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Making the Most of Your Twitter Profile

It takes me a split second to decide if I’m going to follow someone on Twitter.  I have a new follower’s column on my Tweetdeck and I give it a quick scan daily to find new interesting people to follow.  However, there are few things that put me off. As a business you only have […]

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Is your Facebook Fanpage Engaging?

I must admit that my Fanpage was rather boring, like most people I set it up and then pretty much forgot about it. Facebook has 350 million users, 50% of these users log on daily and spend at least an hour on it, so I was missing out on an excellent opportunity to build my […]

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B and Q Get it Right!

Another great example of companies using Twitter for Customer service. Thanks to @annieqpr for sharing her experience. ‘As you know I love twitter for the social aspect. With my job I am often stuck at home with babies and children sleeping happily away, and it’s a way for me to have adult contact when I’m […]

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Scheduling Tweets

Recently I started managing a Twitter account that was not my own and I played with scheduling tweets. However, I really felt it went against the grain of Twitter. Twitter is all about interacting and engagement, so if I scheduled a tweet then I wouldn’t be around to respond to anyone. In a way it […]

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Hands-free Tweeting!

I recently stumbled across Dragon Dictation, I can’t remember what I was looking for originally but it looks great.  It allows you to use voice recognition to tweet and to post Facebook updates.  It’s remarkably accurate and easy to use.  However, I wish it had the ability to read people’s usernames or had auto-complete for […]

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Keeping Track of Followers on Twitter

I sometimes find it difficult keeping track of New Followers on Twitter. I find adding a New Followers Column in Tweetdeck helpful. Here’s how….

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Using Twitter Lists for Professional Development

When the list feature came out on Twitter I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about but now I find them very useful for professional development, monitoring how people perceive you (check out what lists you are on) and if you want you can spy on the competition without following them. They’re really easy […]

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Blogging in Primary

Blogging is a truly child centred approach to learning.  Kids can develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a meaningful context and are motivated to do so.  As a former Primary School teacher I know how difficult it can be to get some children to engage in writing. However, if they are able to read […]

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