[EVENT] Collecting Material from #OutOfControl Conference

Yesterday, I went to the #OutOfControl conference organised by Natalie Collins, tied to the release of her book. I shared my material yesterday, but also collected the tweets together in Wakelet (have now told Natalie about this tool, and think she may be doing a more curated version) - they are in reverse order, and aside from taking out tweets not related to the event, not curated:

[EVENT] Picking the ideas for @ChurchofEngland at #CofELabs

So, yesterday, I really enjoyed attending the Church of England 'Live Labs' digital sprint. Last year was the first year that the Church of England digital team (first formed in 2016) tried this, and they gave everyone attending an open brief to come up with an idea that the Church of England could use... this resulted in some grand ideas, and also two very useable ideas that the church has taken up in the past…

[CHARITY/CANCER] Partaking in the #Swimathon with @mmu_business staff

As I've written on the page, which is for all of our friends to sponsor us: Cancer has truly got in the way of my life since August 2017, when I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. After going through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy (documented on https://drbexl.co.uk/category/cancer/), I hoped that the 'cancer treadmill' was flattening out. My colleagues and I, lecturers in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, therefore signed up to participate in…

[CANCER] Health & Wellbeing Event @TheChristieNHS

Today, I made it to a really helpful event at the Christie. Yesterday, I'd decided not to go (waiting for scan/results is exhausting, keeping yourself 'up'), then woke up this morning thinking, this is probably exactly what I need. I was largely going because I'm hoping that our team will be funded for Macmillan research into social media/cancer, and I wanted to see the level at which dissemination took place. I found the event a…

[EVENT] What can social media tell us about society? by @NatCen at @TwitterUK #ESRCFestival

Social media data is of great value to researchers. What people say on platforms such as Twitter can tell us a great deal about society's attitudes. It can also allow us to capture reactions to political events in the moment. However, since the Cambridge Analytica scandal – which involved data from millions of Facebook users being mined and used for political ads to sway the 2016 US presidential election – people are more sceptical of…