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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.

Category Archives: Social Media

How Kaggle Makes Sense of Big Data

Ernest Cline’s science fiction novel “Ready Player One,” is about gamers. They compete in an online simulation for a fortune in prize money. The world watches as contestants leapfrog each … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Remember Everything with Evernote

Evernote is a free, award winning, productivity app that promises to help you remember everything. It acts like a personal offline memory store. You can keep your notes, web pages, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Facebook IPO: is this a Tech Bubble?

Facebook floated on the NASDAQ stock market today. Many believe it’s overvalued and that the whole event is a sure sign that we are gearing up for another dot.com crash. … Continue reading

May 18, 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

After Generation Y, Generation Y-not? (Part 2 – Digital Evolution )

This is the follow up to The Tech Post article After Generation Y, Generation Y-not? about the Digitally Agile Project in Scotland. The advance of digital technology gives us wonderful … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Embed Spotify Playlists in Your Blog

Now you can include songs and playlists from Spotify and other music sites in a WordPress blog, like this one. Embed just a single track or set up a playlist in … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Ifttt.com 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

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