11 March 2013

Apprenticeship jobs & guide app


I’ve recently been working with Prospect and Unionlearn to develop an app aimed at people doing or considering doing an apprenticeship.

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27 November 2012

Which Unions are the most influential on social media in 2012?


Following on from the league table of trade union websites I produced earlier this year, I thought I’d look at who the most influential trade unions…

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22 October 2012

What are the most popular union hashtags?


People who use Twitter will be very familiar with hashtags. A Twitter hashtag ties the conversations of different users into one stream, which you…

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18 September 2012

10 of the best examples of union branch websites


I’ve managed and developed a number of union websites over the years. However, a project I’ve recently completed presented a completely different…

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23 August 2012

The EU Cookie Monster


You may have noticed over the past few months that some websites you’ve visited have asked for your permission to use ‘cookies’. Not to be confused…

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31 July 2012

Which trade unions can you join online?


Back in 2000 I was keen to push back boundaries in the way unions used IT. I wanted to create the first online joining system for a trade union.

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26 June 2012

The trade union website metrics league table 2012


There was a lot of interest in my report about trade unions and search engine optimisation.

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8 May 2012

Search Engine Optimisation & trade unions


I’ve been doing a lot of work on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) recently.

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30 April 2012

Collective Nouns


Collective nouns are one of my favourite quirks of the English Language.  It's a noun that while singular in form, refers to a group of things,…

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26 April 2012

The 'Girls Around Me' app


The recent furore over the ‘Girls Around Me’ smartphone app illustrates the increasing  ease with which our movements can be tracked.

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