Posts By: Sue Keogh

Men! Should you refuse to speak on all-male panels at tech conferences?

Rebecca J Rosen, senior associate editor at The Atlantic, has put forward a simple suggestion to help phase out all-male panels at tech conferences: get men to sign a pledge saying ‘I will not speak on or moderate all-male panels at technology and science conferences’, thus forcing organisers to make the line-up at their events more diverse.

Loved Team GB’s social media updates? Here’s how they did it

Team GB on Facebook

As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games come to a close, we can look back with delight at Team GB’s success in the medal tables. And I know I’m not alone in finding that my enjoyment of the event has been increased still further by the frequent, reliable and inclusive updates from Team GB across their social media channels.

I spoke to Joe Morgan, Digital Manager to Team GB to find out how they coordinated the social media activity for such a fast-paced, complex event. And how they made sure they squeezed as many comments, likes and shares as possible from every single update.

Grace Dent has news for her Twitter troll

When Mufadal Jiwaji sent TV critic Grace Dent an insulting tweet during her appearance on Sunday night’s Have I Got News For You he probably thought it was a throwaway witty comment which might amuse his handful of followers. He didn’t realise that she was a client of the PR firm he works for and that it could end up losing him his job.

Bonfire brings realtime chat to Twitter



Described as ‘Facebook chat for Twitter’, Bonfire is a new instant messaging tool which allows you to have realtime conversations with your connections.

‘I think we’re changing people’s behaviour a little,’ says co-founder Josh Russell… Read more on Bonfire brings realtime chat to Twitter…

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Charity uses guilt tactics to target celebrities through Twitter

It’s commonly known that brands pay celebrities to tweet about their products, paying thousands for them to mention their products to millions of avid followers.

But what if this concept was turned on its head, with the people who read those tweets having a say in how the money is spent? If followers were able to persuade 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Paris Hilton to use their wealth for social good?