Twitter – Remember My Name

A couple of weeks ago, my ‘other half’ and I took a few days off. The weather wasn’t great, so most of our activities remained indoors and one of those days was spend perusing the sights and shops of Newcastle. On our travels we ended up in Grainger market and found a long sought after and much loved ‘Russian cake’ at an artisan bakery.  This discovery excited me beyond belief. I hadn’t seen this stuff for over 20 years, no exaggeration. And in a flash, I was talking to staff, taking photos and
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Soundslides – The Power Of The Voice

I recently did some recordings with Silverline Memories in Newcastle which involved an afternoon with the attendees of a dementia cafe. Sandra from Silverline had told everyone that I would be coming along to record and asked them to bring a photo that brought a smile to their face. I arrived with my recording equipment and camera and moved around the room, sitting with each couple while everyone else drank tea, ate biscuits and talked. It was an afternoon full of laugher and chatter. The couple
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Twitter: What’s In A Name?

I was recently followed by someone new on Twitter. Nothing odd or unusual there, you might think. “I get new followers all the time”, you might be saying. But I mention this specifically, not to show off, but because of their Twitter name. The name was a combination of letters and numbers, something along the lines of @p5r218tx, not dissimilar to what you’re encouraged to use as a new password. (I really hope it isn’t their password too!). The problem is, it’s not in the slightest bit memorable,
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Keeping It Personal…and Human

There’s something that’s happened to me a few times over the last few months that niggles me, but I generally grumble a bit and move on.  You’ll know what it is if you use Twitter, and chances are it’s happened to you too. But this thing that “niggles” moved to real annoyance once I’d received several in just a few days.  What am I on about?  Auto responder sales tweets in a DM.  I can feel my pressure rise just thinking about the cheek of it, the though
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