“Digital Natives lack online nous” says @Ofcom

A report was released by Ofcom yesterday into Children and Parents attitudes – and this was the accompanying press release (note, I’m not a particular fan of the term ‘digital native‘, especially the way that it’s used): Children increasingly trusting of information they find online One in ten believe everything they Continue Reading →

[PRESS RELEASE] Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism

I was contacted by ITV This Morning yesterday to discuss  the possibility of being on the programme to discuss the following story (ITV Player programme here – they decided to go with another psychologist, rather than a social media specialist): People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely Continue Reading →

Gateshead: Thinking Digital

An annual conference for those curious about how technology is shaping our future, a place to collaborate, and share thoughts and ideas with other creative, innovative and entrepreneurial people. I am ‘simply’ going to attend and have my head filled with all kinds of things, plus get a chance to talk to Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Radio Interviews re @MarthaLaneFox #DimblebyLecture and @NSPCC Report

First thing spotted on the phone this morning – an invitation to comment on Martha Lane-Fox’s statement that we have no choice but to engage with the internet: listen to ‘Pros and Cons of the Internet after #DimblebyLecture for BBC Tees ’ on audioBoom Then there was a Tweet from one Continue Reading →

Reframe: Research in Media, Film and Music (@_REFRAME)

This looks interesting: REFRAME aims to offer a range of scholarly and related creative and critical content – from relatively ephemeral or responsive forms of research output (project blogs, online film and video festivals, conferences and symposia, and audio and video podcasts) through to fully peer-reviewed online serials and monographic Continue Reading →

'How to Live Well in a Digital World' with @NomadPodcast at #GB14

On Saturday morning, in the press tent at Greenbelt, I had an enjoyable chat with the Nomad Podcast guys about ‘how to live well in a digital world’. Check back through their files for some interesting looking titles! Listen directly to the file. Like it? Share it…

Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains, by Susan Greenfield

A review by Tara Brabazon: Susan Greenfield is a neuroscientist with a high media profile, and this, her latest book, is aimed at the “general” (Daily Mail) reader. The accompanying publicity material refers to Greenfield as a “professional neuroscientist”. This adjective must be reassuring. An “amateur neuroscientist” would be a Continue Reading →