September 2009

Byte Night #3

September 28, 2009

The latest enthralling instalment of my preparations for Byte Night in NewcastleGateshead on October 2nd. Tent & dry run Somewhat embarrasingly, when I tried out the tent & sleeping bag on Friday night, I managed an hour or so and felt a bit odd, so came in to a nice warm bed. Mmm, perhaps sleeping […]

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Social Media for Accountants – the sequel

September 28, 2009

Intro Quick post to say I’ve re-hashed this presentation, based on feedback from: Dennis Howlett here & here Phil Richards Emily Coltman Katy McCarthy of Chantrey Vellacott DFK Stephen Slater and Matt Flinders from RMT Basically it was too long and too detailed. Please take a look and suggest any improvements you might think of. […]

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Byte Night update #2

September 23, 2009

Hello folks, I’m thrilled to be able to say that (at the time of writing) I’ve nearly reached 2/3rds of my initial fund-raising target of £500. I’ve also got some cheques coming in, so the fund-raising continues! :-D I’m really happy about this, but am keen to collect as much money as possible. [The widget […]

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Excellent Social Media case studies by Ron Ploof

September 21, 2009

High recommended reading to see how large companies are using Social Media. Enjoy! Social Media and PR The Ranger Station Fire Johnson & Johnson does New Media Johnson &Johnson Case Study – Social Media Technorati Tags: social media,pr,business,useful,fascinating,case studies,lessons learned This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license.

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Second Skin – film about Virtual Worlds

September 18, 2009

Intro Those who’ve met me know I can bore for England on Second Life – e.g. people laugh when they hear my SL avatar is called Tandoorichicken Masala. You might have seen this summary of virtual world-related posts (on this blog) I put together recently. I really should check out some other virtual worlds, but […]

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Presentation: Social Media for Accountants

September 17, 2009

Mega quick post (that I may well update) to capture any comments you goodly people might have about this preso. The story is that I have been invited to speak at the DFK UK & Ireland Annual Conference on the 2 October at the Marine Hotel in Troon ( This is my draft presentation to […]

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Getting the north east trading online – your input, please

September 15, 2009

Introduction I’ve been invited to take part in a roundtable event by RMT – my accountants. This is an excerpt from the invite: Getting the north east trading online @ RMT Gosforth on the 24th Sept 09 The aim of the day is to discuss how we can help get more north east based business […]

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Please help Fat Frog design the SCL identify & branding

September 11, 2009

This post describes the work around the new SCL identify, and how you can get involved. Introduction I’ve asked Steve and the Gang at Fat Frog to draw up the identity for Souter Consulting. I had thought of putting the work out to Crowdspring, but that could have been a bit too hard and difficult […]

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Byte Night update #1

September 10, 2009

Umm, I’ve been seriously slack in getting myself sorted for this – mega :$ However, I’ve resolved to do a ‘multi / social media’ sleep out, basically because I need to rev myself up, and also rev up my fundraising activities, because I’m so behind schedule. So, the idea is that you join me in […]

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Cloud Computing – white papers

September 7, 2009

This is the second of three planned posts to bring together some useful introductory material around Cloud – designed to give a balanced view, and cover the upsides as well as the challenges (e.g. security): Videos (from YouTube) This one, Whitepapers (from Scribd) Presentations Because these are written works, necessarily there is more scope for […]

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