Everyone who has a Twitter account has been getting a mail from ‘Twitter for Business‘ in the last couple of days. We can see that Twitter is attempting to become even more useful – with the aim to also bring in some advertising bucks as those small businesses grow, of course. There’s a [...]
So I went to an event on Tuesday: Enhancing Online Services: Optimising Digital Engagement and Accessibility
It’s social media week and I’m out and about, listening mostly. Monday, Facebook’s head of sales was giving the keynote, and yes it was as soul-destroying as that sounds, the less said about that the better. I shall say this much: Everything facebook knows about you is being used to sell to you. And you [...]
Yesterday. By mid-morning I was devastated, by mid-afternoon hopeless, by late evening fully restored.
I was invited – in my role as sub-editor at Weight Watchers Magazine Germany – to attend a press day at the new Spa in Bad Ems (bit like Bath Spa, with the hottest thermal springs in Germany, and you [...]
This is for the female disciples of Krsna-Ksetra Prabhu. or Krishna-Kshetra Prabhu, since I have no diacritics. I never wrote a manifesto? Well here it is, and it’s dedicated to my former sisters.
You are beautiful, intelligent, capable women. I want to tell you about my journey so you might learn something.
If you haven’t [...]
I’m going for another change in my life, and seeing that I haven’t updated this blog on the last change, here’s what’s been happening lately. With the various family illnesses I was dealing with taking up too my time I stopped doing a lot of the ‘visionary’, ‘community’ and basically ‘free’ work I had been [...]
Recently, on discussion on a forum for Germans in the UK I’m a member of. A thread about advice on where to go on a family holiday in October.
All the usual spots were mentioned and anecdotes were told. People’s concerns for personal safety and personal enjoyment were voiced. Egypt was voted against because of [...]
tl;dr version: It celebrates balls, bullshit, blagging and brashness over substance and skills.
Long, boring version: I don’t know if I have much of a German perspective anymore, seeing that I haven’t really lived there in a long time. But I did go through an educational system where apprenticeships were a part of the landscape [...]
J just walked me through what Youtube is like since their housecleaning a few months ago.
For that he had to log out of his account so his subscriptions wouldn’t show. He then showed me how the various channels only showed popular videos, even if that meant that they were ancient. Even the popular video [...]
Another thing J and I talked about.
J really doesn’t like the idea of paying for access to social networks (app.net). When I gave him the usual ‘if you’re not paying for something, you’re the product’ he came out with this:
Email works across all platforms and systems, yet nobody profits from this. [...]
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