The Social Media Womble

Distilling Complexity

Distillation (metaphorically) subjects a source to scrutiny before producing an interpretation in a simple yet considered form. In the literal process it’s reducing a liquid to its purest form. Making sense of the business world I entered following my career phase 1 (1994 - 2005) on the back of the entertainment industry I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I emerged intuitive a world at the dawn of mainstream social media. I entered the arena via a side door having met my first business networ...

Note... in acknowledgment

Typepad is the origin platform of my blogging stared in 2007. This blog was born from the loss of Posterous. A way to move toward the content and away from the platform. Being present! There’s an irony against what I’m writing now. A friend once said ‘Presence is the new Dial Tone’. Presence isn’t new anymore and mindfulness is our proverbial dial tone. I have surfed a wave, sailed at the head of a curve and platforms I valued most have fallen leaving behind gap and less in thier wake. Po...

Responding to your internal SOS

First day of having a few hours at my desk. Mindfullness Reflectly app - take a photo of what makes you happy I immediately snapped Dan. Daily Quote. "Change the way you look at thinks and the things you look at change." Want W Dyer Dec 26 2020 was our 25th anniversary. First thing I mindfully found my self checking was my pcm productionoffice inbox. At the end of 2020 (this year) I tackled the email inbox. Aspiring not to inbox zero but inbox mastery. Management of the data in is reflective ...

Horizon 2021

Mindfulness is the word I will reflect on for the entirety of 2021. Typepad I’d my other blogging channel. https://pcmcreative.typepad.com/my_weblog/2020/12/social-media-not-now-2021.html

Insta-Tweet posting

IFTTT - Photos from Instagram to TwitterIn a nutshell... The Steps. Create an IFTTT account.Locate a predefined 'recipe' (the name given to instructions constructed in IFTTT)Activate the Instagram instruction to ‘run’ the action each time you post a photo.Need more instruction and a further illustration? Here is the full blog post Here the step by step tutorial sheet.Useful? Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

#69unbox - tagging nostalgia

This time last week Dan and I were building bookcases, the weekend prior constructing desks. As I write this, I have a bookcase filling with books and a small step closer to unpacking the many boxes not just those from the old house but boxes already filled and in some cases never unpacked when I moved into the last house. It's brought me to a place where I can tackle head on the sometimes crippling sentimental attachment to the palpable nostalgia and memories evoked when in the presence of t...

6 Things you might not know about in Twitter

This is where you will be going... 1. Settings - 7th item down - Show Tweet Translations This setting is ticked by default, at least I have never knowingly activated it. 2. Settings > Mobile - 3rd item under My Phone - Sleep Settings This setting I recall turning on long ago. Its one of the early settings I remember thinking was very useful. I don’t get updates to my mobile devise between 2am and 8am. 3. Settings > Find Friends - see screenshot When new to twitter or any social...

Stage Managers and Production Creatives, Would you Google Hangout to Network?

Google Play hosted this Hangout (above) with Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Google+ is ideal if you want to host events with an online dialogue and interact with fans its a great starting point solution. This particular event was to promote Spielberg’s upcoming film, Lincoln. Five lucky people got to actually ask questions and chat with Gordon-Levitt and Spielberg. Three used their personal computers, while two others joined from Times Square–where the Hangout was also broadcast. ...

Falling Through The Cracks

Towards the close of 2013 I found myself at odds with Nottingham, the city I lived and worked in for 14 years. It's contradictory visions for business and citizen support vs cooperate profit and capitalist ideology no longer made it a viable place for me to call home. On a civic standing the city council has failed me and despite my best efforts to reconcile my growing dispare in the face of community disquiet I realised Nottingham didn't have place for me. Funding battles, community in fight...

WILLIAM SHIPLEY, GRANDFATHER OF CAFE CULTURE

As I edit the RSA East Midlands Nottingham and Derby conference footage I’m also learning about this extraordinary man who has inspired generations of modern thinkers. If you think the high street coffee culture is a new think again. Try 1754! First Published on Saturday, 14 July 2012 in http://www.think-magazine.com/cultur Written by Mark Ellis - Mark Ellis teaches 18th-century literature at Queen Mary, University of London His book The Coffee House: a Cultural History is available...