Tag Archives: Digital Footprint

24 June 2013 - 10:53 am Boost you career prospect with Linked In

It’s getting to that time of the year- you are madly looking for a job for after graduation or for the summer and are posting here there and everywhere- but have you considered setting up a LinkedIn page?

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14 June 2013 - 10:11 am Twitter for business

Anyone who has been on twitter recently will notice two different things. one- the app has been significantly updated for android (whoopy)and two- more and more  business are tweeting away but how do you get started?

A recent article gave four top tips on how use Twitter for small businesses but how do these apply to business start ups? Well hopefully my slant on these tips might be able to help you. Continue reading “Twitter for business” »

6 June 2013 - 11:39 am Tweet your way to success…

You may already be using twitter but did you know that it can really help your career?
A recent article gave five top tips on how the social networking tool can help boost your career but what if you are just starting out? Here are my revised top three tips which are aimed at helping students and recent graduates to kick start their career. Continue reading “Tweet your way to success…” »

6 February 2013 - 11:09 am Such a variety of blogs

Since we began having blogs on our webpage there has been a vast array of topics and subjects covered.  As well as this they have been written by a vast array of people:- Continue reading “Such a variety of blogs” »

31 August 2012 - 9:56 am Will you tweet off?

For a long while, I have been bugged by Samantha Deakin to get a Twitter profile. It began to get vicious when #lizree was born and then a campaign began to get stronger… After a few months, I finally succumbed to the pressure and signed onto Twitter. This is the ups and down of my first week of Twitter… Continue reading “Will you tweet off?” »

15 May 2012 - 12:09 pm Tumbling into a higher profile

Heard of Tumblr? The odds are that if you’re under the age of 25, used to like MySpace and enjoy procrastinating when you have especially tight deadlines – I have three in the next three weeks and have successfully started two new Tumblrs to celebrate – you will have done.

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12 April 2012 - 12:44 pm How to keep your Facebook timeline private

I was at a little birthday get-together on Monday when the conversation moved on to the new Facebook Timelines which we will all be forced to move to at some point, although nobody seems to know when. It seems to me that a lot of people who will be qualifying/graduating soon (or have already graduated and looking for a job) are a little bit worried that what they posted on their Facebook profile when they were freshers may thwart their attempts at gaining employment now. Continue reading “How to keep your Facebook timeline private” »

11 December 2011 - 12:47 pm The Semantic Web (and what it means to you)

I wrote recently about the beauty of hackathons and how to get involved in one. Please do follow the link to the blog post if you’re unsure what a hackathon is.

Many of these hackathons are organised around Open Data. You could argue that that’s because it is one of the big opportunities ahead of us, and I would agree. You could also say “What does that even mean?”, and you’d probably be in the majority. It’s a very valid question. Also, skip to the last paragraph for the ultimate business opportunity.*


30 November 2011 - 12:48 pm The beauty of hackathons

I was a mentor recently at the Silicon Valley Comes to the UK Appathon event (SVc2UK), which in Sheffield was supported by both Universities and several other partners, such as the Gist Foundation, a technology charity. You probably heard about this event either through social media, university press releases or even the BBC when the winners went on to meet the Prime Minister.

It was great fun, but more than that, I found it inspirational.

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13 November 2011 - 12:41 pm Facepaint solves the permanence problem

You might have heard in the news recently that two student-debt-ridden graduates have set up an advertising business called ‘Buy My Face’.  This involves them face-painting their faces with whatever advertisement has been booked each day.  Prices increase as you progress through the calendar, reflecting the increase in the effectiveness of the advertising as the guys use social media such as their website, Twitter and Facebook to expand their digital footprint and increase brand awareness.  The guys are willing to put pretty much anything on their faces for the day, and who can blame them, it’s not as if it’s permanent….

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