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Many businesses will claim to have a ‘social strategy’ of some sort. They might be tweeting, seeding the occasional Facebook Page update or writing the odd off-the-cuff blog post (*cough*) and this is about as far as their strategy goes.

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What exactly is social media? If Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the like? Or is it the way online media is propagated? A mixed of both as well as others I think most will agree. I have spoken before about how life has always been social. Business continues to become more so with the proliferation of services such as LinkedIn but at the end of the day, social media being new is a false claim.

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Three days ago (Monday 7th November) Google announced the arrival of Google+ Pages for brands. After having a couple of days to play around with the platform. I’m both pleasantly surprised and bitterly disappointed with the features.

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How often do you see ‘social media expert’ in peoples LinkedIn profiles and Twitter Bio’s? A term so loosely thrown around in the social sphere that it holds about as much weight as rocking horse droppings. Apparently close to 16,000 people claimed to experts of the social media variety in 2009 and that number has more than likely increased to six figures by now. As social media becomes ever more embedded into business as it is to drink coffee in the morning and groan about Outlook (simultaneously), the term ‘social media expert’ will start to lose its perceived value or more likely be rejected altogether. Until then, lets look at what we should do in the mean time.

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As part of my daily news digestion I came across an amazing story of how a Canadian radio station is holding a competition offering the chance to WIN A BABY. Yes, in what has been deemed as ‘unethical’ and ‘insulting’, Ottawa based 89.9FM station has promised to pay for 3 x $35,000 treatments of IVF treatment. Not a cute lickle bubba in a nappy afterall.

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Speaking at the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Google Chief Eric Schmidt has said education in Britain is holding back the country’s chances of success in the digital economy and I am finding it very difficult to disagree with him.

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This was a subject I just couldn’t avoid writing about so the moment I had 30 minutes (on a train would you believe) I gave it a bash. My girlfriend lives perilously close to Ealing, I have friends that live in Camden, Croydon and Enfield so it holds personal salience and particular grievance. I am a proud Englishman and to have such disgusting images ofEngland distributed worldwide embarrasses me to the point where I am close to yakking into my Starbucks mug.

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