Tag Archive | Social media

More Facebook Shenanigans

If you have a Page in Facebook (you may have noticed I do!) there has been more than a ripple of movement recently about some of the more old-school community-based features.

Login to your Page, and (if you haven’t closed it already) you should see a grey box near the top-most edge of the screen. This states that on October 31st FB will be turning off the Reviews and Discussions app’s in Pages, to let the good people of FB “focus” on Comments and Posts. Read More…

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Social Networking Gripes

And Why Phone Designers Should Occasionally Be Shot

Since my last Post, a couple more issues have turned up; including HTC‘s use of the local storage on my Wildfire S, Peep’s need to have (apparently) 40MB of that space free in order to run, and why the fuNk can’t I delete the News and Stocks app’s?!

It’s sad that the only reason my phone is full of rubbish is because the screen-lock turned off in my pocket and pulled a lot of stuff I never wanted from Facebook, but one can’t help feeling a little angry that just because my device doesn’t really have enough disk-space (I’m pretty sue it turned up half-full) I should be penalised for using features as I see fit. Even if I did do it by accident (cue: angry face)… Read More…

WordPress.com and Facebook Pages

No, this isn’t another post about the complexities (moral, user-orientated or otherwise) or Social Media; no, this won’t sway you into making another decision about which Social Network to use; no, I’m not trying to sell you something…

I have more than one blog with WordPress. I am an Administrator for two client’s blogs, also running WordPress.

I see there’s now a handful of options that any WP user (sorry: author) can use to spread the word. Specifically, their words. I’m not quite sure why the word “Sharing” and the word “Publicize” is used interchangeably, but there you go. No doubt the Happiness Engineers are proud that Marketing’s probably given their 1st line support people another headache. Read More…

My “The problem with Twitter” drivel

I suppose the last word in the title is a little harsh, but looking only at trends the twenty most viewed links were mostly from two years ago (arguably before Twitter became the SEO household-name it is now) and looking only at the whinges there’s a lot to be said for balanced comment about something you feel is rubbish and worth whingeing about. Except, on occasion, if you’re a “blogger”. Apparently.

Plus there will probably be more than one by the end of this article. Fact-based journalism? Pah!

Fair enough, it may be very useful to people who “make money from the Internet” (who “BTW”: are actually “making money” from the Web; you know, the more accurate but less “Market Friendly” phrase that everyone “used to use”?). That may also apply to “tweeps” who make money from actually selling stuff, but advertising (for free) what they’re selling. Read More…