Social media: helpful or hurtful in a crisis like #Manchester, Drive with @DelaneyMan, @TalkRadio

Thanks to all those who responded on Facebook regarding the story of ‘how problematic is social media for the kind of event that happened in Manchester (at the Ariana Grande concert)’, does it add to the drama, and what is the responsibility of social media companies in all this? Especially interested in this academic paper from Cardiff University in which the following stages of social media response to a crisis appear evident: reporting, requesting, responding/recruiting, risking, Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] iGen: How young people are using social media today with @TWRuk and @MeganLackie

A few weeks ago, I had a chat with Megan Lackie about young people and social media, with content placed after a panel discussion with a couple of ‘younger Christians’ (Dave, Joanna and Arun): Social media is a ‘neutral’ tool can be used well/used badly. That ‘addiction’ word was used again – see previous interview with TWR on there! The notion of ‘quality’ time in face-to-face over online and ‘reality’. The use of social media for Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Communication Conference 2017, for @ukvocation

There’s a lot to fit into the day, and I don’t want to overload people, so we’ve framed the day around three areas, each at a fairly ‘think about it level’ – practical sessions need a lot more time/equipment, and most people, once inspired, can then go and do what is needed, using e.g. YouTube videos. I’ll be working with ‘The Religious’ for the day: Day with ‘The Religious’ at Catholic Vocations Communications Conference from Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing the responsibility of social media companies re safer internet with @UCBMedia

Back in February, the government set forward plans for a new Internet Safety Strategy, and there was a meeting on Wednesday in which Karen Bradey MP called for software companies to be more responsible: “Social media companies have a responsibility to protect people who use their technology, and we want to hear what more can be done to keep children and young people safe from online threats. “This Government is determined to make Britain the Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Chatting with @TWRUK re Internet Addiction

So, James Maidment-Fullard gave up using social media on his smartphone for part of Lent, as an insight into what that meant – connected me via Facebook for my thoughts … I’ve not listened yet (full programmes on Listen Later), but captured the half-hour programme: 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 Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing #Snapchat Streaks with @BBC5Live

Earlier today, I had a chat with Sam Walker (and some other interesting contributors) on Radio 5 Live about Snapchat Streaks. You can read a more general overview of Snapchat here. Once again, I’d done my prep (and again, if you’re a Facebook friend, can see the thoughts friends put in): Read around, [email protected] from book & great FB convos re #snapchat streaks on @bbc5live earlier … A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Mission in a Virtual World for @salvationarmyuk

This morning’s session is with those training within The Salvation Army, at the London offices: Mission in a Virtual World, for The Salvation Army 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…

Day 1: Surveillance and Religion Conference (with @es61andrews)

Tweets from today’s workshop. The event continues for the next two days, but I need to get back to MMU and teach… [View the story “Day 1: Surveillance and Religion Conference (with @es61andrews)” on Storify] 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…