Posts Tagged ‘Social Networking’

Do hoaxes and fear tactics have a place in social media?

We follow game communities and social media closely – it’s our area of greatest passion and expertise. So when (aka Good Old Games) hinted that they were closing their virtual doors, we – along with many others we follow who have bought classic PC games from them – lamented the apparent loss. But it [...]

The strange appeal of Flipboard, a social media ‘magazine’ for iPad

The buzz surrounding Flipboard for iPad hit suddenly. One minute I’d never heard of it and then the next my Twitter timeline was drowning in posts about it. I downloaded it just in time… to be blocked by everyone else trying to get in! The next day, Flipboard’s creators announced an invite system where you’d be queue’d [...]

Plaxo tapped Facebook to help me get linked in and invaded my personal space in the process

The number of social networking sites has exploded in the past few years, with truly social outlets such as Facebook learning to share MySpace with people who want to get LinkedIn on Plaxo. I constantly get invites from former colleagues, family and friends to join them online at one network or another. The latest social [...]

Social media and travel: How to protect your privacy

When you post details of your day-to-date life on social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook, you run the risk of exposing too much information. For instance, sharing your travel plans could provide a thief with the ideal timing to break into your home and clean you out. By default, Twitter posts are viewable [...]

TweetDeck gets all iPhone-y (and adds multiple accounts!)

Back in April, I deconstructed what I thought was wrong with TweetDeck. Now I only do this sort of exercise with products I think show real potential. I did the same on for the Nintendo Wii user interface and twice for the Xbox 360 (but never got around to the PS3). I critique because I [...]

Musings on WordPress (and how far we bloggers have come)

When I first started blogging regularly in 2003, Radio Userland was one of the most popular solutions. This tool ran as an application on your local PC and had to transmit your posts from a locally stored database on your computer to wherever your Web site was hosted, translating it into HTML on the fly. Most of the [...]

Introducing The Writer’s Bloc

Welcome to our Seattle-based consulting company home page. But we’re more than just consultants. We’re scribes, community experts, project managers and social networking afficionados. We want to share back some of the ideas we develop in the course of our daily work. So we have relaunched this site as a blog where we can tell you some [...]

About Us

The Writer’s Bloc is the Seattle-based consulting business of Dave and Jacqui Kramer. We offer Web consulting, copywriting and editorial services, marketing support, project management and online community and social networking expertise with experience in software, mobile devices, technology, videogame industry, entertainment, healthcare and philanthropy. Our clients include Microsoft (including Xbox and Office Live), the Bill and Melinda [...]

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