Category Archives: Social Media

Facebook usage: a local perspective

Continued from last time…   In my previous post, I explained that I’m trying to gather data on the number of social media users within a geographic area.  I’m basically attempting to answer the question: “what is the actual take-up of … Continue reading

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Estimating Social Media usage within a geographic area

I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the adage “go where the people go” if you want to connect with customers and service users. I believe it applies equally – if not more – in the virtual world, than the physical world. I don’t … Continue reading

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BlueLightCamp: Weekend Camping (Pt1)

First thing in the morning on Sunday 15th April there was barely a cloud in the sky above Manchester. The sun shone, the sky was blue, and I was off camping.  It was a few miles walk to the camp … Continue reading

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A ‘Sociable’ Enterprise?

Last week, in a post for Weekly Blog Club, I wrote about the new iPad, and how I use it for work. Phil Jewitt kindly mentioned my post on Twitter, and a we chatted about how weeklyblogclubbers possess all sorts of qualities … Continue reading

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Keep taking the tablets

Ok, I admit it, I bought an iPad. It’s a third generation, or “new iPad”, as Apple insist on referring to it. I was one of the many thousands world-wide who bought the latest shiny thing, the first day it … Continue reading

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Ten (more) of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter

A couple of months ago I blogged about ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. I didn’t – and still don’t – pretend to have any great expertise but, as I’d tried a bunch of different products, … Continue reading

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Why I shan’t be blogging this week

I shan’t be blogging this week as it’s already Wednesday evening and I’m tired. The deadline for Weekly Blog Club is midday tomorrow, and I’m in the office first thing, so I’ve only got tonight. No, I’m going to switch … Continue reading

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Ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter

I’ve been tweeting for just over a year during which time I’ve tried a variety of tools for reporting and analysis. Some have been quite impressive, but many have been pretty awful. Here’s a quick look at ten of my … Continue reading

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