Filtering RSS feeds for a more useful inbound content stream

Noise is the price we pay for volume and diversity of content. I’m hopeful that we can reap the rewards of the wealth of information around us, while minimising the price way pay having to filter through it to get to the good stuff. I’m interested in the task of focusing on relevant, helpful material […]

Google announces 2 changes to Google Grants for 28 January 2013

I received an email from Google announcing a couple of changes to the Google Grants programme: “We are writing to let you know about a few changes to the Google Grants programme. As part of our ongoing efforts to grow our advertising programme for nonprofits, we are making two changes to the Grants programme. First, […]

10 interview questions to ask a digital communications manager

Lots of organisations are recruiting digital communications managers right now. This role requires a wide range of skills: strategic thinking, creativity, flair and instinct for written and oral communications, combined with sharp technical skills, an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm to dive deep into intricate problems and emerge with practical results. But if you’re not a digital […]

Why it’s important to backup your content database(s)

I went to share an exciting hearing research story on twitter this evening and found that the link wasn’t working properly. Rather than a short blog post on an impressive piece of research, however, I arrived at the following screen: This isn’t the type of message any digital communications manager wants to see on their website […]

Setting up your twitter command centre

If you’re following more than fifty people on twitter, watching everything in a single stream of activity on twitter.com is probably tiring and frustrating. The constant rush of messages can feel overwhelming, and it’s hard to make sense of what’s most important. If you follow accounts covering different topics, the diverse tweets can blend together […]