[MEDIA] Discussing ‘Phone-obsessed parents’ with @PremierRadio

The BBC published a story yesterday, which started: An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it. The research was carried out by Continue Reading →

[PODCAST] Discussion with @HumansofThis re Social Media, Life and Faith

I had a discussion, literally across the other side of the world, with ‘Molk’, from Humans of Twitter – early morning for him, late night for me – we had a fun discussion, so let’s see which bits he’s picked! #HumansOfTwitter #TasteTest :: Bex Lewis on sending her very first email and how being an early adopter shaped her career path. To listen to the full ep download/stream from Omny: omny.fm/shows/humans-of-twitter/ (from Tuesday 25th April) Or Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing the responsibility of social media companies re safer internet with @UCBMedia

Back in February, the government set forward plans for a new Internet Safety Strategy, and there was a meeting on Wednesday in which Karen Bradey MP called for software companies to be more responsible: “Social media companies have a responsibility to protect people who use their technology, and we want to hear what more can be done to keep children and young people safe from online threats. “This Government is determined to make Britain the Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Chatting with @TWRUK re Internet Addiction

So, James Maidment-Fullard gave up using social media on his smartphone for part of Lent, as an insight into what that meant – connected me via Facebook for my thoughts … I’ve not listened yet (full programmes on Listen Later), but captured the half-hour programme: Print PDFLike it? Share it… You may also like: [MEDIA] Discussing the responsibility of social media companies re safer internet with @UCBMedia Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day: Play your part Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing #Snapchat Streaks with @BBC5Live

Earlier today, I had a chat with Sam Walker (and some other interesting contributors) on Radio 5 Live about Snapchat Streaks. You can read a more general overview of Snapchat here. Once again, I’d done my prep (and again, if you’re a Facebook friend, can see the thoughts friends put in): Read around, [email protected] from book & great FB convos re #snapchat streaks on @bbc5live earlier … A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing shocking images of Syrian children with @TalkRadio

On Sunday morning (after very little sleep), I discussed some of the recent images of Syrian children appearing in our social media feeds with Jake Yapp on Talk Radio (full podcast here). You can see the prep I did on Instagram: When one conducts a radio interview (whilst still in PJs…) A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr 9, 2017 at 1:57am PDT which included discussions on Facebook (which you can only see Continue Reading →

Ernest Charles Wallcousins(1883 – 1976)

Ernest Wallcousins was a renowned and successful painter and illustrator famed for his portraits of Sir Henry Wood, the conductor of the Proms for over 50 years, and for that of Sir Winston Churchill. Wallcousins worked across a wide range of medium and subjects; a book illustrator in the early years of the 20th Century, he designed posters in the 1920’s, including one for the London Underground in 1925 and was renowned for his illustrations Continue Reading →

#TLCwebinar Reworking The Big Agency as an interactive employability unit #bigag16

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:30-13:30 (UK Time) Find The Big Agency: Blog : Twitter : Facebook The Big Agency is a second year university unit at Manchester Metropolitan University that I’ve been reworking to meet the following description: Creative agencies today are not just looking for creativity; they’re looking for employability. In the agency world, skills such as communication, team working, client relationship building, strategic thinking, project management and customer-centric research, all play an important Continue Reading →