[MEDIA] Facebook is giving tips on how to spot fake news, with @UCBNewsTeam

Earlier today, I had a chat with Kelly from UCB Radio, and this interview was featured (including extracts in the news hour) on Paul Hammond’s show, re Facebook introducing tips which can help users not fall for fake news (see Business Insider; Guardian). 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 Continue Reading →

[RADIO] Facebook ‘failed to remove sexualised images of children’ with @PremierRadio

Earlier today, I had a brief chat with Premier Radio, responding to this story, which starts: Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform. The chairman of the Commons media committee, Damian Collins, said he had “grave doubts” about the effectiveness of its content moderation systems. Mr Collins’ comments come after the BBC reported dozens of photos to Facebook, but more than 80% were not removed. Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing Gloucester Cathedral and Facebook

It definitely does seem to be the story of the day – I spoke earlier in the day for 4-5 minutes via Skype – always interesting to see what gets picked up and how it’s interpreted (see on iPlayer) – I’m at the last 20-30 seconds of this clip: 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 Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Faith exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral with @BBCGlos

(Very) early this morning I had a chat with Mark Cummings on BBC Radio Gloucester about Gloucester Cathedral and a video they had removed from their Facebook page after an interfaith event (Full programme). I’m at around 5 min 40 in this clip: 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] Does social media require parental consent til aged 16?

This morning this story broke: The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social media, messaging services or anything that processes their data, without explicit consent from their parent or guardian. The last-minute amendment to the new European data protection regulations would make it illegal for companies to handle the data of anyone aged 15 or younger, raising the legal Continue Reading →

Facebook hubs may influence grades

Useful thinking about university course Facebook groups, which students typically set up themselves: At the start of term there is “a big rush” to create the most popular Facebook site for each course, Dr Steele-Davies said, pointing out it is likely that a number of students will attempt to set up a Facebook group designed to act as the online hub for students on a particular degree. “You may not be aware, but this can Continue Reading →

Five Labs Personality Typing

A fascinating test came in via my RSS feed – using the last nearly 3000 words from Facebook stati, photos, etc. they decided that I’m not very extroverted…. erm… Based on the initial responses to the site on Twitter, “people seem to identify pretty strongly with the personalities we generate,” said Nikita Bier, the co-founder of Five, which is working on a product for online conversations that will use similar technology. “Only about 10 percent Continue Reading →

Facebook Bullying Initiative #DigitalParenting

Facebook describes bullying as Bullying is any kind of repeated aggressive behaviour that involves an imbalance of power such as social status or physical size. Along with physical or verbal attacks, bullying also includes making threats, spreading rumours or deliberately excluding someone from a group. and is providing advice for teens, parents/guardians, and teachers, including advice on how to deal with bullying, how to report bullying, and how to block/remove ‘friends’. Read more about it Continue Reading →