Argos (my Weimaraner) is 9 months old now, and as he’s a family pet (i.e. not for breeding) I decided it was time to get him desexed. Getting your pet desexed (spayed or neutered) can have many benefits both the owner and the pet, as well as being the responsible thing to do if it’s not a breeding animal.
I booked Argos in for his procedure with the lovely staff at Zillmere Veterinary Surgery and they were so kind as to take photos of the whole procedure for me. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a vet surgery, these pictures should give you some insight. Continue reading “Argos loses his marbles” »
As much as I love Twitter, I have to admit I haven’t seen that familiar blue Twitter home page in quite a while. Why? because although Twitter is amazing, I can only fully leverage it by using a range of Twitter tools.
I’ve written several blog posts on Socialable about some of my favorite and most used Twitter tools but I thought it would be a good idea to create a series of 101 of the top social media and blogging tools. So here is the first in the series – and it made sense to start with Twitter seeing as it’s my social media “weapon of choice” and generates over 50% of the traffic to Socialable. Continue reading “101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013” »
I’m launching an exciting new travel site in January called Top 100 Experiences which will feature write-ups about different locations, experiences, trips and things to do within Australia. People will be able to read lots of different articles and rate their favourite experiences to compile the “top 100″ list. The website launch will aptly be on Australia Day (26th January, 2013).
I’m currently looking for people to contribute articles to the site – either once off or on a regular basis. This is your opportunity to share your secrets with the world, and help build a user-rated database of exciting experiences in Australia.
Continue reading “New Australian travel project” »
Facebook bashing seems to be a bandwagon that every man and his dog is jumping on recently. Obtrusive and unwanted advertising, privacy concerns and an increasing number of scams (sorry, Woolworths aren’t going to give you a $500 gift card) are all concerns that have been raised, but they’re actually valid concerns.
I spend a LOT of time on Facebook (both for work and personal use) and I’ve found myself disliking it more and more. I’m constantly being barraged by ads for things that have no interest to me, and having to hide posts more and more. A friend of mine posted the following status update today, which really sums things up quite well:
“Between people championing social and political causes they don’t understand, incessantly sharing and re-sharing the most obviously fake viral photos and stories, the active promotion and encouragement of bullying and a sick upward comparison compulsion, there is nothing left for me here on Facebook.”
Continue reading “You’ll never use Facebook again after reading this!” »
AdAge has reported that Facebook may be bringing autoplay video ads to news feeds early next year. After yesterday’s debacle with the updated Instagram terms of service, it’s starting to look like they’re just being a typically greedy, money-grabbing corporation that doesn’t really care about users.
But they should. Users are the ones that make the site profitable in the first place. And users will leave when you start to introduce annoying features that get in the way of what they want to use. Facebook may have an advantage at the moment because they have a huge monopoly, and there aren’t any major competitors (sorry, but I don’t count the “new” MySpace as a competitor… Google+ may be the only one in with a chance in the long term) but Instagram users have a few other options to jump ship to.
What are your thoughts? Are you getting sick of all these ads and promotions on your favourite websites?