One of the dilemmas of modern life is how to manage one’s connections and relationships on social media. When do you declare you’re in a relationship with someone on Facebook? And do you name the person (thereby linking to their profile) when you do so? Are you obliged to befriend online your existing connections’ partners […]
In the cult 1960s TV series, The Prisoner, the main protagonist is a secret agent who gets gassed and kidnapped upon resigning, and wakes up in an avant-garde closed community (“The Village”) in which one’s every conversation and interaction is monitored and recorded by the mysterious authorities. Deprived of a name, and given a unique […]
How much can you convey within 140 characters? And what, of any worth, can really be said within that limitation? I was having this debate the other day in a LinkedIn Group, with the other person maintaining that it was perfectly feasible to convey something of genuine worth or insight within a solitary, isolated tweet […]
The below is a transcript of a lecture I gave at the University of Sheffield (@sheffjournalism) on Friday 3rd May 2013 to a group of Journalism students. During the talk I deviated often from the script, and we had a lively Q&A session after my presentation, the content of which is not captured in the below. […]
Does Size Matter? Not when it comes to the number of Twitter followers you have, as Nick Lewis (@NLCuk) of Nick Lewis Communications explains.
In last week’s episode of the BBC’s long running Sci-Fi drama Doctor Who, the eponymous hero was battling a new otherworldly foe that inhabited Wi-Fi and which went around stealing people’s souls. Like all good fantasy or science fiction, The Bells of St. John was an allegory of a contemporary social quandary, and the show […]