Speaker: Friendship in a Digital Age #mmudigifriends #mcrESRCfestival

Slides put together at short notice to contribute to ESRC funded event ‘Are you really my friend? Exploring digital relationships’┬áthis morning (I’m unlikely to use all my slides – but people can see the shape which offers an overview of one my book chapter re ‘Relationships (Online)’: Friendship in a Digital Age (@drbexl for @MMUBS) […]

[REPORT] Friendship in a Digital Age

“Young people are using a diverse range of digital platforms to communicate with their friends, and most young people are having a positive time online.” Encouraging from Internet Safety Day back in February, in this short report Friendship in a Digital Age: http://dwn5wtkv5mp2x.cloudfront.net/ufiles/Report_Friendship_in_a_Digital_Age.pdf

#BIGRead14: The Unlovely

#BIGRead14 Today’s poem ‘The Unlovely‘ ends: Help us learn to love the unlovely that we might find ourselves loving the unlovely in others, and that the unlovable parts of ourselves might feel the warmth and worth of true love. I loved this picture above – made from recycled materials – all things that had been […]

Can you make real friends online asks @PsychologiesMag

Guess I better get round to submitting an article that’s skittering around in my head for Psychologies magazine, as I spotted this story asking whether online friendships are ‘real’? I need to get on with my research – once I’ve written my book for parents/turned my PhD into a book (or equivalent digital!), as I […]