Does my Klout score have any Kred? Some thoughts on online influence.

A ton has been written recently about the current craze around influence scoring. Klout in particular has been under the spotlight for attempting to summarise a person’s social influence down to a single number. Should we care about our scores? Well personally I’m torn, so here is my brain dump….

Empire Avenue adds support for FourSquare and Instagram #ea #eav #social #yam cc @empireave

On August 16, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Finally social media stock exchange / game, Empire Avenue, has added support for additional services that count towards your share price in the game. This morning EA announced on its blog it has added support for Foursquare and Instagram. If you have no clue about what Empire Avenue is, read…

Bedford Tweetup #3

On June 24, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Been a little busy this week, so only got time to jot a few thoughts down from this weeks meet up for tweeps local to Bedford. It was the third Bedford Tweetup Eric and I have organised. The first was encouraging; small but well formed. The second was a disaster (!),…

My first month on Empire Avenue

On June 14, 2011, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Have you discovered Empire Avenue yet? If you haven’t I’d really recommend you give it a try. Its different to anything else out there on the social media spectrum. It successfully combines rewarding you for your social media activity, with a stock market style gaming mechanic. If that was not…

I Beg Your Parton gets a spring clean

So the eagled eyed amongst you (or just outright sad) may have noticed a few changes on the blog this week. I launched the site back in January 2009 and the design hasn’t changed since then, so a little spruce up was long over due. Thinking about what has changed…