[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:

[SPEAKER] Digital Theology: The Big C #PremDac19

So, the Premier Digital Conference (#PremDac19) is this weekend ... despite all sorts of concerns about whether I would have recovered from my operation in time... I haven't even had it yet! So, here's my speaker bio: Learn more about speaker @drbexl in our Speaker Spotlight over on our #PremierDigital blog. She will be leading a session alongside @revjoannecox called ‘Digital Theology: The Big C’ #PremDAC19 https://t.co/DDlcM0K63j pic.twitter.com/Dw1w4tJr14 — Premier Digital (@premierdigi) October 29, 2019…

[ACADEMIC/CANCER] New Facebook Group on Cancer/Social Media

I have just set up a new Facebook group called 'Social Media and Cancer 'Research Project''. The current description is: This group is a private group (can be found by searching, but entries can't be seen) created in association with a research project in development to investigate social media and cancer. The project wants to understand how and why people are using social media with/affected by cancer, and wants to 'make the lived experience better'.…
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