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Twitter – weekly update

Quiet week on Twitter (for me) – here is my weekly Tweets:


Clout – The Art & Science of Influential Web Content 

Effective alarm clock needs a passcode to be deactivated. No more endless snoozing. 

Top Trends of 2012: The Continuing Rapid Growth of Mobile by @ricwrite … via @RWW

Man Interviews His 12-Year-Old Self [VIDEO] … via @mashable

History of the Internet in a Nutshell [INFOGRAPHIC] … via @mashable

The Furby Is Back … via @mashable

Spider-Like iPhone 5 Design Is Creepy Yet Cool [PICS] … via @mashable


Digital Empowerment Conference

Tweets from the conference – love that I can still get insight when I cannot be physically there:

#decon2012 Have an interesting story or you’ll be shouting into the wind, says David James.

Think of your value proposition in 8 words #decon2012

@myographer “Don’t try and convert haters. Just let them go.” #decon2012

Blog tips via @DaveChaffey yoast on WordPress #decon2012

2.7 billion ‘likes’ on facebook every day. #decon2012

107M monthly unique monthly visitors to LinkedIn. #decon2012

There r 465M twitter accounts 135M members of LinkedIn. Wow! I like a statistic. #decon2012

Google+ 67% users are male; top occupation of users: student; 5bn +1’s per day. #decon2012

And 12M on Pinterest. 97% of likes r by women #decon2012

@steve_revill Ive nt used #Pinterest heavily bt it’s gud 4 #SEO #backlinking. I dont knw hw long it will last so take advantage #decon2012

What do you want to achieve? It cant be to increase your Klout score @davechaffey #decon2012

Social listening services are like a press cuttings service…on steroids according to @mikeberrytweets #decon2012

Don’t try to be an expert at everything #decon2012

Bloggers- have a contract with yourself about the frequency of posts you will commit to. And stick to it. Via @DaveChaffey #decon2012

Your brand needs a personality. Personality is not just what you stand for but how you communicate it #decon2012

Totally agree! “@DaveChaffey #decon2012 personal branding on twitter is about long form content and a blog is essential” #social #ux #mobile

Content has to be relevant & interesting #decon2012 @annmariehanlon

@annmariehanlon #decon2012 meet more people on on-line network than at a networking event. Spend more time on Linked In network

Every business is a multi-channel publisher now #decon2012

Use LinkedIn Skills to see most influential commentators in an industry sector or specialism via @DaveChaffey #decon2012

@DaveChaffey: “Invest time in your blog. The more time you invest, the more you will stand out” #decon2012

@DaveChaffey #decon2012 when developing a #blog you need to create the OVP online value proposition; sell, inform, entertain balance

@DaveChaffey thinks Google+ is here to stay #decon2012

90% of career success comes from attitude and behaviour (30%) and visibility and exposure (60%) via @LesleyEverett #decon2012

Social listening should replace social media monitoring @mikeberrytweets at #decon2012

Do u know what yr OVP is? That’s Online Value Proposition dontcha know courtesy of @davechaffey #decon2012

Content marketing plan – does your business have one? There’s now a dedicated institute @DaveChaffey #decon2012

RT @MarthaToulouse: Don’t be too noisy on LinkedIn timeline. Put the invisibility ON if you are making small changes #decon2012 // Good tip

#decon2012 monitor & measure your social media. Must have a look at Google Reader. @annmariehanlon

Look at job descriptions you like/want, identify key words and ensure they’re in all your profiles, blogs @annmariehanlon at #decon2012

Every update (on social networks) is like toothpaste. Once it’s out the tube it can’t go back in. Love that. @annmariehanlon #decon2012

RT @DaveChaffey from @annemariehanlon: What do your online profiles tell employers about you? #decon2012 > #mywebcareer

#decon2012 Clued up companies are beginning to see the importance of personal branding for senior individuals, says Mike Berry.


The IPAD and all things new

I am still loving my new Ipad, I use it more and more (and so does Scarlett).

Many people seem to not like the new IPAD:

Chart showing why people dislike the new IPAD

Why do you hate the new IPAD?

I love the cloud as it means that I can transfer stuff from the IPAD 2 (now the husbands) to mine & vice versa. Also nothing is ever lost – found a great story about a lady who used the Cloud to find her stolen I-phone.

I am not the only one  obsessed,  looks like top CEO’s are obsessed too!

I recently signed up for Wavvi – follow any topics to get status updates about it in your feed – they reckon it will replace the Facebook feed!

Loving the following new technology:

Anyone who has done a business or marketing degree will have heard about Maslows Herierchy of Needs – I like how social media has prompted one author to look at rewiring Maslow

Also, last week YouTube turned 7.  Happy Birthday YouTube



SXSW – interactive

I finally got round to reading all my articles, tweets & inforgraphs on SXSW – a great interactive conferenceine the USA.

To summarise,  the top new things (and winners of awards are:

Highlight – a social location service you can use with your Iphone, allowing you to connect with people in the same place. Another worthy mention is Glancee

Take this Lollipop – a interactive live action facebook connect experience. Uses your Facebook content in video/animation to tailor to you!

Pinterest – a great new site where you can create boards of things that interest you

Screwed – a really innovative way to sell your business. Craftsman wanted to show off their products, so they took a novice DIYer and taught him DIY – they filmed all their efforts, added tips from tweeter & shared content on all social networks.

Storify – helps users tell stories by using social media.  I have only just joined!

Eyefi Ipad App – the best thing about this is you can have a EyeFi card in your camera and directly update images to your Ipad! I am going to get the card & test it on my next holiday!

There seems quite a few things being talked about; frictionless payments; voice activation and tv/social media.

As I didnt follow the conference on Twitter, I have found the following summaries really interesting:

Interactive Marketing Insights from SXSW 2012

Battling Bad WiFi, Battery Drain & The Silicon Valley Mafia

2012 SXSW Interactive Roundup

Here is a few of the cool infographs:

Infograph showing social media chatter at SXSW

Social Media Chatter @ SXSW

Infograph show the the SXSW buzz and aftermath

Using social media to show the buzz of SXSW


Stat of the post:

80% of Brits are simultaneous media users (use at least 2 different forms of media at the same time).

European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA) as cited by eMarketer, December 2010

SOPA & more

Last Wednesday was a key time for digital. Many digital giants showed their concern over downloading. I think it is the 1st time the big sites have all got together with the same purpose.
Altough this is a US bill I think we should all be aware of it.

I have listed a couple of good articles:

What you need to know about SOPA

SOPA and PIPA – for or against?

Why SOPA and PIPA Won’t Stop Real Piracy

Google says 4.5 million people signed anti-SOPA petition today

The Week That Killed SOPA: A Timeline

I’m not sure what will happen but seeing tweets & status updates from Marc Zuckerberg proves how serious it is!

Update from US – SOPA, PIPA Votes Indefinitely Delayed

I was really interested to see posts about IPAD3 coming our February 24th – Steve Jobs birthday – wonder whether these are rumours or will it be the IPAD2.s

The Iphone 5 is due out March too. I currently share custody of our IPAD with my husband and 16 month year old so I may invest in the IPAD3