Libraries – the original Social Networks

I was listening to the Scroobious Pip podcast (birthday edition) this morning where he interviewed his mum. She sounds very nice. She also works in a library. She was advocating the role of libraries everywhere. I sympathised with her because, over the last few years, I’ve worked in several libraries in Perth, Dundee and FifeContinue reading “Libraries – the original Social Networks”

Death of the Selfie?

Do you remember when taking a selfie meant using the tiny convex silver blob on the back of your phone as a guide? Well, the ‘selfie’ is so common place now that at the end of 2013 ‘Selfie’ was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and even the Pope was in on theContinue reading “Death of the Selfie?”

Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Did you know that the very first version of Instagram (Burbn) was intended as a ‘Swiss army knife’ of an app… kitchen sink included. As development progressed went on, Kevin Systrom and his team stripped out feature after feature to arrive at the simple (but effective) photo sharing app that subsequently sold to Facebook forContinue reading “Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad”

Welcome to the Real World

Morpheus said it best when he first met Neo in person! However, Neo’s alter ego, Mr Anderson, had previously been living life as a Duracell for deluded A.I. machines who had taken over the World and was getting out even less than the geeky-recluse had realised! Clearly not a real life! So it nips my headContinue reading “Welcome to the Real World”

Pique interest with Pinterest

It feels a little late in the day to be writing about Pinterest – such is the world of the internet – but while it currently holds the record for ‘fastest growing online network’ ever (currently between 50-70 million users depending on who you listen to) I still talk to lots of people who areContinue reading “Pique interest with Pinterest”

Totally Recall

Philip K Dick already had some ideas up his sleeve on memories and what ‘they really mean’ when he wrote ‘We can Remember It For You Wholesale‘ which later became Paul Verhoven‘s 1990 movie Total Recall. (Remade in 2012 lest we forget!) In the vein of my blog post from last summer ‘Is anyone Watching?‘Continue reading “Totally Recall”

Brian Cox (The Dundee Actor) talking about his experiences as a boy with the cinema as ‘child care’!

Storify, Storify Storify

Storify is fantastic. That’s all you need to know. Storify exists simply for you to gather, or craft, a narrative from snippets of social media channels. The likes of Twitter, Instagram, Faceook, etc, are already in the business of providing a means of telling a story but they are rigid streams of information and theContinue reading “Storify, Storify Storify”

Anatomy of a Tweet

Our new page (filed under freebies) entitled ‘Anatomy of a Tweet‘ is precisely that!  Intended as a guide for Twitter newbies – attempting to navigate what 500M+ users now take for granted dozens of time a day – it breaks down the various elements of a tweet and explains them in very simple terms: Hazy about hashtags? FlummoxedContinue reading “Anatomy of a Tweet”

Share and share alike…

First rule of social media..?!   I’m thinking that this might make a good Tshirt design along the lines of the mock-up below… any comments or interest? Have your say…