Monthly Archives: June 2011

Here’s a MashUpBreakDown for you

It’s last year’s work but still rocks my cotton socks off.

MashUpBreakDown

As well as amazingly functional and pretty it’s also pretty savvy on the technology department.

Smartness.

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Farmer’s Tan and Boats

Did I tell you that I have been enjoying a period of “in between work”? – well that’s not exactly true. I am still working, but I’ve been helping a friend out with people that want to “hire a boat in Falmouth“.

It’s a nice new learning curve in many ways but in other ways it is going complete full circle. One of my first jobs, when still at school, was helping out on the self drive boat hire business in Falmouth. I couldn’t wait to finish school and get down on the quay, and of course all weekend and every day during the summer holidays. I was about 11 or so when I started that job and it stood me excellent stead for a life of working and business.

The work was all about turning up at about 08:30, getting the boats off the moorings, cleaning them, and then touting for business with the tourists, it’s the same business model now, nothing has changed. Although they do have a Facebook Page now ;)

So as I’ve been doing this for a several weeks (when not working and growing my Social Media Business). I’ve obviously been getting shed loads of sunshine. Yep, of course I’m helping them grow the boat business too. :)

It’s been good for me, I feel fitter, I feel stronger, I feel more virile, I feel great. BUT – I have a farmer’s tan….. maybe I should share some pics?

You know?

Social Media Mafia Radio

social media mafia radio

Today I popped into SecondLife which is the first time I’ve done such a things for literally years.

I’m not sure why I had the compulsion to log-in again but I did, but more importantly, I’m am glad I did.

SecondLife was a very busy place for me several years ago culminating in the work I did for Coca Cola on the Virtual Thirst project, it was always going to be hard to top that in there to be honest, so I guess I got kind of bored and moved on.

I’m digressing though, and I just wanted to mention that I was glad I popped in as it gave me a moment of reflection looking at the old friends list. In fact I sent out a message to that list and it was a great feeling to get lots of people instantly getting in touch with me again, brilliant, really brilliant!

This experience today helped me finalise another idea I have been having recently which is to start another Internet Radio Show, available as a podcast, or just an on-line player. I used to do one regularly when I owned an Internet School some years back which was always a popular show so I’ve the chops to pull it off I believe.

I’ve had numerous people tell me they’d like me to continue with a show so I’ve made up my mind to start planning another one, and I’m getting quiet excited about it.

It can be a really great feeling running an on-line radio show, it’s very satisfying and really does help me channel some of my creative juices.

The new show will be hosted as part of the Social Media Mafia, which really does seem to be the place for it, it’s gagging for it really, so much fun can be had with the brand.

I’m expecting to have lots of music YES LOTS and also industry interviews and news from around the Internet.

Really excited about it all.

What would you like to hear on such a show? I’d really like to know.

Taking Pictures for Facebook

I was researching a little today about the laws and what not regarding a client taking photographs and using them on their Facebook page. ElementalUk is a Water Sports Adventure Centre in Cornwall and they’ve a nice shiny new facebook page.

So I was curious what the law had to say regarding these guys taking pics of everyone enjoying themselves on the beach and then uploading to facebook. I mean they want to show the World how cool a place it is right?

After some deliberation and much chat it was Rachel Clarke on Twitter, who was really helpful in helping me understand the laws and guidelines for taking pictures and using them on a facebook page.

So thanks Rachel.

After studying a few resources such as the one here, it seems that as the beach is a public place it is legal to be able to take photographs providing they are not for commercial use – which in this case they are not as they will not be “DIRECTLY” making money from the photographs.

A nice Friday win for the guys.