#EmptyShelf 2016 #42: Viral Loop: The Power of Pass-it-On by @Penenberg (Hodder, 2009)

So, continuing my look at memes/virality/sharing for a new chapter for my PhD thesis-related publication, and I picked up a nice brightly coloured book that’s been on my shelf for quite some time – Adam L Penenberg’s┬áViral Loop from 2009 (hardback) 2010 (paperback). It’s quite enjoyable reading a book which essentially contains quite a lot […]

#DigitalParenting: BBC Drama ‘Picture of Innocence’

‘Moving On‘ is a series of BBC dramas about how to ‘move on’ and pass turning points in life. This episode, named ‘Picture of Innocence’: When Hayley’s 16-year-old daughter Ruby comes flying in from school one evening in tears, Hayley presumes it is just another teenage drama. Ruby won’t tell her anything and her younger […]

Social Media #RoyalWedding #RW2011

When William’s parents married in 1981, there were around 3,500 in St Paul’s Cathedral, and it is estimated that around 750 million people watched on TV (I was 6, and most of the people from our (breathren) church watched it around someone else’s house). So, in the age of social media, how many are going […]

#getmehome: Social media and stranded travellers

“If the volcanic ash from Iceland had made its way across Europe five years ago, its effects would have been even more distressing for the thousands of people stranded far from home. Why? Because five years ago most people did not have access to the social-networking services which are helping some stranded travellers make their […]