Interesting Infographic about Twitter

We see a lot of Infographics and statistics about Twitter so we decided to put our own together, we hope you find it useful.  

Social Media – Anyone Can Compete!

Some say that personality is more important than looks alone. Even if this is true, Jessica Ennis should have no reason to fret – for she has both! The Sheffield-born heptathlete has been often praised for a quality that not many ‘celebrities’ can boast of; normality. There isn’t much doubt that despite her various world-class sporting successes, she will remain … Continue reading

Social Media and Space

“I’m safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!!”. This, in case you haven’t been following was the first ‘post-landing’ tweet by NASA’s Curiosity Rover on the Red Planet. The rover touched down on the rocky, dusty surface at approximately 6:30am British Summertime on Monday morning (6th August) and was met by a swarm of interest … Continue reading

Why you should consider developing a social media policy for your employees

A recent research paper commissioned by ACAS and undertaken by the Institute of Employment Studies highlighted the difficulties some employers may have when setting standards for the use of social networks by their employees. Whilst the report advises employers to take a “common-sense stance” to regulating behaviour, what they seem to forget is the age old adage that common sense … Continue reading

Helping your business to fail faster!

I was thinking about my business studies lessons at college the other day. I remember how they taught us always to create a business plan before even thinking of starting a company. A Business Plan as defined by Business Link contains the following: – An executive summary - this is an overview of the business you want to start. . A … Continue reading

Social networks for Billy-no-mates?

Neil might think he’s ‘one of the older’ members of the Volcanic team, but I’m it. I left school before computers were anything more commonplace than University research projects or ‘corporate infrastructure’ investments. When in the final year at school I told my careers advisor that I wanted to work with computers he scratched his head for a while and … Continue reading

Footballers – Come Dine With Me!

I am really getting excited with the impending “official” launch of our new social marketing tool socialchurn.com. But enough of the sales pitch. I want to talk about some of the interesting things we have discovered developing and testing it. People come to social media from different angles. Some will feel worried about making a mistake or being inundated with … Continue reading

What’s in a name?

It’s common in Australian parts for people with red hair to be called ‘Bluey’. This irony is found in other parts too, where bald men are nicknamed ‘Curly’ and hugely overweight people are affectionately known as ‘Slim’. ‘Shingles’ is the name of a medical condition you may have heard of. It sounds superficial, almost friendly, almost comical, but if you’ve … Continue reading

Social media marketing needs you…and you…and you

A common question asked by many businesses is “how do I take advantage of the opportunities that social media marketing provides?”. Many people are either considering using social media, or have started to dabble by setting up accounts and having a go with varying degrees of success. But unfortunately there is no simple recipe that guarantees a positive outcome. It’s … Continue reading

If a tree falls …

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” One philosophical argument revolves around the distinction between our understanding of ‘sound’ (being the excitement in our ear in response to vibrations in the atmosphere) and of ‘noise’ (being a scientific measure of the vibrations regardless of whether or on … Continue reading