Where is the Social in Social Media?


I am researching for a project on the behavior of users on social media in how they personally connect with followers.

Politicians for instance have Twitter accounts to connect with the people and yet the posts are written by staffers and professional micro-bloggers which in turn has the opposite effect of connecting with the people who follow them and ultimately harms their presence, not only on-line but on the whole and how that differs from a post to friends and followers on Facebook or Twitter (even though some of the larger accounts probably employ the same tactics) or even on tailored forums.
Larger accounts (government, corporation and celebrity) are I think using social media as a way to become part of a community and yet there is no personal involvement, which in turn is harming the whole social aspect of their interactions, as where some communities expect a degree of netiquette from community members. I think, looking at the behavior of users in different communities would be a great research project.

I would love to get some feedback on this topic and to hear your views and maybe even link me to other on-line journals that have dealt with this topic.

MC David Cameron – Increase on the Beat by @mattfrom0161

MC David Cameron – Increase on the Beat by @mattfrom0161

This video was my first attempt at a mash-up video. I wanted to make a video that would promote participation via discussion so I chose a political theme.
I won’t enlighten you too much on the narrative in the hope that you view the video with your own agenda.


What started as a simple idea, turned into a monster of an editing job. I used videos already published on you-tube and the backing theme was from this royalty free website http://www.bensound.com.

Increase on the Beat Workspace

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Presentation In Emerging Technologies

Originally posted on ToniaVl:

Link to my work and Online presence

During the past two months we were instructed to elaborate and increase our online presence in Emerging Technologies module. Most of the work I did was related to expanding my professional profile and gain friends-followers-visitors from my chosen industry.


  • I promote myself as much as I can, try to get into conversations and blogs or groups relevant to the industry.
  • I use as many relevant #hashtags as possible
  • Link all of my profiles together with the use of direct hyperlink buttons
  • Try to maintain a unified theme background – layout – and information wise
  • Use the same name and nickname throughout my sites
  • Try to post or upload artefacts often in an effort to stay active
  • Post-tweet-share information on technologies, workflows and news trying to link with other professionals
  • Always insert media on posts and tweets to support text and make them more…

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