[EVENT] #DigitalLabs Conference by @ChurchOfEngland

The last couple of days have really made my brain work... but I've really enjoyed the mix of sessions (strategic and practical), and been able to listen to a number of them whilst doing other bits and bobs, whilst capturing some of them for Twitter! It's encouraging to se how much the Church of England digital work has moved forward over the last few years (I used to run training sessions at Church House, London,…

[AUCKLAND] Engaging Faithfully with Social Media

Panel and Q&A with Stephen Garner and Eunice Price My Session: Social media has become a part of everyday life, including the faith lives of many. It is a space that assumes an observing gaze, and we question what it is about social and digital culture that shapes expectations of what users can or want to do in online spaces. A disciple is one who seeks to learn and live the teachings of Jesus Christ…

[MEDIA] How can social media affect an election? #GE2019 for @ManMetUni

I've been talking about social media and elections again ... who knew I'd have to do this so frequently? An extract: Social media is more embedded in people’s lives than ever before – most people don’t overthink their use of digital platforms. The four biggest platforms currently in use (albeit differently by different demographics) are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. Three of those are owned by Facebook and, as Hilary Clinton said recently, “When Facebook is the…

[MEDIA] Talking about #FactCheckUK with @UCBNewsTeam for #GE2019

Earlier today I had a conversation with the news team for UCB radio, and manage to capture this snippet used this evening (the rest will follow later, as we talked more generally about social media/the election): I'm keeping tabs on some interesting links on Wakelet. Interestingly the parody account for Boris Johnson was right on top of it, demonstrating just how quickly the internet can respond:
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