AuntySocial Connected – Social Media Surgery Blackpool

Wednesday 1st June saw myself and some others from the Social Media Advice scene head down to Number 5 in Blackpool’s Cedar Square to take part in Aunty Social Connected for an Introduction to Social Media, lending a hand to representatives of Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) organisations in Blackpool.

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Preston TweetUp – BlogPreston w/ Stage9

Tuesday 12th October 2010 signalled my first TweetUp. I attended the Preston TweetUp held by BlogPreston with sponsorship from Stage9. By Sponsorship I of course mean them advertising themselves and the TweetUp a lot and bought everyone their first drink down at The Continental in Preston.

Official Preston TweetUp Logo Stage9 Logo

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(Anti)Social Media Expert

Last night I attended the Annual Central Lancashire Business Event in the Pines Hotel in Chorley. Seeing none of the other usual Social Media people I know I thought to myself that this would be a prime networking opportunity. First though we had to sit through a few guest speakers.

First up, a Social Media Expert. Didn’t my confidence take a slight knock? I think so…

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Facebook and Google – The End of Flickr and JPEG?

Yesterday on Mashable there were two very interesting articles, one on Google and it’s new image format, WebP, which takes up less space on a server and is designed to kill of the JPEG and speed up website loading – Read Here. The other was on how Facebook plans to update their Facebook Photo’s platform to a level that it would be a serious rival for the website Flickr – Read Here.

The problem that Google has it that Flickr uses JPEG files rather heavily which will cause a big problem for them trying to make their WebP a standard file format. Unless…

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Sound Map – Preston

The British Library have recently launched a project to create the first Nationwide Sound Map in the United Kingdom.  It gives people the opportunity to record and listen to sounds from areas all over the UK and Blog Preston are leading the way to getting Preston, Lancashire put on the (Sound) Map!

And this is your chance to get involved!

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The Launch

If you look closely at my Twitter, Facebook or this blog even you may have noticed something new and different. For instance, the main point of call even, my logo has changed. That would be because Walker Studios is no longer a student portfolio of work, but is now fully operating as “Walker Studios – Multimedia Design & Social Media Solutions” (holds for applause).

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How to Delete the Twitter Virus

So the virus that is causing havoc on Twitter posts a tweet to your page that automatically throws up this roll over and causes mass chaos by Retweeting itself to all your followers and then ties up your web based Twitter.

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Tutorial: Setting Up and Using Skype

This Tutorial suites two purposes, Skype is a very useful business tool, allowing users to call and video call each other for free. This allows users to have face to face, or voice contact with a company for no cost to either party, it’s a win/win situation! Secondly I need to tell my mother how to use Skype since we live in different companies, believe me, if she understands it, you will too (sorry mum)!

If the steps are confusing or if you get lost, I’ve posted a gallery at the bottom to help you along.

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Do You Use Social Media or Do You Engage in Social Media

Introduction

Do you use Social Media or do you engage in Social Media? You may be asking yourself what is the difference? And the easiest way to put it is the number of peers and customers you connect with.

To get the most out of Social Media you have to be engaged in it, it simply isn’t about logging on, talking about what you had for lunch then checkin later to see if anyone asked you if it was tasty, that is using Social Media. It’s ok if you use Twitter for personal use, but not if you are a business.

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