Facebook Networking Social Networking Twitter

Developers? Humans? You Guys Should Meet

I love Google, I do. I wouldn’t use another search engine and I use a lot of their other stuff as well. But I’ve been following the debate about privacy  in Buzz (read this – if you doubt that the privacy issues are a potential problem, and this info for lawyers and journalists with useful […]

Networking Organization Presentation Search

Simple Steps that Reduced my Bounce Rate

Given that my current project is all about engagement, it’s probably not surprising that I’m more focused on engagement with my website than number of hits. Here’s my SEO strategy: write content, post regularly, give pages different names, insert images properly. That’s it. However the bounce rate is more interesting – that’s the number of […]

Business Models Networking Social Networking

Of Matchmaking and Meddling

I meet a lot of people who are, or have a hankering to be, entrepreneurs. I don’t, at all. Is that weird? I do, though, have a hankering to make stuff. And something that I’ve come back to multiple times is dating facilitation. I love matchmaking. I’m terrible at it, but I can’t seem to […]

Networking Twitter

Expat Adventures: Getting a Car

Last Friday I bought a car – it’s winter and therefore the ski season, and I get a little crazy living in the cold if I don’t ski. Skiing is the point of living somewhere cold, I think. On Monday I went to get my license exchanged. It was painless. I handed in my British […]

Facebook Foursquare Networking Social Networking Twitter

My Journal is Online

Now that my iPhone is unlocked (yay!) and has a data plan, I can play Foursquare. Which is exciting for me, but I know some people hate it and my boyfriend has been getting all angsty about giving up my privacy for nothing. The thing is though, I love tracking things. I track the applications […]

Networking Presentation Reflections Social Networking


This week, I’ve seen a website launched by a person in order to try and get a job at a specific company, and another website where someone used the word “princess” in their job description. And no, they aren’t a high-class call girl. It’s all making me a bit uncomfortable – and I know I’m […]

Networking Presentation Search

Digitally Distinct?

Out of interest, I took the Online Identity Calculator, and they gave me a badge! Dominating the first 3 pages for my name was pretty easy because I have an uncommon one. But social media is a big part of it. A lot of my results are from Twitter (and applications built on it that […]

Networking Reflections

Lessons Learned from a Recent Screw-up

I offended someone recently. I really would never have meant to do that… but unfortunately I did. Does spending some much time with people who are “on the spectrum” make you less attuned to people’s feelings yourself? I wonder. Anyway, I guess to summarize I thought I was suggesting something that would be easier for […]

Networking Reflections Social Networking

Discovering the Value of Personal Branding

Last month, Patti Church and Treena Grevatt came in and gave a talk on Personal Branding for WISE. Patti’s one of the people behind so it was great to have her come and speak to us. I was in a complete panic because they were going to use me as an example, and I […]

Education Networking Reflections

Reaching Out

Yesterday Sacha Chua put up a blogpost entitled “What can I help you learn? Looking for mentees“. I’d been following her blog for a while now, and got out of the lurking stage and started commenting periodically, so of course I was like, “me me me!”. If you don’t read Sacha’s blog, go and grab […]