Pokémon Go: An evil for churches and dangerous for children?

This time last week, Pokémon was entirely not on my radar (too old to have got involved first time around), then gradually material started filtering through on my social media feeds as people around the world were playing it – and I Googled to find out ‘what is it?‘ It is a massively multiplayer mobile game that uses real-world geography and location data as an anchor for its fictional narrative. If that ‘proper’ explanation doesn’t work for Continue Reading →

iMovie

Finally, necessity has forced me to get to grips with iMovie, and this video gave me enough tips to get going on the editing… I’m currently trying to export the video, so let’s see if it becomes viewable… 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…

Zombie Apocalypse Using Google StreetView

I survived from 1min29 – how long can you last, negotiating your way around the streets near you using Google Streetview! An interesting use for Streetview… what might you use it for? And want to have a go yourself? Found out about this from @sharecreative.   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 Continue Reading →

I tried…

Comedic commentary on ‘the YouTube generation’ … “I’m Twitter famous” What does that mean? “I’m not really famous” So, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc can help us do many things… but not everything… and Daniel Radcliffe is quite amusing too! Try, but know your limits, not… “I tried, and therefore no one can criticise me.” Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of Continue Reading →

Tweet along with #EasterLive

Have you heard of EasterLive yet? If not, check it out, and see the stories that people are posting on the #EasterLive hashtag on Twitter (if you’re not sure how to use Twitter, there’s a great guide here), and last year’s story is being retold on Facebook. It’s Passover week in 1st Century Jerusalem. A bustling throng of Jewish pilgrims have gathered in the city. But this year a preacher/carpenter from Nazareth is set to turn the tables of Continue Reading →

Testing Wimba

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been helping out at a couple of sessions at getting groups of students to use Wimba (I’m looking at ways of trying this more widely in the institution, but not there yet – think I may have to hang out in the dining area!). The students will then be interviewed for focus groups, and it will be very interesting to see their feedback. The sessions were run by Continue Reading →

Digital Art: The Sandpit

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo. Just catching up on BBC Click, and thought this was amazing… and yes, it’s real people in New York, not a model! 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…

One Million People: Faces of a Digital Generation

An interesting new project came to my attention this morning, a plan to get One Million People to add their photos to a book, currently virtual, but (interestingly for a digital project), to be printed (with an anticipated price point of $100).  The site is in its very early stages, and is the brainchild of Alex Tew, a 26 year old British internet entrepreneur, and it will be interesting who considers themselves part of the Continue Reading →