[MEDIA] Nativity on the Net on @BBCRadioSolent

I was interviewed by Zoe before Christmas, and this is now being played out across various local BBC Radio stations today, about Christians promoting the nativity - on the net. * 13 minutes in, strange to hear the #PremDac15 awards music (a conference that I'm involved in organising)! * 23 minutes in, time for Guardians of Ancora (a project I did a small amount of work for) * 33 minutes The Lord's Prayer video 'banned' in cinemas…

Happy Christmas 2015

After so many dead robins appearing in my newsfeed, I thought I'd add a live one! My online Christmas card may be less effortful than last year - but here's a few pics that I've enjoyed seeing appear in my newsfeed (with some random bits of news from me) to wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2016... I'm not into Star Wars (I know, shock horror!), but the jokes still make sense -…

[DEBATE] “This house believes that digital saves money, solves problems and delivers efficiencies”

This blog post starts: It was a merry band that gathered in Manchester last week for the final Digital Leaders North West meeting of 2015. The excitement was palpable, as we took our seats ready for the hottest debate of the year! Liz Copeland of Knowledge Hub guides us through what happened. Our motion: This house believes that digital saves money, solves problems and delivers efficiencies. Speaking for the motion was Roger Longden of There…

[MEDIA] Does social media require parental consent til aged 16?

This morning this story broke: The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social media, messaging services or anything that processes their data, without explicit consent from their parent or guardian. The last-minute amendment to the new European data protection regulations would make it illegal for companies to handle the data of anyone aged 15 or younger, raising the legal…