These views are my own

The title to this blog appears, in one way or another, in the bio section of an alarming amount of profiles across the social web. You may have hardly noticed it or possibly just taken it for granted but it’s very illustrative of the current state of play in the relationship between society, work and […]

Information as art? It can’t get more beautiful than this

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Pilot Theatre’s Shift Happens conference in York which I also covered for the excellent CultureVulture blog. Now, I’m a pretty jaded conference goer and nowadays I like to think I’ve seen it all before. By the end of the conference’s second day I was […]

Bradford’s first Social Media Surgery

Next week sees Bradford become the latest town in the UK hold a Social Media Surgery. The informal gathering of people interested in either teaching or learning how to use the web will be held at The Gumption Centre on July 20th.pecifically aimed at community or voluntary groups, Social Media Surgeries provide free advice to organisations or people on how to set up their own websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages or podcasts. As well as anything else digital that they may be interested in investigating.

Facebook: Snow White or Big Bad Wolf?

Facebook continues to be big news – and let’s face it, when is it not nowadays? – but the world’s biggest social network seems to be attracting more and more press of the wrong type in recent times. Since last year’s change to the privacy terms and conditions, a move which in itself attracted enough […]