Author Archives: johnpopham

About johnpopham

Facilitator at Social Media training and advice. Ran #twicket. Digital Inclusion. Live video streaming. Rural Broadband. Campaign for Free Hospital Wifi.

Telecare & Telehealth: Drivers for Digital Inclusion

Earlier this week, I spend two days at Leeds University Business School, videoing the AKTIVE project conference “Technology, Care and Ageing: Enhancing Independence”. Although my role was to observe proceedings through the screen on the back of the camera, I … Continue reading

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Do you want to talk to others or just yourself?

This is just a quick thought stimulated by Facebook’s move to force people to use its Messenger app rather than messaging people through the general Facebook app. I’ve seen a number of people on social media platforms grumbling about this, … Continue reading

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Social Media: We’re all advertisers now

I was asked to go on BBC Radio Sheffield this week to talk about how people are using social media to make public complaints about products and services. You can listen to the section from the programme below. The item … Continue reading

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Social Media and Privacy

I am often asked about how people can protect their privacy in the age of social media. I was asked this at the NHC Digital Inclusion Conference in Manchester last Thursday, and I have been further prompted by something I … Continue reading

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Wifi for Hospital Patients: A Major Breakthrough

Just when I was feeling the Campaign for Free Wifi for Hospital Patients had stalled, there comes news of a major breakthrough. Prompted by Consultant Paediatrician, Sebastian Yuen, George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton has introduced free wifi. This came about … Continue reading

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Isn’t is lovely when you get positive feedback? This is a bit more positive than I might have hoped for…. and then there was wheely.

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Using Social Media to tell the other side of the story

Reading this post this morning, on the important role that social media has played in social uprisings in Ukraine and Venezuela , made me think once again about the important opportunities which are missed by so many in the UK to … Continue reading

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The Digital Inclusion Laundry

Today we had a lovely get together of people with a stake in Digital Inclusion in Leeds. The event was held at Leeds Federated Housing Association and included an update on the HUGO project, one of whose buses is now on … Continue reading

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Wifi in Hospitals

Hello This post is for the myriad of people who come to my blog looking for information on how to get online while they are in hospital. I am really sorry, that I probably won’t be able to help you. … Continue reading

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Human Organisations

I’m inspired by a post written by Anne Cooper this morning about change models. Anne works in the NHS and has to deal with massive change, elements of which can be achieved using a variety of methodologies. Personally, I get … Continue reading

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