Category Archives: Social Media

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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Appreciation

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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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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21st Century Meetings

I am hearing reports that papers for meetings of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are key bodies within the new structure of the NHS, are routinely running to more than 500 pages. How on earth can anyone be expected to absorb … Continue reading

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“Restrict social media access and you may lose your followers”

I’m inspired by something Mike Clark said in this post on Shirley Ayres‘ blog. In one of the points in Mike’s excellent post about digital leadership he suggests: “Restrict social media access and you may lose your followers” I think this … Continue reading

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Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary thinks Social Media is a waste of time

Thanks to Helen Reynolds for highlighting this story on Twitter. Apparently, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary thinks Social Media is a waste of time. He said: “Those who participate in social media and blogs and so on are people who’ve got time on … Continue reading

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365 Goodwill

Happy New Year. So, the festive season is coming to an end, and things are returning to normal, although I suspect many people will not yet be back to work. I have a great ambivalence about what I call “forced … Continue reading

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