[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: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag 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 →

[BLOGPOST] Trending, in Children’s Apps for @GuardiansAncora

I put together some material for Guardians of Ancora, an online game for children, last year. It starts: In a recent radio interview, it was noted that often the first thing that children do when they arrive at a new house is ask for the Wi-Fi passcode. Gaming is something that children love to engage in: apps, games and other digital media have now become an everyday part of their lives, alongside other forms of Continue Reading →

[PRESS] Radio Interview about Graphic Images from #WestminsterAttack with @TalkRadio

This afternoon I had a chat with Jon Holmes on Talk Radio about the images that emerged from yesterday’s attack on Westminster. If you’re one of my Facebook friends, you can see the conversation I had with a few people before/after the radio interview. There was an interesting article in the New Statesman, an older one from World News Publishing Focus, and some advice from Winston’s Wish as to how to respond to children affected by the images Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf17 #5: Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age by @j1berger

Another book that I’ve managed to buy twice, and finally read once! I love this description of marketing (often a dirty word – especially in church circles where I’m trying to persuade people to make the best use of communication skills) on p.62: To Dave, marketing isn’t about trying to convince people to purchase things they don’t want or need. Marketing is about tapping into their genuine enthusiasm for products and services that they find Continue Reading →