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[11 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Boris Johnson on Police in London

Amongst all of the discussion about the UK riots in early August 2011, one tweet stood out from all the rest.

Dan Hogan appears to have hit the nail on the head. And, seems to be saying what is really obvious, even if that runs counter to the “professional lie” employed by “those in the know”.
If you are reading this at some point long after August 2011 you may need reminding:

Rioting started in London on Saturday 6 Aug 2011.
On Monday 8 Aug 2011 there were 6,000 police officers on duty when …

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[18 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
There are two types of people

I have, today, been to quite an exciting and entertaining meeting of the London Blog Club where a strange ranty lady extolled the virtues of being strange and ranty and a lady. Unfortunately, I fail to qualify on all three counts.
But I did, in a roundabout way, learn a lot about communication.
Granted, a big ego can entertain a room, and strange ranty lady did get quite a few laughs and seemed to get away with a good deal of profanity. However, I am not sure that she had a message …

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[5 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Klout and FriendFeed and Quora and ?

The Quora phenomenon hit the UK around 1 Jan 2011 and I, along with lots of my network, seem to be signing up to it, whilst simultaneously trying to work out what good it’s going to do us! It’s looking a lot like a Twitter clone with more complications!

I’ve had similar misgivings in the past about things like Klout and FriendFeed, and then this evening, 5 Jan 2011, I met Thomas Power from Ecademy and Lee Bryant from Headshift. I may be changing my mind on just what Social Media …

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[20 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Friday Feedback
Thank you PC Pro!
Since posting my Office 2010 article yesterday and sending an at reply to PC Pro (through Twitter), their news article has been updated.

So PC Pro has just demonstrated the power of blogging and Twitter! Thank you.
Posted on 20 Nov 2009 by Proactive Paul

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[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Technology Thursday
A few days ago Twitter told me that I now had access to “lists” as one of a band of a few exclusively chosen account holders. I fear that is not exactly true as many of my contacts also seem to have that privilege!
I have had a bit of fun looking around at the lists that others have introduced, and I have just added @robday to my list …

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[1 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Technology Thursday
With the advent of Twitter and their use of bit.ly . . . followed prompt.ly by Hootsuite’s use of ow.ly . . . it’s clear that LY domain names have become a feature of the web.
And it has taken the international community some time to notice how useful.ly this TLD (top level domain) can be transformed. Have a look around the web trying out things like creative.ly and …

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[16 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

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World Affairs on Sunday
Had Sarah Palin remembered that there is more to the world than just the United States, she may have been a little more circumspect in her comments this week about the UK’s National Health Service. I’m well aware that this blog can be read by anybody and so I have some editorial rules about what I can and cannot say.

Of course, I can say anything I …

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[13 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Technology Thursday
Two things that I really enjoy are public speaking and messing around with computers. I am both an extrovert and a geek. So I am very pleased that PresentationCamp London is on the horizon and (amongst other things) will attempt to answer the modern question “how do you manage an effective presentation in this era of high tech”?
That’s especially relevant if you’ve ever had the experience that I’ve …

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[25 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Technology Thursday

It’s getting on for one year since I signed up to Twitter and it’s only in the last few days that they have begun to carry adverts. The “free” service clearly would not have been sustainable. The ads are in the side bar and are called “sponsored definitions”.
It will be interesting to see how many ads and links they will be prepared to carry. There is also speculation that Twitter will be able to introduce custom made tweets so that their preferred  messages are interspersed with the tweets of …

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[16 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Tuesday Financial Focus
Small businesses in the UK tend to make 3 attempts to sell to a particular customer and if they don’t bite, they give up.
Customers in the UK tend to wait until the 7th approach before they are inclined to buy. I have always said that you need to have a policy of 8 touches, whether that’s an e-mail, a phone call, an advert or whatever. If you only try 3 times then you are on a hiding to nothing.
Marketing expert Rod Sloane now tells me that one in …