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Twitter Focus

For the last month I’ve been strictly limiting myself to following only 150 people on Twitter.  You can read more on my thinking about this and other peoples reactions here. What I want to share with you in this post is what the first month has been like. Hocus Pocus I want to start by describing … Continue reading


If you’ve not heard of it, Dunbar’s Number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person. If this is all new to you then take a moment … Continue reading


For a while I was curious about what tools such as Klout and Peerindex could provide. It seemed an interesting way to understand your presence on Social Media. No that’s wrong…  That’s what I told myself… In fact I followed the crowd. I wanted to increase my scores. I wanted to become more influential. Those … Continue reading

Online Offline Homonym

You’re quite probably already familiar with homonyms – that is words that have different meanings in different contexts. A simple example is the word “bow” which depending on pronunciation can mean… bending forward at the waist  or the front of a ship a weapon to shoot arrows or a tied ribbon There are other examples but what distinguishes … Continue reading

Time to move on from lurking

I’m always curious about folk who are plugged into Social Media and passively watch without visibly engaging or contributing. It’s been referred to as “lurking” and I laid out some thoughts a year ago on a post called “Watch out there’s a Lurker about!”. In hindsight, the post was probably more about lack of community … Continue reading

Attention Dilution

I’m well used to being reminded that as a man I can’t multi-task.  I’m not wholly in agreement but if you want to argue the toss then perhaps take a read of this and this.  I’ll also see if I can’t find a friendly neuroscientist to give a more up to date view on brain … Continue reading

Social Media vs. Local Communities

Here’s a question I’ve been pondering… Is the rise in Social Media a reaction to an increasing need for non-local networks/communities driven by our work & interests? Quite possibly… sounds plausible… If that’s the case then it implies that many Social Media adopters have a need for non-local network/communities.  That is to say networks and … Continue reading

A Social Learning Masterclass

Today I was at the Positive Psychology in Application event (#PPIA) run by Sukh Pabial. Sukh has already shared very generously lots of information on Positive Psychology on his blog so I won’t try to write about the subject matter as such.  Do look out for blogs from #PPIA especially from the event bloggers @martincouzins & @mervyndinnen. Instead, let me share … Continue reading

Something Special

If you look to the right of your screen you’ll see what you’ve done for the past 500 or so days… found it? That’s it… you’ve read this blog over 10,000 times! You probably didn’t realise but in doing so you’ve done something quite special for me. This 80th blog post explains…  Your reading I … Continue reading

Vote for me?

It’s great to be nominated for an award. In itself it’s often a great achievement, let alone actually winning one. Once nominated though, it’s often the case that people like you & me get a chance to vote for that winner.  All fair enough but what if you’ve never seen a nominees work or performance?  … Continue reading