Communication modes for the 21st century

Just rang to book my car in for a service. After navigating an auto-attendant and then  holding for some time I eventually got through to a receptionist who was clearly not at the department I’d navigated to. Ok. It happens. Phones get busy etc etc. She asked me if I’d like someone to ring back […]

How do I manage Android phone based interruptions from social media alerts?

I’ve just realized that my Android phone is interrupting me now as often as the toast popup (or whatever it is called) on the laptop that tells me when a new email is in. I’m getting notifications for new Google+ alerts, Twitter mentions, follows and Direct Messages, Facebook replies & messages, LinkedIn endorsements (lots of […]

Alternative ways of bypassing the Virgin Media filter to access Pirate Bay – Google Translate

Since publishing the original post on this subject that described how to access Pirate Bay using free proxy servers I’ve had a few people point out other ways. Some were left as comments on the post itself. Some came in by email. The most innovative is where Google Translate service is used as a proxy […]

The social media summary of the world record attempt

 The world record attempt started at 6am on Thursday 5th Feb and ended at 6am the following day. There are three stories to tell here. The first is the charity fundraising aspect that was covered on Friday. Second is the social media story. This was an event largely promoted using the #comment24 hashtag on twitter […]