social media

It's amazing it's fantastic wherever there is rebel he'll be there

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 15 2012, 11:46 am

It's an unusual name but a great concept. RebelMouse launched recently and I have a cricket-specific page at

RebelMouse can, and has, been described as a visual mix along the lines of Storify, Pinterest and all thrown together. Still in beta, but looks very exciting at this stage, so please check out my contribution as, and if, it develops.

That address again:

Rugby league in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific on LinkedIn

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 31 2012, 5:17 pm

Join my LinkedIn rugby league groupIt's not quite as ground-breaking as my creation of seventeen years ago, but I've set up a discussion group for LinkedIn members interested in the NRL and Pertinent League Matters in the Australasia/South Pacific basin.

I launched "Rugby League in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific", to give its descriptive title, because I believe it fills a niche that hasn't been catered for on LinkedIn to date.

Updated position statement on Facebook

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 3 2011, 10:58 am

In short, Facebook has become, for me, a glorified RSS reader, and little else.

This updates my previous position statement on Facebook posted in June 2010. All the insidious tinkering since then by the House of Zuckerburg makes little difference to the fact that I regard a Facebook profile as a necessary evil to maintain a reluctant frontier.

Will Goog le plus take over its mantle? Don't be evil.

From Newsvine to Delicious

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 2 2010, 12:16 pm

I have decided to deprecate the use of Newsvine as the clippings service on from 1 July 2010. Any new clippings that I bookmark from that date will be held on delicious.

The reasons include delicious' greater flexibility, configurability, wider user base, and (important) the existence of an API. Delicious is owned these days by Yahoo!, while Newsvine is part the new-media extension of old-media behemoths NBC and the Washington Post.

Position statement: Facebook (June 2010)

I remain a Facebook user grudgingly. Very grudgingly. It's easy to use, popular - probably the closest thing to a universal "social medium" we have yet seen, almost a replacement for email and instant messaging for some people, and great for group expression. But it has serious privacy issues which are not helped by the constant tinkering by its owners.

Position statement: Social media (May 2010)

(April 2017: This page represents my attitudes to various social media as at May 2010. Consider it substantially obsolete today. Many of the platforms have altered or disappeared, new ones have come along, and my reluctance over Facebook has been replaced by new reluctances over Facebook. An updated page will be posted "in due course". - RE, 21.4.17)

Returning slowly to normal, and hi to the twitterati while I'm at it

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 6 2009, 11:12 am

As you can see, my blog is back on the air, having completed eleven incremental upgrades to bring my Drupal installation up to date. I'm doing this while my fabulous hosting provider is doing a server reallocation. Some features on my blog (including a lot of the cricket stuff that can usually be seen at the bottom of the page) is disabled until I sort out a few performance issues.