Inevitably the school holidays start and the children are back at home for the 6 weeks of summer and the first thing that happens is it rains! What do you do… You can’t exactly send them outside to play in the rain and unless they are little they seem to be glued to the TV or computer.
Since we aren’t miracle workers here and can’t bring the sun back we thought we would bring you some top tips for how to find things for your children to do using your social networks.
My favourite resource for this is actually Pinterest because so many parents have had the same issue and the best of the resources have been pinned so many times that they come to the surface really easily. So your first point of call is to do a Pinterest search for rainy day activities. Just remember to try and give an age approximation – 18 month old, toddler, teenager etc. that way you will find the most appropriate pins.
Sometimes just browsing through your Facebook profile helps as you may see other parents have done some activities that you could do with your children. Make sure you like or leave a comment so that you can find these again another day. (You can always use the digi.me search feature to find them again then. Facebook search doesn’t tend to be much help unfortunately)
I don’t tend to find Twitter that useful for finding ideas and activities unless I ask my followers. Sometimes it is just worth asking people to see what things they come up with. Maybe ask what activities they did as a child on a rainy day. That always comes back with some great suggestions.
What top tips do you have for those wet and rainy summers days when the children are full of energy…
This week we have been talking digital footprints. Be that the footprint that we leave behind across every website we visit, or where we knowingly share content via social networks etc.
Whilst looking at some of the different aspects of digital footprints I came across this great piece of artwork by Jenny Hottle that I just had to share. Whilst the work is from 2011 the sentiment of the article and the art still stands true today.
We all have our own individual identity online and how we share and want to view that is unique. If you were going to create a digital footprint of your online life what would yours look like? Would it look similar to this one of Jenny’s or would it be totally different… What unique aspects of your digital life would shine through and how do you think your digital footprint has changed over time?
If I think about my own digital footprint over time you would see my Facebook area being larger than Twitter for personal use, however if you had asked me the same question a year ago I would have said I was more focused on Twitter. Instagram and PInterest have become more relevant to me and so has Ebay. That gives you just a little insight into my personal digital footprint… Tell me about yours and how it has changed over time. I would be fascinated to hear about it.
Remember you can always use digi.me to backup your social media digital footprint and keep control of your social media data. That way if you ever choose to leave a social network you will always have a copy of your data.
Each person is unique like the facets of a diamond as a result your digital footprint online is also unique to you but how do you get to see those unique aspects of your digital footprint? What patterns and relationships online are unique and valuable to you and how do you identify them in among the reset of the social media noise?
We here at digi.me understand that everyone is unique and we have been working on a range of different ways for you to interact with your social media networks. Unlike when you go onto Facebook and view your timeline (or rather what Facebook allows you to see on your timeline) we show you everything you have posted in chronological order. You can search, save and share that data. You also have the ability to analyse your content and find your closest connections based on who you interact with most often. You also get to see the combination of your social media updates from all of your different networks in one place.
If you are wondering who you haven’t been in touch with for a while you can even analyse an older set of updates and see who you might like to reconnect with by starting a conversation with them. You can find out what your all time top photo’s were and even find out what days of the week you do post most of your social media updates on.
With our Flashback feature you can see what you were up to this time last year across all your social networks, or even look back beyond last year to the ones before that to see what you were up to then. You may be fascinated what memories and moments you come across.
Quite simply digi.me is a tool that opens up social networks on a personal level giving you that granular insight into those things that are most important to you. If you think there is a feature missing or that you would like all you need to do is tell us and we will look into adding this in a future update.
The Wimbledon tennis season for 2015 is well underway and no matter who you are supporting it is good to have fun in the sun. When you watch the tennis you sometimes see people dressed as their favorite tennis stars whilst watching on center court but not everyone is fortunate enough to get tickets so we thought why not bring the center court fun online.
Our Friday Fun session today is one to get you looking and feeling like a tennis pro! Get your cameras to the ready with a friend and put together your best tennis poses… If you want to really get into it why not dress up like your favorite tennis star! Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter etc with the hashtag #tennisposes #wimbledon and let’s see what fun we can all create!
And as a bonus bit of fun, leave a comment for us telling us who you think will be in the men’s and women’s finals.
Who is going to a festival this weekend? Or are you missing out and wishing that you could go? This weeks Friday fun is all about living and reliving those festival moments! On Monday we gave you our top tech tips for surviving the festival season and today we are going to give you a way to reconnect with your festival spirit!
Getting into the Festival Spirit
So you went festival hopping last year and this year your calendar has been filled with a range of other commitments. Friends are getting married, the children need entertaining but you still want to feel young and relive those moments but how?
1. Download digi.me if you haven’t done already and sync Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.
2. Search for that festival that you look back on and remember just how amazing it was! What were you wearing, who were you with and what music was playing… Note it all down. Download the pictures as well! You’ll need these for our next step!
