[MEDIA] Chatting with @PaulHUCB re Tracking Apps and Social Media in #Coronavirus Times

This evening (morning UK time), I had a chat with Paul Hammond on UCB Radio The conversation was triggered by the UK planning to produce a COVID tracking app (see Business Insider, or UnHerd), and whether it's the 'thin end of the wedge' re privacy. There's also an app that was developed by teams working with King's College that I know a number of people have voluntarily used. We then went onto talk about how…

[MEDIA] Talking about @Ofcom new Regulatory Powers with @PremierRadio

This morning it has been announced that Ofcom will have new regulatory powers with regards to online safety. See BBC, Guardian, Financial Times. I'll be on Premier Radio around 1.20pm speaking about this. <added afterwards> My thoughts so far: Cautiously optimistic (as the details are not yet clear) - as part of the mix of making digital a positive place to be. Wary about the global nature of technology, so be interesting to see how much…

[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…

[LIFE] Taking Time Out at #GB19

Well, wasn't Greenbelt 2019 fabulous. I always have lots of things listed to go to: I managed to go to: Friday: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) Lucy Spraggan Saturday: Caught the end of Nadia Bolz Weber 'A Shameless Conversation' Conversation with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Beer and Hymns Extra special was celebrating a Sara Batts upcoming wedding with our Dave Walker t-shirts: Russell Brand in Conversation Fantastic Negrito at Table *that…

[MEDIA] ‘We need to stop demonising online communities’, with @PremierRadio

'Dr Lewis said the Church can model healthy and diverse communities, as they give us the opportunity to connect with people from all different perspectives and backgrounds, which we can then apply to our online conversations. "I think one of the things that can happen with social media is you end up connecting with only the people who think like you and you have to make a real effort to do that differently. So actually,…
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