This morning I was chatting with John Pantry on Inspirational Breakfast on Premier Radio, talking about the Premier Digital Awards, held each year in November, for which I am a judge this year. Entries to the conference close this Sunday, but then we’ve got the conference to look forward to too!
I was alerted to this programme about children and screen time, on earlier this week, and have just had the opportunity to catch-up on it. The blurb says: Getting children away from their screens can be a daily battle, but how much more difficult is it in the school holidays? We’ll be asking whether it matters that they’re attached to their phones, tablets or computer games and whether it’s useful to set boundaries about time Continue Reading →
I used to frequently prepare an ‘overview of social media’, but the last overhaul really went into my book (chapter 3, in case you’re wondering!). Not had time to update, so pleased to see the ‘A to Z of social media for academia‘ in Times Higher today, which promises to be kept updated:
Since I’ve moved to Manchester, I’ve been fortunate to attend a number of #DigiLeaders events, and volunteered to provide the write-up for the most recent one, held at the BBC in MediaCity. The blog starts: Around 20 creatives, academics, recruiters and business leaders met on 28th July at the BBC, MediaCity in Salford, in response to a statement produced by Digital Leaders Chair Rachel Neaman, that young “digital natives” are not as savvy as we Continue Reading →
If you’ve never read Georgette Heyer, can I just say that you may be missing out! Often confused with Mills & Boon, Heyer wrote these ‘regency romances’ 1920s onwards, the history in them is deeply researched, and the novels chuckle along without loads of random salaciousness that every M&B seems to feel the need to chuck in. Holidays are typically a time when I may pick a Heyer novel up, and I have been known Continue Reading →
So, the world’s first website went live 25 years ago, and I was asked to have a chat about how the internet has changed our lives over the past 25 years … I cast out on Facebook (as always), read a few new things – e.g. are we wasting time on the internet, and then enjoyed my chat with Hannah on Premier Radio. Extracts were also featured on the news segments of Big Breakfast and The Worship Hour.
So thanks to changing my gas/electric to Ecotricity, as recommended by my friend Steve, I ended up with a free ticket to WOMAD Festival last weekend as a welcome offer (or I could have had a £50 voucher for Ecotopia). I hadn’t heard of WOMAD, but asking about it on Facebook, lots of positive reviews, so although no one seemed to be going (and I’m not a big fan of camping), I decided to try it out! Continue Reading →
I’ve always had an interest in positive engagement with digital, and that includes the wisdom in what to share, what to engage in, and when to take time out… we should be ‘masters’ of our machines, and not the other way around. I’ve spoken at a number of (Christian) events about this, including back in 2014 at the Premier Digital Conference: #CNMAC14 – Digital Healthcheck with @drbexl from Bex Lewis So I was interested to Continue Reading →