Finding Instagram accounts you love and why it matters

Instagram divides the world into two groups. Those love it, and those who despise it. If you fall into the latter group, the likelihood is you’ve seen the dark side of it. Bullying, trolling and encouraging suicide. Even those who love social media are aware of that dark side. Yet I strongly feel that it can be incredibly positive as well. This is the a guide to finding Instagram accounts you love, and why it matters. All photos in this post are taken from my own account. Finding Instagram accounts like yours The sort of Instagram accounts I follow have…

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I’m a Twitter troll and I’m not even sorry

Social media trolling is one of the worst forms of bullying. The perpetrator can be anonymous and for the victim, there’s no escape. Public humiliation from an account with thousands of followers can be horrific. It’s an abuse of power, using your influence for all the wrong reasons. But what if the same technique could be used for good? What if it could redress the power balance between a multinational company and an individual? The scenario A few months ago, I agreed a big contract with a lovely apartment company. It wasn’t blog work, but freelance writing. I’ll be honest,…

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A world without Twitter

I’ve read a lot this week about the fact that Twitter is struggling as a business. It seems absurd that a company as big as twitter is failing. Lets face it, it seems to have the perfect formula. It’s self-promoting, it’s one of the most popular social networks worldwide and people use it for both private and business purposes. But for whatever reason, we are falling out of love with it. The number of users is plateauing and the company’s profits are through the floor. They admit that they’re currently trying to rescue it – reshaping it, changing it and…

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Reclaiming my time

Sadly, I don’t have a time machine. There still aren’t enough hours in the day and I’m still not getting anywhere near enough sleep or exercise.  That said, I had a bit of a brainwave to help me to make the best of the time I do have. I say a brainwave. It was staring me in the face all along – literally.  I regularly read about people doing a digital detox. Walking away from their phones or disabling their Facebook profiles. I quite like the idea of this, but it’s not for me. So much of my work is…

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Why is social etiquette so different online?

For the past few years, I’ve been quite active on social media. In my last role as an employee, social media management was a key part of my role. These days, I use social media alongside my blog. I also regard blogging as quite a social thing in itself. My main network for the blog is Twitter, but I use Google plus as well. More recently I’ve started up a Facebook page and an Instagram account. All very dull I know, but I wanted to give you a bit of context. Because here’s the thing. If somebody takes the time…

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