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Social Media Business Strategy? Send a Letter to Santa

December 7, 2011


This weekend I decided to find an alternative Christmas movie to kick start some festive cheer. The result of which is my conclusion that Santa must have had a hand in the creation of Social Media platforms. Why? because Santa Claus had the same idea in 1947. For one reason or another, The Miracle on […]

All-weather jobs

July 8, 2011


What is the worst job in the UK when it rains? Inspired by the glum weather today and this man’s efforts outside my window to trim hedges whilst soaked to the skin, I would like to share my own experience. A few summers ago I worked for a charity as a ‘Face-to-Face’ fundraiser. This is […]

An unlikely olympic martial art?

June 13, 2011


A brutal, fast-paced martial art, Kurash is the national sport of Uzbekistan and may one day become an Olympic event. But, most people would struggle to find Uzbeksitan on a map – will this sport change that? The short answer is: it’s difficult to tell, because although Kurash is gaining popularity it is a sport […]

Mexican drug cartels: what are they? And what do they do?

May 27, 2011


Most of the drugs that are sold in the US are imported via Mexico. Mexican president Felipe Calderon started tackling the drug cartel problem in his country after coming to power in 2006. But the US isn’t helping Mexico with its war on drugs. Therefore Mexican cartel bosses keep supplying the world with illegal drugs. […]

Social Media Summit verdict: Touch screens are a blessing

May 23, 2011


There weren’t many agreements made between contributors at the BBC’s Social Media Summit (SMS) but all who did attend can be thankful for the noiseless calm of touch screen phones and tablet computers. Sat amongst the crowd in a cramped, sweaty room you could easily have gotten the impression that the whole event was nail […]

Music’s unanswered questions

May 7, 2011


Lyricists throughout time have felt the need to throw questions at us in musical form, most seem never to have been answered. Using the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ let us discuss and answer some of these ponderables. Are we human, or are we dancers? –The Killers I’m not sure these are mutually exclusive states of being, […]

Now we’ve calmed down a little – here’s some post-Royal Wedding analysis

May 3, 2011


Now that we (the UK) have calmed down a little following the excitement and furore surrounding the Royal Wedding, look back at the coverage given to the event by many in the media and tell me we haven’t stepped back in time 100 years. I do not mean in a good way – I’ve got […]