Category Archives: Twitter

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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HUGO Launch – all events should be like this

I believe in practicing what you preach. And yesterday was a prime example of that. I did one of my presentations about Digital Storytelling and its role in digital inclusion at the launch of the HUGO project in Leeds. As … Continue reading

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Using technology to disrupt centralised decision-making

I am starting to write this hoping it will not turn into a rant. I’ve said this before, many times, and I suspect I will say it again, many more times. Britain is one of the most centralised countries in … Continue reading

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Retro Hour

Some of us had a conversation on Twitter last night reminiscing about 2008 and how we used to have lots of purely social banter on the platform. The feeling was that a lot of this has been lost in the … Continue reading

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Social Media for Social Good

Often when people ask me what I do, I say “Social Media for Social Good”. I do things that are not social media, and I also help companies use social media to sell things, but a key part of my … Continue reading

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Let’s use audio to spread best practice

My thoughts on using audio to spread best practice from conferences and events

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Social Media is not anti-social

Today’s phone-in on BBC Radio 4′s “You and Yours” programme was entitled “Is social media making us more anti-social”. You can listen to it here. It was all a bit predictable really, a succession of luddites rang in to complain … Continue reading

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My First Week on Twitter – An Idea

I’ve been thinking about those shared twitter accounts, where a different person tweets on behalf of a place, an organisation, or an idea every week. Some of them are really good, some, I have to say, are banal in the … Continue reading

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The IslandGovCamp Odyssey

I’m thinking there should be a klaxon going off at this point and a flashing banner, reading DAFT IDEA. But… here goes anywhere. Announcing the IslandGovCamp Odyssey… or, at least running it up a flagpole to see who salutes. I’ve … Continue reading

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Social Media – How do we find out?

The latest Leeds Social Media Surgery was interesting to say the least. For some reason, I was the only “Surgeon” present, and we had 7 patients, considerably fewer than the average turnout, but a bit difficult for one person to … Continue reading

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