Society and the Web: Is Social Media Killing our Kids?

In only the second ever guest post on Niff, Naff n Triv, and the first ever as part of the inaugural #BeMyGuest month of mutual blogging we proudly present Paul Sutton and his thoughts on Social Media’s impact on society. Paul Sutton is a Social & Digital Media Consultant with over 14 years’ experience in Read More …

Clifford Stoll, Newsweek 1995, Why the Internet will Fail

Except he didn’t actually say that. Predicting stuff is hard, and human nature means that we love it when predications go drastically wrong. Think how many times Bill Gates has been reminded that he once said ‘640k ought to be enough for anyone’ or the alleged quote by an IBM employee way that there is Read More …

Pro-active media consumption

A couple of experiments which look at the future of the media have worked their way through my own personal news filtration system, one looks at how journalists source news and the other is an individual PR chap who is avoiding newspapers. Both are interesting and flawed in their own ways. For five days, five Read More …

Social media commitment

New Media Age today announced that Coke is dropping brand campaign sites in favour of social media. By this it means no more cheeky, usually flash heavy, microsites but instead using a branded presence on FaceBook or YouTube as the main online campaign presence. The reasoning behind this is that should stop trying to drive Read More …

Privacy is dead, apparently

Unfortunately I think it’s already a little  too late for me to add to my 2010 predictions, and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t highlight that privacy is going to be a major focus in 2010.While many  people will point to Twitter as proof that oversharing and for privacy is now rife, it’s FaceBook that Read More …

Why we can’t monetise social media

If you haven’t heard of Farmville then you’re obviously not on Facebook. If you are on Facebook and don’t play Farmville, it’s either because you did and gave up due to the neediness of the game or because you’re taking a principled stance against the news feed spamming application. For those that are blissfully unaware Read More …

Twibbons equals twokenism

For the first time ever my Twitter Avatar is decorated by a twibbon, this particular one is in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Although only another 9,000 fellow twitter’s are doing the exactly same as I type, there are over 500,000 twibboned profiles of some sort, either in support of their favourite Read More …