Even Scoble agrees with me that Quora is all hype!

On Thursday, I wrote a blog about how I was amazed at the amount of hype Quora was receiving. One of the main perpetrators of this hype has been tech blogger extraordinare, Robert Scoble. A month ago, he was full of praise for the service: “Thanks Quora for providing a great community and way for people […]

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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 […]

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Three social media buckets

Firstly, an apology – blogging on here has been sporadic at best recently for a number of reasons, but mainly because things have been very, very busy of late. Whilst busy is good, I intend to try and blog on here a bit more frequently too! Secondly, a big ‘hat tip’ to Ben La Mothe […]

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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 […]

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Too little, too late for the trades?

Interesting post from Wendy McAuliffe looking at how the trade press are (or aren’t) using blogs: “What’s apparent is that some trade publishers have been nervous about blog content undermining the value of their magazine and online editorial, often failing to grasp where blogging can add value.” The two examples she cites are particularly telling. […]

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