Sunday, 26 December 2010

Glasgow New Media Breakfast - Share and share a "like"

Getting your content shared online
Friday 28th January 2011 at 8.00am (Registration from 7.30am)
29 Royal Exchange Square

Great content is the key to engagement on social media but, how easy do you make it for people to share your content?  Do you actively encourage your content consumers to share your content with their communities? Do you make it easy to do and, are they dong it?

This New Media Breakfast will explore sharing.  We will look at ways to get people to share different types of content from; blog posts to video, podcasts to pictures and, tweets to web pages.  There are lots of tools you can use to do this and lots of tips and tricks that will get your content shared on multiple platforms, we will explore these and give you practical examples of how you can utilise them in your daily social media activities.
We will look at these tips, tricks and techniques from both a social media and search point of view; Gordon White of fatBuzz will explore the social media angle and, Tim Barlow from Attacat will take us through the power and value of sharing content from a search perspective.
This presentation is essential for anyone creating content, wether it's a blog or Twitter post or, a Facebook status update - getting your content to your niche market is essential and "sharing" is one of the most effective ways to make this happen.
No.29 Members Go Free – If you are a 29 Member you can attend the breakfast free of charge. Please email with you membership number and he will add you to the attendance list.
We hope you can make it along to this event. If so, I look forward to seeing you on the day.

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas from the fatBuzz Lounge

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Social Media Podcast 29 - I've seen the new Facebook Pages

On Social Media Podcast 29 Gordon White, Iain Murray, Malcolm White and Lynsey Wight chat about social media and look back at some of the highlights from 2010.

Gordon reveals the elements of the new Facebook Pages he was lucky enough to see when reportedly a Facebook engineer mistakenly made them live last week. Gordon was working on the fatBuzz Page when the new layout and functions appeared for about 10 mins.

We also discuss the best new device of 2010 with surprising results from our poll. Listen in to her what our community though of this and many other favourites from the past year.

We also reveal a little more about the new fatBuzz offices, the new web site planned for New Media Breakfast and, the new fatBuzz App.

To round off the podcast we have music from Paul Levinson's album "Twice Upon A Rhyme" which has just been re-released as a remastered vinyl. Paul is author of the best selling book "New New Media" and he recently recorded a piece of video on Skype where he addressed the New Media Breakfast audience so, little urprise he chose the title, "Looking for sunsets (in the early morning) as the track for the Social Media Podcast.

The album is available in the UK as a download from iTunes, Amazon and eMusic and, the remastered vinyl is also available from Whiplash/Salvation Records in the UK. You can get it via eBay.

Or, from the store at:

Whiplash Records
Anthony Nyland
12 Cronton park close
United Kingdom
Phone: 0151|4244040

And people can get more of my music, for free, with reviews, history of the album, etc at

Play the podcast here:

Download Social Media Podcast

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Edinburgh New Media Breakfast - Linked-In

The first New Media Breakfast of 2011
Thursday13th January 2011

Venue: To be confirmed
Brand You and Business Development.

Looking at how to best present your profile on Linkedin and using it for Business Development. (Referencing personal case studies)

Linked-In is much talked about as a business social network but, are you using it to it's full potential? We will explore how best to present your personal profile on Linked-In and, how you can use this popular tool for business development.

We are delighted to have Colin Gilchrist to present this New Media Breakfast. Colin is a well respected figure in the social media community and brings a wide variety of experience to this very topical subject.

Here is a quick summary of Colin's career so far, I'm sure you will agree his experience will be invaluable in presenting this subject and we are pleased to have him as a presenter at the New Media Breakfast.

1984 - 2000 Fashion retail & buyer (latterly Burberry)
2000 - 02 Event Business Development
2002 - Digital Business Development
2003 - Set up Digital Face with Leith spin off
2005 - Started using Social Media (introduced to it through old school friend Hugh Macleod - Gapingvoid)
2006 - Making Myspace pages for EMI & Universal
2007 - Developed a world first, using a social network to alleviate traffic congestion
2008 - Making Facebook applications (trip-advisor)
2009 - Spent time in Las Vegas with Zappos in the weeks before the Amazon investment (also developed Tweetabits, which is now back in development)
2010 - implementing social media strategy to clients such as The Famous Grouse Experience ; Poppyscotland as well as delivering training & consultancy to Advertising agencies and Businesses both professional and consumer (and allude to a mild fascination in Fashion, see

I hope you can make it along to this event. If so, I look forward to seeing you on the day.

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