Category Archives: Tips

Social media etiquette – some useful reminders

  The social media etiquette guide for business presented below as an infographic provides some excellent tips that ALL users of social media can learn from and adopt. It is important to consider etiquette both as polite and acceptable behaviours but … Continue reading

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Every little minute helps: Using Chrome to auto launch your most visited sites on start up

When you turn on your computer, it is likely that you will have a few favourite websites that you like to look at each day. Now whilst it doesn’t take that long to type in the web address for each … Continue reading

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Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights!

Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights! First of all enter your search keyword, then click on Images. You will then see Search tools. Select this and it reveals Usage Rights … Continue reading

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Changes to Gmail: How to adjust your settings

The BBC Technology article was the first alert I received to changes being made by Google and Gmail. Users of Google’s Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient … Continue reading

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How to spot a phishing scam in suspicious emails

Having just watched an excellent screencast on how to spot a phishing scam created by Nik Peachey, I wanted to share his excellent tips. Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and … Continue reading

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How to choose and apply a Creative Commons licence to your work to encourage open social sharing

There is an increasing movement to openly share information and to encourage people to re-share through Twitter or any of the other social channels. Many do not want to attach strict copyright to such work, but still want to be … Continue reading

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Beyond the ‘Google it’ search bar (as it’s not the only way you can search)

Google has long since been the verb for online searching. For many of us it is the only way we search for information. In 2012 alone there were 1.2 trillion searches. Many of these will have been done directly from … Continue reading

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Staying safe online: some useful tips to consider

Safety We are all using the web more than ever before and saving information including digital photos and videos on our laptops, tablets and PCs; shopping online and sharing information via the social networks we have joined. Something we need … Continue reading

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Different ways to organise and bookmark your favourite weblinks

There are a number of different tools you can use to organise and bookmark the social media sites, websites and blogs you visit most. The likes of Diigo and Delicious enable you to save, sort, and search through your own … Continue reading

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Social Media for the Terrified

This is  a presentation I gave at a conference earlier this year. The session was aimed at those who were new but intrigued with what social media might be about. This wasn’t so much a ‘how to use’ the individual … Continue reading

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