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Monitoring social media, beyond lurking to data mining
July 15, 2014, 11:48
Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , ,

This was my first stop on a morning of session-hopping so I should say that I only stayed for the first section of this, but I think I heard most of Zena Applebaum’s presentation.

The focus of Zena’s talk was how to turn the noise of social media into action, and turn big data into competitive intelligence data points. She observed that people using social media at work will share information differently when communicating internally and externally (and are, in fact, often more open to external audiences). Continue reading

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#chapowrimo
October 25, 2012, 23:15
Filed under: Chartership | Tags: , , , ,

On twitter a little earlier today the ever-brilliant Helen Murphy coined the expression #chapowrimo, or Chartership Portfolio Writing Month. Based on the daily commitment to producing a certain wordcount espoused by participants in NaNoWriMo, this idea leapt off the screen at me as a great way to overcome my portfolio-finishing block. Continue reading



Livetweeting
May 1, 2012, 12:02
Filed under: Social media | Tags: , , , ,

Livetweeting is something I have always managed to avoid, so it was with some surprise and trepidation that I recently found myself volunteering to livetweet from a conference one of my colleagues was helping to organise. Continue reading



Chatting about Chartership
March 2, 2012, 17:17
Filed under: Chartership, CPD | Tags: , , , ,

Last night I tuned into twitter to take part in the 2nd #chartership chat. As for the inaugural session, @joeyanne set up an online archive for all the tweets, so whilst I’ll try to summarise the main points here do take a look if you’re interested to see everything that came up. Scanning down the list, I think we managed around 216 tweets during the hour – not as impressive as last time but still not bad! Continue reading



Incipit
September 28, 2010, 19:18
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So here I am, on the day after my 30th birthday, sitting on the (rather sticky) floor in a club in Kilburn. I’m here on my own as my husband is busy and I didn’t think it’d be any of my friends’ cup of tea (though now I come to think of it I’m not sure I actually asked anyone…). And it’s all Twitter’s fault. Continue reading




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