The future of blogging is rosy

Back in the day when blogging was social media, in the decade of the 00s, you were pretty limited in the methods you could use to publish your thinking and ideas. Then, you only had blogs, the websites that enabled anyone with a thought to create a web page (a post) and publish it. But […]

Valentine expression

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Today is Valentine’s Day, the day traditionally when millions of people express a feeling towards another via the mechanism of anonymous greeting cards they send. Well, note the word ‘traditionally.’ The days of buying a printed Hallmark Valentine card and sending it through the post haven’t quite vanished yet. But things are quite different today, […]

How to meet the challenge of the brand storytelling opportunity

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If “content marketing” and “brand journalism” are among the phrases you’ve been yawning at recently, a new report from Mynewsdesk is worth reading and may make you decide to give your closer attention to those two phrases. Written by journalist and consultant Jon Bernstein, The Rise of The Brand Newsroom offers some useful insights on […]

Making the #CIPRSM redundant

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One of the great things about a professional association is that it can be a powerful force for change in taking a leading and proactive stand in helping those in the profession – association members or not – understand and more likely embrace the change if that’s a goal. I see that as a great […]

A new guide to help you verify digital content from any source

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Verifying facts before publishing a news story is one of the cornerstones of trusted behaviour that we have traditionally expected from the mainstream media. Even in the disruption of traditional sources of news over the past decade – with the rise of social media, of newer sources of news and information that compete with the […]

More possibilities with extended-time live video from Google+

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Wow – now you can do a Google Hangout On Air (a live video broadcast) for up to 8 hours! That’s a huge amount of additional time from the previous 1-hour-maximum you had. And remember: up to 8 hours means just that – you don’t have to do 8 whole hours. Oh what possibilities! Here […]

The mutual value of the conversation

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The stats helper monkeys have been busy, said WordPress in an overnight email telling me about “Your 2013 in blogging,” a concise analysis of this blog during the year as noted by the stats module in Jetpack, the uber-plugin utility for self-hosted WordPress sites. It’s a concise portrayal of a range of metrics that are […]

Be cool with social media logos

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Here’s a quick just-before-New-Year quiz – which one of these is the correct Twitter logo? I see them all over the web, especially the text one and the ‘t’ image. None of them is correct. Today, there is only one official Twitter logo: Web designer and branding enthusiast Dustin Stout has a bee in his […]

It’s all love and hate with Facebook

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The thumbs-down symbol to register dislike of something on Facebook has long been a wish expressed by quite a few people. That wish has come to fruition, sort of – there now is a dislike button but only as an add-on to Facebook Messenger, the social network’s text-chat service. The fact that so many people […]