Superinjunctions and social media

As the news flies around that a Premiership star has been named on social media site Twitter after a court ordered that their identity should be protected, the debate turns to our privacy laws and how they should be enforced on social media. The game (media and news) has now changed it and it’s important […]


On the edge of engagement – Facebook Edgerank

With some Facebook users liking hundreds of pages and having quite literally 1,000+ friends, how does Facebook cut through the noise and deliver relevant content to its hungry and hyperactive userbase? The answer is using the special EdgeRank algorithm – a formula which decides whose content is engaging and deserves to be seen by the […]

Blog, Gadgets, startups, technology

Review: Whisk – the recipie iPhone app

I’ve always been very involved in the world of mobile as far back as I can remember when I ran social network PPLparty and then as online product manager for Doug Richard’s company – Trutap. So I thought it was about time to start reviewing iPhone applications starting with cooking app Whisk, created by James […]

Blog, Social media

How ASDA tip-toed into Social Media

When Asda first started exploring the big bad world of Twitter and all things social they did it slowly, carefully and with confidence. This is a small blog post on how they did it after I was lucky enough to hear recently. What they did first ASDA key PR employees were the first to take […]

Blog, Entrepreneurship, startups

Famous Family Businesses

Family businesses have been the backbone of entrepreneurs for many years. Parents often dream of handing over their pride joy enterprise to their siblings. Not all are successful, but here are some famous family businesses you’re sure to know. The first of any list of family businesses have to involve the Rothschild family, which is […]

Blog, CrowdControlHQ News, Social media

Social media risks

How do you manage the risks of social media? Part 1 – Ownership In my recent discussions with board members at a number of PLC’s and mid-sized organisations, the was an apparent lack of understanding of the risks of social media. All those that took part in the discussions had already created Facebook pages and […]

Blog, technology

I’m feeling lucky, to let Google drive my car.

When I heard about Google’s latest blog where it revealed it has been creating secret automatic cars I was excited but unsurprised. The reason I say this, is the way they have been developing their street view features, their advanced terrain mapping would all point to gathering information in ways which can be used for purposes […]

Blog, Entrepreneurship

Fierce over 40: entrepreneurship is not just for yupees

Starting young in business as I did, is great fun and has many advantages (as well as its fair share of disadvantages) but what happens to those who try later in life? Entreprenurship isn’t exclusivley for the ‘dot com kids’ or the ‘yupees‘ its for the brave and the imaginative. So here’s a selection of those […]


August Roundup

August has been a busy month, I managed to get away on holiday to the south of France which was great fun and I achieved a proper sun tan (although not something to shout about on a CV, but I was pretty pale. If you seen me before i’m sure you’ll agree). I thought i’d […]

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