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Daily social & tech headlines: It’s good to talk

My top pick today is a touching piece in The Atlantic about how we grieve on social media. It provides an important reminder that despite the diversity of technology around us, the core benefit is to bring us all closer together. One particular quote on social media stood out:  “fomenting the grieving process…it sets it within the context of a community that […]

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Daily social & tech headlines: Has the race begun for our health data?

My top pick today is the news Facebook has bought the  fitness tracking App, Moves. I wrote about the App earlier this year in my post ‘Me, My (Quantified) Self & I‘. Whilst I’d like to think Mark Zuckerberg must have read my positive comments leading to this decision (as if!). I do think this could signal a new race for ownership […]

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Daily social & tech headlines: Content is (still) king, long live the king

Two digital marketing how-to guides in my top picks today. The first from FastCompany provides an exhaustive list of tips and examples for any business to ‘find their voice’. The underlying message that comes across is around content. Good content is often the difference that makes the difference; from storytelling to refining your brand ‘voice’, it is a […]

Jelly: A new kind of crowd-defined App?

In January 2014 Twitter’s famous founder Biz Stone (@Biz) announced a new mobile App ‘Jelly’. Jelly was launched with relatively little information, seemingly making it the role of Jelly users to define exactly what it could do. The initial reaction to Jelly was that it was just another Q&A crowdsourcing tool, but this doesn’t do it […]

Me, My (Quantified) Self and I

The ‘quantified self’ has been a major trend for a while now. Measuring every run, meal, weigh-in and heartbeat is easier than ever. As a lifetime gadget-geek and a relative newbie at getting fit. I decided to get fully App’ed up  for 2014 to spur me on. So after a lot of research, and some […]

iPad 3 – my hopes for the new device…

I was asked to write a blog post on my hopes for the new iPad3.  Most of the expected changes are tweaks the existing functionality – so most won’t be expecting any major announcements.  Even so, I really hope Apple pull something special out of the bag.  My main hope is to see something really […]