Once upon a time, I got quite obsessed over the number of people who followed me on social media. This coincided with Twitter's public and high profile attempts to remove the legions of robots and fake accounts from their platform. The reality of this change is pretty stark: I've seen zero follower growth since April … Continue reading Was It Worth It?
Twitter have been working hard over the past few months to clean up their act: removing fake accounts, discounting locked accounts from follower numbers and all manner of tomfoolery is being employed in an attempt to make our timelines more representative of reality. Except all this work is largely pointless when you think all a … Continue reading Who are You?
To kick-start my Internet Month, it seemed like a good idea to start asking questions of the place in which we all live. I'll be honest, it has begun better than could possibly have been expected. https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/1003728652163481600 Reading my feed today, someone made the comment that generalising about the bad in people seems to have … Continue reading Why
On March 14th I decided, after a fair amount of consideration, to sign up for Twitter's Promote Mode beta. I've spoken about this in previous GSME articles, that it could be a great idea for someone like me in order to advertise myself without having to worry about micromanaging a bunch of stuff through often … Continue reading The GSME: Back in Time
I did wonder at the end of last year whether Twitter would have a relevance for me in 2018. As it transpires, there's more than ever to discuss in the world of Social media. https://twitter.com/Rich_Harris/status/957304681000251393 It's rather satisfying to see that the Real World [TM] is finally catching up with a truth many hardcore Twitter … Continue reading #GSME18 :: Forget You
Last week I got a couple of shocks via Social media. All of them involved people having conversations where it was abundantly apparent they'd forgotten the Internet is public. We've all experienced a moment in our lives when something's been posted on the Internet we wish hadn't. Once upon a time, there were no delete … Continue reading I Think We’re Alone Now
It's been a while since I lobbed this graphic on the top of a post, but you can expect to see it a bit more in the weeks that follow. It's a New Year, after all, and that means that people are using Social media as a means to prove they are capable of change. … Continue reading Stop