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This blog is about technology, software and social media. It's aimed as much towards 'normal' people as the tech savvy. The author is Tony Gallacher.

Tag Archives: Twitter

Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?

I’m really excited about a talk I’m organising called “Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?  for Social Media Week Glasgow. It’s on 25th September 2012 at Glasgow Science Centre. Prof. … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

What’s Embedding a Tweet?

When you embed a tweet you add it to the code of a web page. It’s very similar to including a YouTube video in your page. When you view the … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why You’re Wrong About Google+

Google Plus is a great social media tool. Many people seem to have written it off but here are a couple of reasons why it’s worth paying attention to. One … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Social Media Scheduler Buffer Could Save your Sanity

Buffer lets you schedule Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You add messages for each to a list (or buffer) and the service will automatically send them, spread throughout the day. The best time … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Use Boxcar as a Notification Bolt on for ifttt

I wrote a Tech Post about the Boxcar notification app, a few days ago, you can read that post here. And one about the website ifttt, that links your social media services, you … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Iffft Gets your Social Media Sites Talking is a website that makes your social media services work together. Ifttt rhymes with ‘lift’ and stands for If This Then That. When an event happens in one service, ifttt … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

Boxcar’s Configurable Push Notifications

Boxcar is a notification app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It connects with Twitter, Facebook and email accounts, among other services. It gives you different sound alerts, to … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Squatting or ‘who’s been sitting in *my* Twitter handle?’

One of the annoying and – if you ask me – anti-social aspects of the web is the concept of squatting. If you can’t get the Twitter handle you want, … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Linking Facebook Pages to Twitter

Why on earth would I want to create a Facebook ‘Page,’ I already have a personal Facebook account? Aside from the obvious reasons such as; you are in a band, … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Do you have social media exhaustion?

Keeping up with social media has become a bit like that old Disney cartoon where Bugs Bunny plays all the positions during a baseball game. It feels as though you … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · Leave a comment




  • There are ‘anarchists’ picketing Kevin Rose’s house because he works for Google Ventures. Must’ve googled his address. 1 week ago
  • This is a generic brand video 2 weeks ago
  • RT @GoogleFacts: Sweden is so good at recycling, it has run out of garbage and now must import garbage from Norway to fuel its energy progr… 3 weeks ago

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