Here's some end of week fun for you. Some hyperlocal websites have developed really huge twitter followings. Sometimes these aren't huge outright but in comparison to the size of the local audience or local trad. media outlet are quite remarkable. … [Read more...] about How big is my hyperlocal twitter audience?
Last week William and I delivered another Talk About Local training session for the Peabody Trust at the Pembury Learning Centre in Pembury Estate, Hackney, which is already served by its own hyperlocal website pemburyliving.wordpress.com. There was … [Read more...] about Talk About Local training at Peabody's Pembury Learning Centre
Every now and then I come across a Twitter user who puts a ✔ after their user name or uses the words Verified Account in their profile. They do this to add an air of legitimacy to the account, to make them more plausible. I have seen an increase in … [Read more...] about Twitter – Verified or not?
Last week Nicky and myself delivered a training workshop with St Basils, a Birmingham-based charity that supports homeless young people. They wanted to know how they could use the free social media tools on offer to raise awareness of the … [Read more...] about How homeless charities and groups are using social media
How many times have you seen something on Twitter that you wanted to add to a blog post and had to spend 5 minutes doign a screen grab of the tweet to add to your post as an image like this? Well you might not know it but you can actually embed a … [Read more...] about Adding tweets to your WordPress blog post
There seems to have been an increase in Twitter spam over the past week, with people sending out tweets like 'Is this you in this photo [link]' or 'I'm sure this is you in this video [link]' and 'Want to make between $3000 & $8000 a month click … [Read more...] about Twitter Spam