Social Media is Like a Bar of Wet Soap

Social media is like a bar of wet soap. The harder you squeeze, the less control you have. The London 2012 Olympic committee have outlined what people will be able to access and publish through social networks during the Games. That’s all fine, but enforcing it is a fool’s errand.    

Niche Networks

Social networks used to be popularity contests, with few if any limits on the number of connections one could form. But even though technology enables us to expand our reach, can we really actively maintain a social network of more than around 150 people? I wrote about Dunbar’s Number a few years ago and it…

Social Media Law: Can Employers Ask For Your Facebook Password?

A disturbing new trend is emerging amongst employers asking job applicants for their Facebook logins and passwords. Presumably, they are doing this under the guise of background checks and think there’s nothing wrong with that. In this economy, I’m sure many applicants are reluctantly doing so thinking they won’t get the job if they don’t….

Words of Wisdom: Chrissie Wellington on Perseverance

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other”. I am a huge fan of 4x Ironman World Champion, Chrissie Wellington. She brings such a humble approach to life and is so relatable to so many people. Truer words have not been spoken.