[MEDIA] Are Mobile Phones Good/Bad for Us? The O2 Outage with @BBCRadioManc

Whilst waiting for more scan results, I'm sleeping pretty heavily. I awoke at 9.10am - to a text from BBC Radio Manchester asking if I could comment on the O2 data outage, and whether we're too reliant on our mobile phones? I spoke about this #o2down on @BBCRadioManc this morning - https://t.co/tdduFljIfl - about 27 minutes in ... — Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl) December 6, 2018 I'm on Three, so no problem for me, and…

[MEDIA] Talking ‘Smartphones cause family row every single day in British homes, study finds’ with @PremierRadio

A new study by Common Sense Media, introduced as: The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Mobile Devices in the United Kingdom surveyed 1,200 U.K. parents and teens about their mobile device use and digital media habits. In addition to mobile devices being a daily source of distraction -- and, at times, conflict -- the results show the variety of ways that digital devices can affect the parent-teen dynamic. Despite reporting concerns about feelings of addiction, parents…

[CANCER/MEDIA] How Facebook Can Help My Cancer Fight with @BCloudUK

Dr Bex Lewis explains to Jonathan Symcox how social media had an "overwhelmingly positive" impact on her battle against breast cancer: An extract: I was privileged this week to speak with Dr Bex Lewis at an #HonestTalks event focused on social media run by Fourth Day PR. A senior lecturer in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and expert on the digital landscape, you would expect her to extol the virtues of social media. But…

[MEDIA] ‘Keep calm: The story behind the UK’s most famous poster design’ for @CNNStyle

The other week, I had a very enjoyable chat with Jacopo Prisco from CNN Style, and yesterday, the story posted: It's a pretty good representation of the conversation, although "the "Keep Calm" version never left the warehouses.", as it was distributed around the country, just never officially sanctioned for release on the billboards. Also clarify that A.P. Waterfield definitely provided the text for 'Your Courage' poster, but it's not clear who wrote the words for this…

[MEDIA] Talking teenagers and the internet – are they fed up with it? With @PremierRadio

I spoke briefly to Tola on Premier Radio about the new survey that has been done which indicates that children are getting fed up with social media and preferring 'non-smart' phones - sources of information were The Guardian and The Daily Mail. Some notes on this: What questions were asked in this survey, and what kind of question response opportunities does this give? The findings seem to echo a lot of media narratives - that…
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