Karate Community Packs a Punch Online

In a paper published in July this year, “Structural differences between open and direct communication in an online community”, the authors present the results of seven years’ study into the differences in one-to-one (messaging) and many-to-many (forum) communication in a population of over 35,000 users. Their results match our experience of the development of online […]

Using Google+ as your personal intranet

I have to own up to an embarrassing fact. Despite working with social media for years, training and writing about SME online strategy, I’ve never quite managed to use Google+ myself to best effect. It’s slowly gained traction, but posting to G+ is often an afterthought. In my line of work, I’m far more comfortable […]

Enjoy the sunshine with #placetoplacenetworking

The JDrew Creations team are basking in the sunshine on the warmest day of the year, and reflecting on the British desire to make the most of the sun when it shines. We may have a reputation for going lobster-pink at the drop of a sunshade, but an unpredictable island weather system means we have […]

Privacy and online collaboration

In an article for the FT this week, Emma Jacobs brought privacy into the spotlight. There’s a groundswell of opinion that there is now too much private data floating around in the ether, with the potential to compromise individuals out in the real world.

Managing the Online Culture Clash

There is a real clash of cultures in our society, as Digital Skills become ever more vital for day to day living and business growth. The younger generation, raised with computers, have an intuitive grasp of rapidly-changing online tools. The older generation, who have watched the extraordinary rise of the internet over the past 20 […]

Getting value for money online

When you start a new business, controlling costs is a top priority – along with getting those first sales in the bag, of course.  But control doesn’t mean spending as little as possible.  It means getting value for money while meeting the needs of your new business.

Adding value for your members

“Build it and people will come”. Well, not really. 25 years ago when the world wide web was born, a website was a novelty and everyone wanted to be part of it. When Compuserve was the only place to go for mail and forums, people came. Now, with the proliferation of social media, people either […]

Managing the Online Culture Clash

There is a real clash of cultures in our society, as Digital Skills become ever more vital for day to day living and business growth.  The younger generation, raised with computers, have an intuitive grasp of rapidly-changing online tools. The older generation, who have watched the extraordinary rise of the internet over the past 20 […]