#FollowFriday: Using Twitter in Learning

Interesting story in THE, with Rosie Miles, who I heard from at Winchester in the past: Dr Miles used Twitter, she said, as a kind of “ludic learning” tool, allowing students to connect with Victorian literature in a very 21st-century way. Students adopted Twitter personas based on fictional characters: Dr Jekyll became @Doubleface1886, while Dracula’s enemy Continue Reading →

Should McCann Twitter abuser have been doorstepped on TV? for @ConversationUK

A recent piece, published for The Conversation UK, under Creative Commons licence (republished on Durham University): Should McCann Twitter abuser have been doorstepped on TV? By Bex Lewis, Durham University Brenda Leyland, a 63-year old woman from Leicestershire who had been accused of publishing a stream of internet abuse about the family of missing child Continue Reading →

Tweet Featured on #BBCSML

Today’s programme was pre-advertised as: Should there be a ‘fat tax’ on sugary drinks and fast food? This week the government announced a new healthy food school meal initiative across England. This is part of the solution to tackle the growing obesity issue facing the UK. A quarter of British adults are now thought to be obese. Continue Reading →

Basic Instructions for Twitter #MediaLit14

Keen to get all participants at #MediaLit14 participating in Twitter, so sending out simple instructions ahead of time: 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…

[WORKSHOP] Engaging with the Twittersphere

Do you understand what Twitter is all about, and what it’s capable of? No? This half day practical workshop will give you insight into how Twitter can help you build relationships, both locally and further afield. Come and learn the tools and etiquette that you need to tweet effectively. Who is the course for? Anyone Continue Reading →

[INFOGRAPHIC] Adults & Teens on Social Media

I’m not sure it’s so clear-cut/homogenous, but interesting non-the-less: 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…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Twitter Timeline

Just found this on Mashable – interesting what they highlight: 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…

Complain on Twitter? Get a Quicker Response?

A really interesting segment on The One Show yesterday, which confirmed what I have already found over the past couple of years, that companies will respond more quickly to social media complaints, often (but not always) leading to a quicker resolution. You still need to think about how you complain: The results were no surprise Continue Reading →