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The PlaceBook for me

Posted by Shaun Milne

14 June: I've deliberately been late to the geo-location party. It makes me uncomfortable, like self-inflicted electronic tagging. I concede it's a blinkered and no doubt minority view. However, there is a new launch Stateside that may change all that, called PlaceBook. It works on the same principles, allowing you to check-in and leap any geo-fence you fancy, but for your own benefit more than anyone else's.

Automated tweets

Posted by Danny Whatmough

13 June: If there's one thing that really annoys on Twitter, it's automated tweets. I'm not saying some of these updates won't be of interest to your followers. But all of them? If there is something you really want to share, then take an additional two minutes, log on to Tweetdeck and pen an update that adds some value. Social media is highly personal and doesn't suit automation at all.

Blogger free-for-all

Posted by Chris Nee

10 June: I've received upwards of 150 PR pitches in the past two weeks ... and the vast majority have been complete rubbish. Bloggers - and football bloggers in particular - are not a soft touch. It's almost as if there's an industry-wide panic around the World Cup, with good PR people who know full well how to deal with bloggers rushing their approaches. Unfortunately, that doesn't wash.

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