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Opinion: Networking and Business – Does Twitter Really Matter?

Article first appeared at Speaking Well in Public, 14 May 2014 Networking and business – does Twitter really matter? Here’s the answer. In April 2014 the BBC’s adaptation of ‪Jamaica Inn‬ attracted complaints and criticism for its sound and mumbling issues. On 22/4 I tweeted ‘BBC had 100+ complaints about Jamaica Inn sound and dialogue. … Continue reading

How-to: Add Twitter to your WordPress Site

Somehow they did it: the folks at Twitter made micro-blogging ubiquitous. The Twitter logo is everywhere. You can’t be respectable in business or on the web without a Twitter feed, pushing traffic to your site and inviting engagement. Which, for those multitudes using WordPress for their website or macro-blog (funny how that term never caught … Continue reading

How-to: Hashtags [Guest Post]

Originally from Educare’s Random Subjects Made Simple No. 70 – Hashtags, you know, those weird off-balance wire frames? Over the last decade the hashtag has rocketed to fame, revolutionising the way we communicate on-line. From business to politics, leisure to activism, it is difficult to remember the humble roots of the hashtag. The origins of … Continue reading

How-to: Be ‘Twitterate’ [Re-post]

Re-posted from Educare’s Random Subjects Made Simple No. 48 – Tweet, tweet Are you ‘twiterate’ or is one of your 2013 resolutions to get to grips with it and see what all the fuss is about? Based in San Francisco, Twitter was created in 2006 by an American undergraduate called Jack Dorsey and his clever … Continue reading

How-to: Reconnect your WordPress to Facebook and Twitter

I don’t know what occurs, but I suspect the Facebook API isn’t as stable or as open as is made out. I do know that sometimes the connections between Facebook or Twitter and WordPress.com break and WordPress stops feeding the social networks. There are periodic fixes, but the breakages are intermittent and ongoing. If this … Continue reading

How-to: Begin on Social Media – Twitter

Twitter is the biggest (if not the first) micro-blogging service that enables short posting of text up to 140 characters. You can include shortened web addresses and upload pictures. It has about 100 million users. Quick to post and quick to respond, Twitter is now mainstream, making the news as much as commenting on it. … Continue reading

Review: twitterfeed

twitterfeed (always lower-case) is a utility that allows you to feed your content from a blog or website with an RSS feed to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Twitterfeed reads your RSS feeds for new posts and sends them to your social network accounts. Using the existing infrastructure of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), you can share … Continue reading

The Unbelievable Numbers Behind the Social Web

Ever get tired of ‘Twitter-this’, ‘Facebook-that’? The truth is this is where the world is going in ever increasing numbers. If you want to attract visitors to your on-line brand, you’re invisible if you’re not on Twitter and Facebook. Ubiquitous through the availability of light-weight apps on every device on the planet, these two represent … Continue reading

How-to: Include a Twitter Widget on Your Web Site

“Widgets let you display Twitter updates on your website or social network page. Our widgets are compatible with any website and most social networks. Simply choose the one that matches where you would like to include it.” Most hosted sites and web development platforms now support Widgets for all manner of third-party sites, services and … Continue reading

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