Social Media: “Doctor Who and The Twitter of Outrage”

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

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 […]

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Why Google Glass will change society and politics forever

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog | 8 comments

Imagine this: You are a politician on the stump or a public servant addressing a meeting, and you make the most embarrassing Freudian slip, Spoonerism or malapropism imaginable.  In normal circumstances, if that address was not covered by the media, it would be something that could be apologised for on the spot, or something that would be […]

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Social Media, Farming and the Horsemeat Crisis

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

With each passing day, the European food industry increasingly seems intent on replicating the plot of the 70s Dystopian movie classic, Soylent Green.  Recent documentaries and articles on the subject are no longer just debating if unaccounted for and unlabelled content is actually in our foodstuff, but are now speculating  on the large percentages of it.  And […]

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Social Media – A Memory of the Future?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

The End of Times are upon us, apparently. According to a report for the UK Government by Prof Sir John Beddington, entitled “Future Identities” and published last month, social media will change our society beyond recognition in an age of ‘hyper-connectivity’: “A particular challenge posed by hyper-connectivity will be the potential for greater social turbulence […]

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To Tweet or not to Tweet? That is the question.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog | 5 comments

Or should the question be “why are you on Twitter”? For the reasons we join Twitter or, indeed any social networking site, vary from person to person, organisation to organisation. And the reasons we join Twitter should determine what we tweet about and how we tweet it. If one is looking to engage with new […]

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