3. Now you have your festival moment you’re going to recreate it with your friends and family and bring the festival home! Create the flags for in the garden, download the music or create a playlist! Drag out the clothes you were wearing and put on a BBQ or get together with your friends and invite them over for a festival remake!
4. Get your cameras to the ready and start making some new festival moments with your friends as you relive the old times but add in new flavours! Maybe add in some music from this year or get the children all dressed up. Who knows maybe you and your friends are really musical and put on your own mini festival in the garden!
Share your pics of your festival moments past and present especially if you’ve recreated them! We want you to make the most of those moments by celebrating them!
This Friday we thought we would have some fun by sharing with you three features that our users really love!
3. PDF Export: Save all your social media content forever by exporting it into a PDF. You can print it, share it or just save it in case you need it one day.
2. Search: You can’t find a picture online but can’t remember if you shared it on Twitter, Facebook or Instergram but you know you shared it… try a quick search on digi.me and you’ll soon find what you were looking for!
1. Journal: People love the journal as a great way to look back over their content, filtering it by date or just looking back a year from now.
We have just added the ability for you to now export your social media data to Evernote as well! Next to that all important PDF icon is now the Evernote elephant logo. Click on it and try it out! Let us know what you think!
If you aren’t already using digi.me why not try it out for free!
See our user survey results for more digi.me insights!
We all have social media data all over the place, be it on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. We update our statuses, share pictures and videos or interesting links with friends, family and colleagues. But after that what do we do with it? Many of us just leave the content there and never really look back at it.
What Would You Like to Do With Your Data?
Digi.me puts you in control of your data and a few of the ideas that some of our users have come up with are truly inspiring. Ideas that were suggested ranged from creating physical journals of conversations to picture montages from the last month.
Right now with digi.me you can take all your social media content and put it in a single place which you are in control of. From here you can view it, analyse it and even look back over it to see what you were doing last week, month, year or even at a custom point or period in time. You can export that data and use it in any way you choose to.
At the end of the day it is your data and you can do literally anything with it! All you need is a little imagination and some time to make it happen.
So why not give digi.me a try if you haven’t done already and do something different with your data.
If you already use digi.me let us know how you are using your data in fun and creative ways. We love to inspire our users and show you what one another are doing with your data.
Easter has gone,spring is here,why not take a look back at what you were doing this time last year?
Just like Facebook and Timehop we have a look back feature that you can use to see what you were up to this time last year. You can schedule your lookback to automatically happen just like we have described in this article. Or alternatively you can just browse to this date last year using the calendar functionality and here’s how to do that:
Look Back Using The Calendar
Go to the calendar and select the current date but last year.
All the social media updates you now see in your timeline are on that day last year. Feel free to share them with your friends and colleagues.
Last week Facebook announced at their annual F8 conference that they have just launched their “On This Day” feature. Now many of you may have used services like TimeHop for the same thing but did you know that digi.me also has this option but across all your social networks?
The difference with using digi.me to do your “On This Day” look back is that you can look back across all your different social networks and not just Facebook. So if you are a fan of the Facebook feature then why not try out our version and share what you find on your other social networks as a daily notification.
In addition to this you will soon be getting multi-year look back features on digi.me so you can look back at what you were doing 1, 2, 3 or even 4 years ago! History is fascinating and this digital diary will help you share those interesting insights into your life history!
How to find the On This Day feature in digi.me
Set the time of day when you want your “On This Day” notification by going to Settings/ Settings and Enable Flashback every day and set the time to a time to suit you.
When the time arrives you will see a popup in the bottom right of your screen that looks something like this:
Click on the popup to see the expanded view.
Share your favourite digi.me look back moments with us on our social media accounts!
Every day you probably hear at least one person in the office go “Aaah help I’ve just lost everything I did in the last hour!” or something similar. That is unless they have a backup and then they just revert to that and off they go again.
On the 31st March 2015 it is World Backup Day and to celebrate the occasion we are offering our software free for 1 year to all those who download between now and the 31st March.
What is a backup?
A backup is a recent historical version of the document, update or information that you have been working on. It is usually not as up to date as the latest version but it is there for you to fall back on should you ever need it.
Why would I need that?
Well quite simply we all make mistakes. We save over things, we delete things that we really didn’t mean to delete and we do things without realizing what or how that will impact things in the future. If the content is on a mobile phone or laptop then the content or the device could get damaged, lost or stolen.
When should I backup?
It is worth backing up your computer, phone and tablet at least once a week but if that is just a bit too often aim for once a month.
What about your online content?
Many people don’t realize that they can backup their online content especially their social media content. By using digi.me they can backup their social media content quickly on a daily basis so they never lose their updates or images ever again.