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Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Video won’t kill the blogging star.

By | October 27th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Every now and then some one will say that blogging is in the past and vlogging is the future. (Like garlic bread?)  They've been saying this for years, and there are still more and more blogs, so I wonder if it will ever happen. If you've been hiding in the cupboard and don't know what vlogging is, here is the definition.Video blogging, sometimes shortened to vlogging is a form of blogging for which the medium is video, and is a form of Internet television. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VloggingI really only feel the need for video when I need more visuals like a "how to" video, otherwise I prefer the art of written words (with photo's or pictures).    I think people are more artistic about how they write than how they speak. Its usually more interesting to read than to watch someone talk who might distract me with their funny expressions or fiddling hands. However...  I love YouTube.When I'm not listening to iTunes or the radio I often watch, listen to music videos.I'm teaching myself how to use Adobe Illustrator as you may know and I often use YouTube to find hints and tips, [...]

Facebook message about Spam

By | October 23rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

After a recent AVG update I noticed that when I was posting a link on Facebook, occasionally this message came up.....You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attaches spam to your Facebook posts. To complete your post, please remove this browser plug-in or switch to a different computer. For more information, please see the Help Centre.This is all due to AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 to stop this ....1)  Open AVG Anti-Virus  -  Click Components on the top bar next to file. 2) Click Linkscanner - and then Tools/Advanced Settings. 3) Uncheck - Add 'Secured by LinkScanner' to any send Facebook or MySpace message checked by LinkScannerSimples Hope this helped :) 

Writer’s quest.

By | October 21st, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

When I first met Claude Bouchard on Twitter I thought what a nice guy! He has lots of followers and always answers tweets (messages) seems to have time for anyone.  I'm not sure how we met, but I guess it was through writing, he's a published author and I've written a book so am often talking about editing my work. Claude also knows how social media really works!  Then the lovely Luke Romyn was added to the mix and these guys hit it off right away and became their own little show, bouncing off each other like a rubber ball on a wall.  Luke is also published author.  The Ellen ShowAt this moment there are several campaigns to get these great writers on The Ellen Show. How it all started and rollerballed into the campaign it is today is a great story that I wanted to share with you. It all started by accident. Claude and Luke were approached via Twitter to do a Skype video interview which they were to be emailed the details.  When Claude asked Luke on Twitter if [...]

Sparkling New Brizzly Social Media Reader

By | October 19th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

In December 2009 I trialled the Brizzly Social Media reader - here -   if you need help signing up to it, help is there.    When I used Brizzly Beta at that time, I decided that although I liked the features that it had to offer, I couldn't cope with the slowness and lag, and I didn't really like the layout enough to change from Twitter.com.Since then, Things Labs have 'merged' with AOL (as they say on their own blog), Brizzly is now New Brizzly and has many new featuresBrizzly is now available on iphone Brizzly is now out of beta! So, due the fact I like the sound of these new features but mostly because I don't like the look of #newtwitter I am trying New Brizzly........which I must say I am emphatically enjoying.LagHurrah! The slowness and lag have gone, you no longer feel like the whole thing is going to come crashing down on you like a MS Windows operating system.  Even though it could still be improved it is significantly smoother, which of course makes the whole experience much more [...]

Best Camera N8 or iphone? Who Cares.

By | October 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There has been a lot of controversy this weekend about which mobile phone has a better camera , or more importantly takes better photographs, namely the Nokia N8 and the Apple iphone. Although its not just now, comparing camera's on camera phones is always going on, I don't get it!If you want a high quality photograph, buy a camera! As an almost average user, I believe a camera on a mobile phone is just a wonderful added extra, its useful to have if you want to take a shot of where you are to send to your friends or a shot of something funny to post on to Twitter or Facebook.  Those photos do not have to be perfect, those photos just need to be seen.   I have an iphone and I personally cannot get very good pictures out of it, I'm not that fussed.  I know some people that take brilliant shots using the iphone, I don't know if they use app's or Photoshop to make them better but if I want to post something to twitter, its just [...]

What an exciting day for a certain teenager – Twifficiency

By | October 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

What an exciting day for a certain teenager its been today...... For me it started like this - I logged to twitter this morning and I immediately noticed trusted friends tweeting their Twifficiency scores, ooh I thought, that's new, the scores are low, I wonder what it means. And I, like lots of other people clicked on the link to see what my score would be. We all love a high score :) I knew it would tweet my score as I had seen everyone else's. That much was clear in my book, so I'm not sure why people were surprised at that. My Twifficiency score is 39%. Whats yours? http://twifficiency.com/about 13 hours ago via Twifficiency Hmm, that wasn't much I thought but sadly it didn't give any reasons, it just said on the app that it was rated based on your twitter activity - you followers followed and tweets. So that was a bit of a downer and pretty boring, that was that as far as I was concerned. Next...... Soon after however, people started tweeting that it was spam, it [...]