[SPEAKER] Can you see me? for #PremDac16

This morning I have a breakout session at the Premier Digital Conference on "Can you see me? Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space?". Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space? A huge topic which encourages you to think about who…

#EmptyShelf 2016 #41: Memes in Digital Culture by Limor Shifman (MIT Press, 2014)

As I continue to move my PhD towards publication at a very glacial pace, my reading is focusing around the notion that Keep Calm and Carry On would not have become such a phenomenon without the 'digital revolution' - so I'm looking at memes, sharing, what makes things viral, etc. First up, Limor Shifman, Memes in Digital Culture. This is a really small and readable book, but packs a really strong punch in the material that it…

[BOOK REVIEW] Sharing our Lives Online: Risks and Exposure in Social Media, by David R. Brake

Another book to add to the wishlist, particularly related to my interests on identity (online): In Sharing our Lives Online, journalism scholar David Brake explores many of the potential harms from self-disclosure on social media. Through a combination of his empirical research on personal bloggers and a theoretical framing of the micro and macro influences on our everyday use of social media platforms, he provides a compelling account of the risks of online communication conducted in…

#BIGRead14: Kindness

#BIGRead14 Beautiful words today (and read by a friend who has kindly offered me her sofa on several occasions...: Although I am grateful, I rarely appreciate the kindness of others as deeply or as warmly as I should. I love living in a digital age much of the time, so many opportunities to share with people ... (and I've just shared much of the train journey down to Taunton with a delightful set of people ..…