Facebook Ad Fail: Hey, I'm Not a Grandma!

Facebook Ad Fail: Hey, I’m Not a Grandma!

I know it’s sad (and that I really ought to get a life) but I do spend a lot of time looking at how I am targeted with Facebook ads – both on my own account and on dummy accounts…

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Say Nothing on Facebook That You Wouldn’t Say on TV

So many people have been fired over Facebook that the Huffington Post has a page dedicated to compiling all its stories about employees falling foul of their own Facebook fails. Some unfortunate Facebook users have been evicted because of their…

I LOVE Paddy Power's Social Media Activity....But I Bet with William Hill

I LOVE Paddy Power’s Social Media Activity….But I Bet with William Hill

I love social media. I also love a little flutter on the football on a weekend. I’m a self-confessed fan of Paddy Power’s social media activity in particular. The Facebook page is always witty, always timely, always attracting huge volumes of…

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The Republic of Facebook – If Facebook Were a Country…

In 2011, I posted some key Facebook user statistics and took a look at how the number stacked up against population figures of various countries. That was over 18 months ago and the social network has grown phenomenally since then….

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Facebook Graph Search – Just a Fix for an Awful Internal Search Feature?

It was a hotly anticipated announcement. When Facebook sent out its somewhat mysterious press invite encouraging journos and tech bloggers to turn up and ‘see what we’re building’ many were expecting big things. Gizmodo were amongst many online publications speculating…

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Obsession of the Week: Condescending Corporate Brand Page

We’ve all seen those cringey posts shared by businesses on Facebook. You know the sort – the ones that have no purpose whatsoever other than to get liked and shared. “OMG it’s [insert day of the week]. You better share…

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Quit Bitching About Facebook Ads

Warning: Rant follows. Since Facebook rolled out its mobile timeline ‘pages you may like’ type advertising, I’ve seen a ludicrous number of complaints about it, both on blogs and on my own personal Facebook timeline. The general gist of the…

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Shiny New Facebook iOS is Frikkin Awesome

It’s been a long standing complaint of mine that the Facebook iPhone app is so buggy and slow. Yeh, yeh, first world problems. I know. Nonetheless, my world got a little bit better last night when I downloaded the new…

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Awesome Facebook Business Cover Photos

Since Facebook Timeline rolled out for business pages too, we’ve seen some awesome timeline cover images come up. Here are some of my favourite: Sprite Sprite’s Facebook cover photo (shown above) really is awesome. I am a particular fan of…

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5 Songs That Reference Social Media

  As much as I love social media, I have little choice other than to concede that it’s responsible for some truly terrible things – most notably for crimes against lyrics. Here are five songs that reference social media. 1. N-Dubz –…

Watch What You Say on Facebook

There’s no shortage of media mayhem and stories over people getting fired as the result of something they have said on Facebook. Examples include this story, this one and this one too! It never ceases to amaze me that people…

Facebook, definitely! Twitter, not so sure?

If you have recently started or are considering beginning a social media campaign for your business it is possible that you will be a little bit unsure of what to do and where to go. Most small businesses opt for…

Common Misconceptions About Social Media in Business

This is a guest contribution to Blogsession by Mark Cavanagh. Almost 1 in every 8 people on the planet is on Facebook. There are 300 million Twitter accounts and 200 million LinkedIn accounts. Even Google ‘s latest offering to the…

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That’s It – I’m Leaving Facebook!

No, I’m not personally leaving Facebook. In fact, I unashamedly LOVE it. I love sharing photos when I’m out and about, reading what my friends are up to, checking in at various locations and sharing status updates. I’m not embarrassed…