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 social media in Hampshire?” (which is where I live and work). All change The Ofcom study Read More …

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 pretend to be an expert – far from it – but because I keep on Read More …

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, I thought it worth sharing some of the better ones I was aware of. Since Read More …

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 favourites.  It’s only a small selection of what’s available – there are loads of others Read More …

My first year on Twitter

Until just over a year ago I thought Twitter was a place celebrities go to announce what they’ve had for breakfast. That’s certainly the impression I got from newspapers. I can’t remember what prompted me to take a look at Twitter for myself. I suspect it was something to do with Communities of Practice, but Read More …