[SPEAKER] Can you see me? for #PremDac16

This morning I have a breakout session at the Premier Digital Conference on “Can you see me? Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space?”. Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space? A huge topic which encourages you to think about who Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #41: Memes in Digital Culture by Limor Shifman (MIT Press, 2014)

As I continue to move my PhD towards publication at a very glacial pace, my reading is focusing around the notion that Keep Calm and Carry On would not have become such a phenomenon without the ‘digital revolution’ – so I’m looking at memes, sharing, what makes things viral, etc. First up, Limor Shifman, Memes in Digital Culture. This is a really small and readable book, but packs a really strong punch in the material that it Continue Reading →

[BOOK REVIEW] Sharing our Lives Online: Risks and Exposure in Social Media, by David R. Brake

Another book to add to the wishlist, particularly related to my interests on identity (online): In Sharing our Lives Online, journalism scholar David Brake explores many of the potential harms from self-disclosure on social media. Through a combination of his empirical research on personal bloggers and a theoretical framing of the micro and macro influences on our everyday use of social media platforms, he provides a compelling account of the risks of online communication conducted in Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Restoring Confidence in the Truths We Believe

Today, in my capacity as Director of BIGBible, I’m speaking at the Christian Resources Exhibition on ‘Restoring confidence in the truths we believe’ – taking a ‘just be’ – including in the digital spaces – angle. I’m on at 1.45pm: Restoring Confidence in the Gospel: Restoring confidence in the truths we believe from Bex Lewis Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author Continue Reading →

#BIGRead14: Kindness

#BIGRead14 Beautiful words today (and read by a friend who has kindly offered me her sofa on several occasions…: Although I am grateful, I rarely appreciate the kindness of others as deeply or as warmly as I should. I love living in a digital age much of the time, so many opportunities to share with people … (and I’ve just shared much of the train journey down to Taunton with a delightful set of people .. Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Don't be a Bible Bot – at #RevConf13

This afternoon’s session Don't be a Bible bot 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 it? Share it…

7 Questions to Ask Before Posting a Picture (H/T @simfin)

Nice and simple chart to think about before posting any pictures online … all about playing nice! 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…

"The Sharer Bearer"

I thought this was a really interesting piece in the Evening Standard on Thursday, which appears to come back to the idea that technology enfranchises democratisation. We often note that old power structures still tend to hold sway online… so this is interesting to look at, and there’s a range of online tools that help facilitate sharing (though it doesn’t mention Streetbank, which is one of the few I’m aware of) “It is how technology Continue Reading →