Will the next generation disconnect? 27th November 2018 4:13 PM

I was talking to someone the other day who strongly believes that the next generation will
‘disconnect’. Naively, I thought he meant that they will hang up on you when you are talking to them
on the phone, but no. He meant a total disconnection from the world of digital chat. Social Media
being the main one.

Now as much as that sounds crazy (I said with an incredulous tone), he was adamant that it could
happen, and for a number of quite (annoyingly) sensible reasons.

Existing generations have witnessed the birth of the Social Media phenomena, and seen it become a
must-have. If you aren’t ‘on Social’ then you are missing out on ‘essential’ communication and
news sharing. Existing generations have caught the I’ve Got To Have It bug, but new generations will
simply grow up with it as just another thing in their life that is old-hat. The have to have the newest
thing craze will have moved onto something else and Social Media will not be the latest thing
anymore. You only want it because it is the latest thing, when it isn’t the latest thing any more, it’s
not so desirable.

Another reason they may disconnect is because of the growing realisation that actually Social Media
is starting to cause more problems than it is solving. Ok, it keeps people connected around the
world, but it also makes you openly available to everyone around the world whether you like it or
not. Once upon a time Social Media was a place to chat with friends, rekindle old friendships and
post photos about your holidays. Now it is a place for bullying, trolling and hacking. The new
generations are not going to want the hassle.

So the savvy thinkers of the next generation may well decide it is too intrusive, too annoying and
quite frankly not the best way of interacting with people. They may well think, and gosh what a
novel idea this is, that talking face to face is actually really rather nice.

What do you think?

Friday funny 2nd November 2018 5:01 PM

More please!

Crying at work - should you? 3rd October 2018 4:50 PM

I agree with Rebecca - it is unfair not to be able to display true emotions when we need to but there is definitely a time and a place, and the office is not always it. No matter what the scenario, if you cry in front of colleagues it will change their perception of you, so do you really want that?  

Much better to excuse yourself from the situation and gather your emotions by considering the following:

If you have made a monumental c**k-up then crying won't solve anything unless you have a wonderful boss who will put  their arm around you and coo "there, there.." whilst offering to take the blame for you. Seeing as most of us don't have a boss even vaguely resembling that, then heed the message crying won't solve anything - but positivity will. Get on it, sort it, let 'professional you' clear up the mess and get back on top.

If you are crying at work because you have been driven to it by a nasty boss/colleague or you are unhappy in your work, then quit. Life is too short for evil co-workers and blubbing at your desk. 


Happy 20th Birthday Google 3rd October 2018 4:29 PM

Back to the original topic … the ONLY thing I hate about Google is the fact that nobody bothers to learn anything any more because they can "Google it". I even heard someone saying the other day that teachers are having to argue against Google access being allowed during exams because it is a modern 'learning tool'. 

I mean, REALLY???!!! 

Gosh I really hope I am never in the situation that I can't speak to the operator, but if I am I now know what to do! Thank you Bob. - From Dragons Den 3rd September 2018 4:59 PM

Sorry I can't help here, I am not entirely sure what you are asking, but Rebecca is right - if you can't find anyone on line who has signed up then I am not sure you should either!


I've spotted a little error…. 

Joke of the Day 22nd August 2018 3:28 PM

Bravo Andy, bravo. 

Read this 1 today again .So sharing if you haven't seen it before

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tested whether you tend to do simple things In an overly complicated way.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, Put in the elephant, And close the Refrigerator?

Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, Put in the elephant and close the door. This tested your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend....except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer: The Elephant.

The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there.

This tested your memory.

Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, You still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage?

Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across.

Have you not been listening?

All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference.

This tested whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.”



Well done you! 

Social Sites 8th August 2018 4:43 PM


If your products look good and you are a bit nifty with a camera, then Instagram is a great platform for you to use. You post images only (not links/blogs/content) of a certain product and can use your bio to include a link to said product, encouraging traffic to your website.

Easy to set up and you can grow your audience relatively quickly.