[PRESS] Seeing Threats? Seeing Opportunities? Social Media, Mobile Technology And The Church @ChristianToday

Have you noticed a drop-off in some of your conversations this week? Yes, Lent started this week, and according to OpenBible, social networking is the number one thing that people tweeted that they were giving up for Lent! This reflects the negative perception of social media that persists amongst many: that it causes us to disconnect from those around us, and that we have become ‘slaves to machines’, but in 2013 Caroline Criado-Perez said “If Continue Reading →

[REPORT] ‘Smartphone by default’ internet users from @Ofcom

Ofcom just published a new report looking a ‘smartphone by default’ users. The report starts: Ofcom commissioned ESRO to investigate the experiences of ‘smartphone by default’ internet users, and fieldwork was carried out in early 2016. The research project focused on those who conduct the vast majority of their online activities through their smartphone – either through choice or due to external factors limiting their access to alternative devices. The sample contained participants with a Continue Reading →

Digital and Mobile in General in Uganda #TFBloggers

So, after I’d chatted to Odiirah about her work path and role, we moved on to talk about the impact of digital in Uganda in general, as we’ve naturally been in some of the poorest areas, where digital is not so much a presence as it appears to be elsewhere, although yesterday’s village had a mobile shop, and evidence that more of the villagers had some kind of mobile phone. Online most people use Skype Continue Reading →

Harness Student Devices? #BYOD

Listened to this talk live – interesting to see it in the THE: Students have so many devices: sector must be smart and tap them, says expert. Chris Parr writes Harnessing the power of the technology that students already have in their pockets could revolutionise the way universities teach – but more research into how best to do so is needed first, a technology expert has said. Richard Noss, director of the UK’s Technology Enhanced Continue Reading →

What do students want from employers? #Employability

Read more here. 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…

Stylist Magazine: What did we do with out time before the web?

See online here! 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…

Remaining 'switched on' in a digital age

Even in the web age, academic get-togethers remain relevant, says Alice Bell There’s a lot of talk about the ways in which digital communication might help academics talk to each other and find new ways to connect with those outside the academy, too. Much as I find this incredibly exciting, I’d like to speak up for the humble seminar. I don’t mean seminars run as part of taught courses: I mean the departmental seminar, the Continue Reading →

Phd Studentship, University of Southampton 'The Mobile Web'

Project Title: Digital disruption and value creation (Read full details) The research focuses on how small businesses in the knowledge-intensive services sector can realise value from mobile communications.  It embraces innovation theory and business strategy and will enhance competitiveness in UK plc. Supervisor: Dr Lorraine Warren (@doclorraine) Start Date: October 2010 Details of the Project: The rapid development of digital technologies now presents a nexus of possibilities: widespread access to broadband/mobile technologies; smartphones enabling new Continue Reading →