Talking to strangers…

A recurring theme today seems to be “talking to strangers”. It first came up during a discussion I had this morning with some colleagues, discussing the “North South divide” – and a comment along the lines of “if you talk to a stranger in London, people think you are weird. If you do it in […]

Introducing my Twitter User Biography Downloader Excel Spreadsheet Thingymajig

Details (and link) about an Excel spreadsheet I developed to download Twitter user biographies, and up to 1200 tweets for any (unprotected) user. […]

Braindump of Blue Light Camp

On Sunday I went to Blue Light Camp – the unconference for people working within the emergency services (Disclosure – I work for the Police at the moment).

I want to do a proper write-up of the whole event but, while I am thinking that through, there are some quicky things that I want to […]

Add some (but not all) of your tweets to your website…

Ever wondered why you ocasionally see people add #Yam, #In or #FB to the end of their tweets? The reason is that they have set up their other social networks to post tweets as their status updates on Yammer, LinkedIn and Facebook (click each of those network names for a way to do it).

If […]

How to add a Countdown to your Twitter Profile Photo

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“Wouldn’t it be cool to run a Twitter countdown to the Olympics? We could change the profile image each day to show how many days there are left!!”

That was my challenge. It took me a little while to work out, but I found a very elegant solution – which I hope will help you […]

Tweeting straight from a QR code – CAN IT BE DONE??

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There are some intriguing possibilities when you mix Twitter Web Intents with QR Codes. As no-one seems to have thought of this before, here I explain how it could work, and some suggested uses. […]

Blog Action Day – thinking (or not) about food #BAD2011

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I have about an hour before the end of Blog Action Day, to write post about food…

So…here goes a bit of a stream of thoughts…don’t expect too much structure!

Earlier today I was listening to BBC Radio 4 and heard a programme mentioning diamond Shreddies. A quick YouTube search later and I found […]

Reserving multiple usernames on social media sites

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On more than one occasion I’ve had to set up multiple social media accounts. This is a list of hints and tips that I have collected along the way – including my Excel Username Checker – which quickly checks which Twitter and Facebook usernames are available. […]

Facebook Tips: Updating by email, and turn off auto-replies

You may be aware that you can update your personal Facebook profile by email. Log in to Facebook, then visit http://www.facebook.com/mobile/ and you can find your own personal “update Facebook” email address. Anything sent to that email address (from any account) will be posted on your wall – you can even add pictures to the […]

Tonights journey home…

If you follow my twitter stream (or know me personally) you will know my journey home is a bit of a nightmare.

I catch a train from Guildford to Woking, then change for Weybridge where I watch my train pull out of the other side of the platform as the train I am on pulls […]