If you blog or run a website with a comment function I am sure you’ll be familiar with the concept of comment spam. Most people presume these ever-so-personal (not) messages are generated by some kind of script and submitted by robotic means but believe it or not they are mostly posted by people. This is […]
On the off-chance, I emailed the supplier in China first mentioning the problems I had encountered with the original ‘phone. To my – pleasant – surprise they offered to replace it. I had told them how long ago I had bought it and they were fine with that. They asked me to post it to them by regular airmail – which saved me quite a bit (it only cost £7) – and then to email them a proof of posting. I did this and they duly dispatched a replacement unit which arrived today and is now charging on my desk.
Instead of closing my Twitter account. I kept it open but I did walk away for a short time. It did me the power of good and while I was away I did a lot of thinking about social media and whether I should return and if so under what form. I came up with a plan which I have no called a social media survival kit.
With few exceptions you have never owned any recorded music or video that you have “bought”. Most of those CDs, DVDs, videos and records that you have on your shelves or in your loft are not yours.