[MEDIA] iGen: How young people are using social media today with @TWRuk and @MeganLackie

A few weeks ago, I had a chat with Megan Lackie about young people and social media, with content placed after a panel discussion with a couple of ‘younger Christians’ (Dave, Joanna and Arun): Social media is a ‘neutral’ tool can be used well/used badly. That ‘addiction’ word was used again – see previous interview with TWR on there! The notion of ‘quality’ time in face-to-face over online and ‘reality’. The use of social media for Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Communication Conference 2017, for @ukvocation

There’s a lot to fit into the day, and I don’t want to overload people, so we’ve framed the day around three areas, each at a fairly ‘think about it level’ – practical sessions need a lot more time/equipment, and most people, once inspired, can then go and do what is needed, using e.g. YouTube videos. I’ll be working with ‘The Religious’ for the day: Day with ‘The Religious’ at Catholic Vocations Communications Conference from Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Contribution re Teenagers and Mental Health for @ChurchTimes

The other week I was asked to provide maximum 600 words re teenagers and mental health for The Church Times. Obviously my specialist area of knowledge is the digital, so I took that as my angle, and it appeared in this week’s edition. Thanks to my mum for the spot, and the social media crowd who sent me screenshots, etc. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in Continue Reading →

[CONFERENCE TWEETS] #DigiRev, hosted by @McrDig

Tweets from today’s third annual ‘Digital Revolution’ conference in Manchester: [View the story “Tweets from #DigiRev hosted by @McrDig” on Storify] 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 #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

[ENDORSEMENT] Spirituality in Photography: Taking Pictures with Deeper Vision

I was pleased to receive my copy of this book by Philip J Richter today, which I endorsed earlier this year (publisher’s site, Amazon link): Pleased to receive this book which I provided an endorsement for pre-publication. #spirituality #photography #digital #bookstagram A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr 26, 2017 at 3:34am PDT There are a number of endorsers for this book: Vernon White, myself, Odette Lockwood-Stewart, David Holgate, Miranda Threllfall-Holmes, Roman Williams, Continue Reading →

[INFOGRAPHIC] Faith and the Internet @ChrisGoswami

Interesting infographic received from Chris Goswami this morning drawn from a recent research project into the internet – and how it changes our lives. You may know that I don’t agree with the term ‘digital native’, preferring digital visitor/resident, but I’m liking this infographic from this blog – you’ll recognise some of the names of those quoted. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagining Faith Formation

So, I’ll be presenting the following, via the medium of the internet, this morning, to a conference in Australia (in the hope of being there in person next year): Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagine Faith Formation from Bex Lewis 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 #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like Continue Reading →

MEDIA: How has the internet changed our lives with @PremierRadio

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. Continue Reading →