Power of One Live Blog – #P1event

I’m at the Battersea Power Station today for the Power of One event. It’s a conference focused on how the individual can achieve in the technology industry. There is a whoppingly impressive lineup of speakers from Jason Calacanis to Charles Arthur discussing everything related to technology and start up companies. If I miss quote you, please let me […]

Read more »

If you’re going to use social media, make sure you use it to be social!

As you may have picked up already today, we have released our second report investigating how some of the UK’s leading technology companies are using social media. You can download it here. For the second year in a row, we found that UK technology companies are missing out on the potential of social media by […]

Read more »

Facebook launches a subscribe button & changes the social game again

I do wonder if the guys at Facebook, Twitter and Google have slept at all in the last few months. Only hours ago, in a blog about Twitter’s new analytics product, I mentioned that we are living through an intriguing battle as the three pretenders to the throne compete for supremacy. And for those of […]

Read more »

Is the PR agency model broken?

I kicked off a bit of a debate in the office today, which then moved on Twitter (as these things usually do!). The motion is this: Has the growth of digital rendered the current PR agency model broken? PR practitioners, especially in agencies, need to be jacks-of-all-trades – strategic, creative, tactical, client-facing… I’ve often wondered whether […]

Read more »

Paper.li adapts its auto-tweet

My post yesterday about Paper.li generated a fair bit of reaction and so it’s interesting to learn today that the service has decided to withdraw its auto-tweet feature: “We hear the complaints, and are looking into ways to satisfy paper.li users while reducing the spammy feeling for others. We are thus testing a new type […]

Read more »

Why paper.li and automated curation are doomed to fail

If you’ve been active on Twitter recently, you will have no doubt come across paper.li. You know, those autotweets that crop up from time to time encouraging you to click through and read xx’s ‘Daily’. Essentially, paper.li takes your most recent tweets and puts them (and the sources they link to) in a supposedly easy […]

Read more »

The Telegraph sacks Paul Carr and why blogging is great

A few months back, I blogged about how writer Paul Carr had been sacked by the Guardian due to freelancer budget cuts. At the time, I said: “…it is yet another indictment of the decline of ‘traditional media’ and the power and rise of bloggers and media ‘personalities’ who don’t need a publishing house behind […]

Read more »

Are comment sections dead?

Does the sight of hundreds of pages of comments on an article fill you with dread? Do you get fed up of reading the same comment again and again and again? I read an interesting article today on TechCrunch by Nicolas Holzapfel. Nicholas claims that comment sections have become unruly and rarely add anything particularly […]

Read more »

Goodnight NightJack

There’s lots of digital news going on today and so it would be easy to miss a blogging story that should really be given more attention. The Times has reported that it has won a landmark verdict in the High Court allowing the paper to reveal the identity of police-blogger NightJack. The verdict has forced […]

Read more »

Feedly

Like every good tech geek, I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to shiny new things, especially online. So you can imagine my glee when (via Drew) I came across Feedly today. I love it! I’m pretty addicted to my feedreader. And my weapon of choice has been Google Reader ever since I […]

Read more »