[MEDIA] Conversation with @BeckyWant on @BBCRadioManc re Cancer and COVID (and Week 4 of Treatment)

As you may be aware, including from my BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio 4 programmes, one of many things that has been disrupted by coronavirus, is cancer treatment - both initial diagnostics, and the ongoing treatment for those of us with incurable cancer ... Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Manchester Anyway, Friday morning, I was up early to chat to Becky Want (and immediately fell asleep again) at just after 7:10am (go to 1:11, through…

[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…
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