[RADIO] Is social media making you lonely? For @TWRuk, in conversation with @MeganLackie

Earlier this week, I spoke to Megan from TWR-UK, and the conversation was used (pretty much whole so far as I can tell). You can find the full programme on demand, search Newsdesk, and find 11th March, or the extract is 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 Continue Reading →

Loughborough University 'Emotion Reader' Technology

I heard about Loughborough’s development of a ‘Twitter reader’ on the radio yesterday, and more in this BBC report: The team, from the university’s new Centre for Information Management, say the system can extract a direct expression of anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise, shame and confusion from each tweet. The academics said that using the Emotive software to geographically evaluate any mass mood could help police to track potential criminal behaviour or threats to Continue Reading →

Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia

FROM JISC PRESS RELEASE: A new survey of colleges across Scotland shows that social media, and particularly YouTube, has firmly entered the learning environment as teaching and learning tools, with its use growing significantly year on year. In the 2012 ETNA (Enhanced Training Needs Analysis) survey, carried out by the Jisc Regional Support Centre (RSC) in Scotland and launched today at their annual conference in Edinburgh, nearly three quarters of academics in further education agree Continue Reading →

Richard III & The News

Interesting responses to the findings of Richard III – giving much insight into current media practices: The find, announced on 4 February, triggered an avalanche of news and comment articles, shedding light on how universities are judged when they attempt to communicate major discoveries. The vast majority of the coverage was positive, but there were those who were critical of Leicester, particularly of the decision to announce the findings of its archaeological team in a live Continue Reading →

Amy Winehouse: How Twitter Broke the News (@stylistmagazine)

The social network as news source News of Amy Winehouse’s tragic death hit Twitter 20 minutes after she was found. Stylist profiles its rise from social network to ground-breaking news source. Where were you when you heard the news about Amy Winehouse? Millions of us were on Twitter. Forty minutes before the story was reported on mainstream news websites and TV channels, and within 20 minutes of the police being called, Twitter users had already been retweeting early tributes Continue Reading →

How did the social media world react to the #RoyalWedding?

Did you get involved with the Royal Wedding? I saw a lot of people who had avowed that they weren’t going to get involved, vigorously tweeting & Facebooking about the event, and I watched much more of it than I anticipated, and went to a garden party in the afternoon! The social media available was credited with allowing much attention, and the Royal couple themselves appeared to have embraced it, announcing their engagement on Twitter! Continue Reading →

Social Media #RoyalWedding #RW2011

When William’s parents married in 1981, there were around 3,500 in St Paul’s Cathedral, and it is estimated that around 750 million people watched on TV (I was 6, and most of the people from our (breathren) church watched it around someone else’s house). So, in the age of social media, how many are going to be engaging with social media. As of writing this (Thursday afternoon), #RoyalWedding and ‘William & Kate’ have been trending Continue Reading →

Top 25 Twitter Cartoons (2008)

Top 25 Twitter Cartoons View more presentations from Chad Richards. 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…