[CANCER] Trying to find ‘the new normal’

When it looked like it was 'back to normal' last year, even though I was already being tested for the forthcoming secondary diagnosis, of course I very much hoped that it wouldn't be that ... but it was, and it's been a hard year trying to come to terms with what at times truly feels like a 'life-limiting disease' in the widest sense ... Operation Ovaries I got my stable scan about a month ago,…

[MEDIA] Chatting with @PremierRadio ‘One in four young people addicted to smartphones claims new research, Christian academic says it raises bigger questions’

Yesterday some new research was released under headlines such as: 'Smartphone 'addiction': Young people 'panicky' when denied mobiles' (BBC) 'One in four children 'have problematic smartphone use' (Guardian) '23 per cent of young people show "problematic smartphone usage": report (Mobile Marketing Magazine) One in four teenagers ‘face mental health risk’ from phone addiction (The Times) Smartphone ‘Addiction’ Amongst Teens Is A Thing Now Oceans Vibe News A quarter of young people are 'problematic' smartphone users, King's…

[MEDIA] How can social media affect an election? #GE2019 for @ManMetUni

I've been talking about social media and elections again ... who knew I'd have to do this so frequently? An extract: Social media is more embedded in people’s lives than ever before – most people don’t overthink their use of digital platforms. The four biggest platforms currently in use (albeit differently by different demographics) are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. Three of those are owned by Facebook and, as Hilary Clinton said recently, “When Facebook is the…

[LIFE] Wild Swimming and FEELING ALIVE. Yes, I am #BusyLivingWithMets

So, I've been feeling quite overwhelmed by life, work and everything at the moment, but got the chance to take some time out Thursday evening/Friday morning, courtesy of Kate's great organising skills, and the company of Johnny, Stuart et al ... This was our faces after our first dip:   View this post on Instagram   On a mini road trip with @revkatebottley for a bit of #DalesDipping. Feeling ALIVE!! We’ve another dip to come…

[MEDIA] Talking about #FactCheckUK with @UCBNewsTeam for #GE2019

Earlier today I had a conversation with the news team for UCB radio, and manage to capture this snippet used this evening (the rest will follow later, as we talked more generally about social media/the election): I'm keeping tabs on some interesting links on Wakelet. Interestingly the parody account for Boris Johnson was right on top of it, demonstrating just how quickly the internet can respond:
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