Category Archives: Social Media

Writing news blog posts with MindManager in eight steps

Introduction I’m certainly not the first nor will I be the last person to use a mindmap to assist in writing a blog post, but it was only recently that I discovered how useful they are in writing regular news … Continue reading

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A new direction…

After a long period without posting I have been wondering about the usefulness of this blog and its future. When I started Sociamind in May 2009 I was interested in exploring the usefulness of social media and “Web 2.0 applications” … Continue reading

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Big Business carves up the internet – part 2

I had intended to return a lot earlier to my discussion (see part 1) about how major IT companies are trying to lock in users through the vertical integration of their software, the introduction of annual or monthly subscriptions to … Continue reading

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Big Business carves up the internet – part 1

Is the free, open and somewhat anarchic era of the internet drawing to a close? If so, what are the implications for small organisations? There has been a lot of media attention in recent months to how various governments are … Continue reading

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Listening to Twitter- some key tools for your NGO or Council

Serendipity is not uncommon in social media. People find new and unexpected ways of using social media tools all the time. Of course, the same thing happens with PC-based software, but the web allows people to develop new uses for social … Continue reading

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Cloud storage and privacy – the dark side of the silver lining

A report of the Senate Environment and Communications Committee released this month may have profound implications for small businesses, councils and non-government organisations that use cloud storage for personal information relating to their clients or customers. The Committee’s report, titled The … Continue reading

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Smartphones – back to the linear – but mashed – future of social media

In my last post I discussed my recent acquisition of a new iPhone 4. It only takes a short while to realise the revolutionary implications of these devices for the future of social media and Web 2. Checking tweets or … Continue reading

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