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3 tricks for monitoring Twitter mentions and trackbacks

3 tricks for monitoring Twitter mentions and trackbacks

The brilliant Lauren Bacon made a big splash yesterday with her thought-provoking post on the emotional work that often gets assigned to women working in the tech world. The response to that post has been so massive that it’s left her with a challenge: how do...
How to talk about tragedy online

How to talk about tragedy online

Time out, people. In the past 24 hours we have been have been inspired, informed, comforted and mobilized by the unfolding conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. But it’s clear that we have also had moments of feeling attached, horrified, angered and...
Using the Internet to find empathy in solitude

Using the Internet to find empathy in solitude

Twitter is outsourced schizophrenia. I have a couple hundred voices I have consensually  agreed to allow residence inside my brain. So writes Adam Brault in a very thoughtful blog post, I quit Twitter for a month and it completely changed my thinking about mostly...
Talk back to Vancouver’s rain on Twitter

Talk back to Vancouver’s rain on Twitter

It is now June, just two weeks away from the official beginning of summer. I bring this to your attention because my fellow Vancouverites should be forgiven for thinking that we are still in the depths of winter. After a few tantalizing days of spring, and even a...
How to crowdsource your Facebook Timeline

How to crowdsource your Facebook Timeline

If you struggle to keep your Facebook Timeline dynamic and engaging, without creating what is simply a mirror of your Facebook or LinkedIn presence, the solution may not lie with you, but with your friends. For the past few months, I’ve been running a private...
How to find a great domain name (or Twitter handle)

How to find a great domain name (or Twitter handle)

This post is part of a short series that addresses the top questions at Web Fuelled Business, a training program for thousands of companies across the UK run by Doug Richard’s School For Startups. I’ve developed the social media component for this...
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