Video won’t kill the blogging star.

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/Vlogging I really only feel the need for video when I need more visuals like a “how to” video, otherwise I […]

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Facebook message about Spam

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 […]

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Writer’s quest.

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 […]

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Sparkling New Brizzly Social Media Reader

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 features Brizzly is now available on iphone  Brizzly is now out […]

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Best Camera N8 or iphone? Who Cares.

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 […]

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