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…
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: [audio mp3="http://drbexl.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TWR-addiction-150417.mp3"][/audio]
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):…
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
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]
I may still be tweaking this on the train on the way up (only 30 mins session), but this is the presentation I'll be giving this afternoon as an invited speaker at the Surveillance and Religion Network workshop in Edinburgh: Social Media, Peer Surveillance and Spiritual Formation from Bex Lewis
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:
Read full blog post about why I am not a fan of giving up social media for Lent, or regarding it as a 'waste of time', when it's a strong tool for building relationships.