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How To Add Facebook ‘Like’ Button To Your Blog or Tumblr – UPDATED

Updated in May 2012 There doesn't seem to be a simple step-by-step guide on the web so I’m writing this, particularly for Tumblr users but it will apply to other platforms too… STEP 1: Copy this code: <meta property="og:title" content="{block:PostTitle}{PostTitle}{/block:PostTitle}"/> <meta property="og:site_name" content="{Title}"/> <meta property="og:image" content="{PortraitURL-128}"/> STEP 2: Go to tumblr.com/customize and click...

Are Productivity Tools Helping Us To Procrastinate?

Do to-do apps, project management tools and the like really help productivity, or are they giving us yet another reason to indulge in useless busy-ness?

My Latest Posts For Brand Republic’s Social Media Blog

In a bid to spread my blogging far and wide across the internet like a thick but rich pollutant I’ve become a contributor for Brand Republic’s ‘The Wall’ blog which covers the latest developments in social media, marketing and technology. Here are my first posts....

HOW TO: Customise New Facebook Profiles (With Free PSD)

There have been some amazingly creative uses of Facebook’s new profile layout recently: You can see more cool examples here and here. There are two ways to do this, depending on whether you have Photoshop or not… WITH PHOTOSHOP STEP 1: Download this Photoshop PSD file: STEP 2: Drag a...

7 Free Social Media Training Courses on the Web

Social media is more than just funny memes and cat videos. Today it's where consumers learn about, engage with and buy new products. Where they get to know brands, and develop loyalties that can last a lifetime. But so many businesses still lack the right...

Change: A World In Flux – My #CogsTalks @ The Hospital

Here’s the presentation I gave this week at The Hospital in London, showing my take on how the digital world is changing and why this constant change shouldn’t scare us but rather is an endless source of opportunity. Here’s the presentation I gave and below...

Video: My 3 Tips For Brands To Be Heard Online

My top tips to get your brand heard online, in digital and social media, through smart marketing.

Want To Get Ahead? Say “No” More Often

To achieve great things, we need to create great opportunities. But we also need to know when to turn them down. The decision to say “no” to someone is hard to make, and saying it is harder still. So how we do we arrive...

How To Create a ‘Welcome’ Landing Tab for New Facebook Pages

On 10th March 2011 Facebook will upgrade all pages for brands, companies and organisations to a new version of Pages, bringing the design in line with personal profiles which were upgraded in December 2010. For details about the changes read my last blog post...

My Week Offline

I’m back online after a whole week off work and without any tweets, blog posts, photo uploads or much action between me and the internet at all. If you’re curious to know what it’s like to live without Facebook, Twitter, iPlayer, Digg or whatever it...