Pine Cone Power!


It’s one of the most practical and multi-purpose gadgets I’ve seen for a long time, so allow me to introduce to you, the Biolite Camping stove! It’s a cool little camping stove that is powered by biomass fuel – so things like pine cones and wood – rather than gas or coal. Where things get interesting though, is that whilst…

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Murray wins on Twitter too


Whilst I must confess to having a somewhat limited interest in such sporting occasions, I am greatly interested in the way that events like Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win yesterday affected the internet. Andy’s first tweet following his win managed to get over 77,000 retweets within an hour. Can’t believe what’s just happened!!!!!!! — Andy Murray (@andy_murray) July 7, 2013 Over…

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I think I broke the internet!


Have you been typing “Google” into Google again? If you’re struggling to access your website there are a couple of things you can try and test yourself before calling for help. Tidy up – clear out your browser cache and temporary files Turn it off and on again – Don’t laugh, sometimes rebooting your PC and router can work wonders;…

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Are you neglecting email?


Email is one of the oldest forms of electronic communication, but also something that many businesses and organisations neglect to invest in, instead opting to use free email services like Yahoo! and Hotmail (now Outlook.com), rather than having their own @mydomainname.co.uk service. But why pay for something that’s free? Well, for starters, upon opening an email it takes the reader…

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Avoid Camels


Here are a few tips to help you avoid camel collisions and stay in control of your Twitter account, something I am asked regularly. 1) Use a strong password; ‘password’ ‘1234’ etc aren’t strong – use a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and even symbols. If your password appears on lists of the most used passwords, change it now! 2)…

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Share your successes!


Many Facebook Page owners spend time wondering what they should be updating their customers about, but forget something as simple as telling your followers what you have done well. If you remember that people like to “belong” to a brand it doesn’t take a genius to realise that people want to be associated with a successful brand – and what…

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Streetview hyperlapse


Most people will have heard about if not used Google Streetview by now, but you might not have come across some of the really cool things you can do with it. Forget about Google taking over the world and invading your privacy, and watch this beautiful video from Teehan+Lex Labs using Streetview imagery and their hyperlapse source code. You might…

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Do you like pizza?


OK, so that’s a silly question, everybody likes Pizza! Something that crops up all too frequently on Facebook are requests for you to “press like if you like …”. Sometimes it’s pizza, others it’s doughnuts or a picture of a cat. But what does it say about the company? Well, not a lot if anything really, other than that the…

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Social media requires effort


Once upon a time many companies had thought about using social media but questioned whether it was really worth the time or the effort. Well, that ship has long since sailed and having a pro-active social media strategy is a must for any business. The simple truth is, that everybody is doing it – even the older generations are in…

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