Is technology changing our behaviour?

How we communicate with the outside world is constantly changing and we have come a long way in a short space of time.

If you or I wanted to ‘talk’ with one another in years gone by, we would have written a letter, which would have taken time to reach the recipient. The simple act of writing a letter takes careful thought and consideration. Usually the recipient is someone we know, or have been invited to write to. Continue reading “Is technology changing our behaviour?”

The culture of social networks

Social networks have come a long way since the old days of bulletin boards and discussion forums. Yes, they are technically social networks too and they do still exist!

Technologically speaking, the social networks all vie with each other, trying to get the upper hand. A lot of copying goes on, which means as soon as one social network does something new, interesting and useful, the other major networks will soon catch up and implement their own version. Take a look at hash tags, photo editing and trending topics as an example.

So what sets a social network apart from it’s fellow rivals?

There are certain differences that go hand in hand with the way each particular service has been built. The most obvious being… Continue reading “The culture of social networks”

When is the best time to read a tweet?

A lot of thought goes into making a blog, a post, a tweet or what ever you want to call it.

Seriously! People spend ages creating great copy, coupled with fantastic images and super SEO.

Then that dreadful moment arrives, where their treasured post is ready for consumption (not TB) and they are faced with the impossible question…

“When is the best time to tweet?”

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