Housekeeping: New sharing options?

One of my favourite browser plug-ins is Shareaholic, and they have a WordPress plug-in called SexyBookmarks. We’ve been thinking about adding some more sharing and recommendation options to Strange Attractor. Let us know what you think.

  • Does it slow down the page load for you?
  • Do you like the options?
  • Are there other sharing options you’d like us to include?
  • For our RSS readers, do you like the sharing options in the feed?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Apologies for the multiple posts

I just wanted to apologise to those of you who saw your RSS feeds or Google Reader overwhelmed with multiple posts of the same Delicious links over the last few days. We’ve long auto-posted our bookmarks from Delicious, and something happened over the weekend in which it posted the same link about every hour for several hours. We’ve disabled the feature or have tried to disable it.

Hopefully that will sort things out. We’re going to investigate another way to share our bookmarks. We’ve long used Delicious as much for the great community there as anything, but sadly, Yahoo hasn’t really done much to move the service forward. In the meantime, we’ll probably just do a lot of short posts here in Strange Attractor.

Apologies again, and we’re monitoring the situation to make sure that it is resolved. Thanks for your patience, and thanks to the readers who politely emailed or sent us a direct message on Twitter to flag up the issue.

Gone Hiking: See you soon

Chautauqua Park Boulder

We’re putting the ‘out of office notice’ note here on Strange Attractor. Suw and I are in the US, first for the wedding of friends and then off to the mountains of Colorado with my parents, who I haven’t seen since November 2008. We’ll see you later in July!

Saying goodbye to Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise blog

Last week, my discussions with Computer Weekly’s new editor ground to a halt and the decision was made to close the blog. This was my last blog post there.

I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise. The sums, apparently, no longer add up, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the blog go and will miss it.

It’s been a really great time writing here. I’ve read a lot, learnt a lot, written a lot, and met some lovely people. So thank you for reading, for being a part of this experience with me. If you want to carry on reading my stuff, I’ll now go back to writing regularly on my own blog, Strange Attractor so please do feel free to join myself and co-author Kevin Anderson over there. And if any of you fancy hiring me, feel free to get in touch.

There’s more to say about all this, particularly as it pertains to wider industry trends, but I’ll leave that for another blog post.

Luckily for you, oh Strange Attractor reader, this does now mean that I’ll be back blogging here much more often. Kev will be pleased! (I think he’s been feeling a little lonely here the last few months…!)

Joining the Social Enterprise

Many thanks to Adam and James for inviting me to write here on The Social Enterprise. I hope to have a long and fruitful tenure!

I’ll be writing about all aspects of social technology in business, whether behind the firewall or out there in the world wild web. From tools and techniques to random thoughts and interviews with the people who make all this stuff happen, I’ll be spreading my net as widely as possible.

If you have questions to ask or issues you want me to delve into, please do leave a comment below. Equally, I’ll be on the look out for social media events around the UK and the world, so please be my ears and let me know when you hear of something relevant, especially if they are local barcamp style events that I might not otherwise hear about.

If you want to send me a tip, then you can leave a comment, email me or message me on Twitter where I am @suw. Please do say hello!