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38 articles later: An index of my 2013 blog posts

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by Fransgaard No Comments

Did you know I closed my first blog in 2001? Anyway, in 2009 I wanted to tweet something that I simply couldn’t fit in 140 characters and soon after I realised I was actually blogging again and this blog was born.

As I did in 2010, 2011 and 2012 here follows the index of my 2013 articles in chronological order.

Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting and I hope to see you again next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  1. How to add social design to your user experience design
  2. Ripples of you – Thoughts on Black Mirror episode “Be Right Back” based on personal experience
  3. An industry growing up: The 5 emerging social media areas of expertise
  4. Simple Design is the same as Good Comedy
  5. The Social Janitor: Big Data in the Social Enterprise
  6. The forgotten corner stone of a Social Business: The Employee
  7. People ask how much time I spend on Twitter. The answer is: “None”.
  8. I work for IBM, but what value do I bring to my previous employer, Capgemini?
  9. Is “Mobile First” technology or behaviour?
  10. How to avoid getting your Twitter stream flooded by Power Tweeters
  11. My favourite Top 5 Covers of Daft Punk’s amazing new track “Get Lucky”
  12. She’s no longer an Instagram friend
  13. One year on…
  14. The Self-Aware Social Business
  15. 10 Examples of UX/Design Principles
  16. How LoveFilm’s UX confused me with the simplest of tasks
  17. Last night’s Social Business Lounge + Facebook, the biggest corporate collaboration tool
  18. How the Cat Beard Craze is teaching me Japanese
  19. Soundbites from Friday 24 May at Digital Shoreditch 2013
  20. Four blasts from the past. Great digital virals from the history of the web.
  21. Tweeting about the new Reuters site, revealed a more fundamental communication issue.
  22. When rules and experience prevent us from thinking creatively
  23. 5 tips to make your presentation sharable in social media
  24. The unexpected benefits of the Social Serendipity that manifests within the Social Business
  25. Getting an omni-channel customer service experience as a Virgin advocate
  26. Social Media is nothing on its own
  27. The longevity of websites
  28. Omni-channel is not a matter of technology but employee mindset
  29. Cyberbullying: Who’s to blame? Us? The Government? The Social Networks?
  30. Social Business Cornerstone: Omni-channel work environment for employees
  31. When a great experience is so inappropriate it cannot be shared on social media
  32. My personal 7 point social media crisis plan of action
  33. Oh no, not another “UX; What does it mean?” debate
  34. Using the 5 Whys to find your Why
  35. 4 soundbites on social media from October’s “First Tuesday” event
  36. This is what my personality looks like using the latest profiling tool from IBM
  37. My professional reading list for 2013
  38. Rediscovering the joy of creativity through Tokyo Designers Week

Spleeing mistakes in blogs should be avoided… or should they?

Posted on: October 25th, 2010 by Fransgaard No Comments

I just read a great blog post by Alastair Campbell about how the general public are footing the bill for the banks/hedge funds mess.

Politics aside, one thing struck me: He misspelt “follows” in fourth paragraph:

How come last week, none of the papers reported the spending review as folows … ‘Teachers claim they bear no responsibility for the financial crisis, but 40,000 of them are about to lose their jobs as a result of the coalition government’s response to it.’

For all other blogs I would put this down to an error, but with Campbell arguably being one of the best PR people in the world, could it be this error was made on purpose to give the blog a human feel? An atmosphere of being written from the heart?

Actually, I’m sure that the conspiracy theorist in me are seeing connections where no exists and as such; it must be a plain typo (update: Confirmed as typo).

But hang on a sec; what does that then say about the article?

It suddenly does stand out as being written in a hurry, either because Campbell is in fact suppose to be working on something else or because he is passionate about getting this point across to the public.

Either way, the blog suddenly has gravitas as it genuinely comes across as Campbell personally feels this is a subject that must be broadcast now. It is an issue that cannot wait for a more convenient time.

Oddly enough, that one spelling mistake gives the whole post much more substance, urgency and importance.

I am not a copywriter but to me, it seems like good things can come out of spelling mistakes.