Category Archives: Feature SM

Who to Believe?

I like reading Robert Crampton’s regular feature Beta Male in The Times Magazine on Saturdays.  His brutally honest, self-deprecating, slightly quirky take on life as a chronic under-achiever is amusing and a constant reminder not to take life too seriously. … Continue reading

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The role of video as a channel for improving social collaboration

Earlier this year I was invited by Media Platform to attend a webinar on Driving Engagement with your Enterprise Social Network.  I was motivated to register by the company’s positioning statement: “In the age of online video and social media, … Continue reading

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How flawed is the #Leveson Report by ignoring “the elephant in the room”?

Let’s be honest, Leveson was never going to be able to carry everyone with him. There are too many vested interests, as well as a nation’s worth of opinions, but the general consensus seems to be that he’s done a … Continue reading

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Is modern technology encouraging us to make rash judgements rather than develop lasting skills?

Last weekend I found an anomalous little snippet in the Sunday Times Style magazine that resonated with me so strongly that I’m going to repeat it here word for word.  (It’s unattributed as, although it appeared on @SallyBrampton’s Agony Aunt … Continue reading

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“Are we dancing to technology’s tune, or is it dancing to ours?”

This was the start of a very thought-provoking episode of Radio 4’s #DigitalHuman exploring “…whether we have all become techno-fundamentalists”. In previous posts I have explored the role of social media as part of today’s corporate communicator’s arsenal of resources.  … Continue reading

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If I admit to “not getting” Twitter, does that make me enlightened or just a Luddite?

As far as the attraction of Twitter goes, I’ve come full circle. Initially, I really didn’t get it as, for the most part, it seemed to be all about the minutiae of selected celebrities lives.  I felt about Twitter the … Continue reading

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Social Media : Expanding or diminishing our lives?

I recently started a discussion under this heading on LinkedIn Group TED: Ideas Worth Spreading and found myself asked by another member,: “You realize that ‘social media’ is ‘the internet’ right?” Are they now synonymous?    I instinctively believed that there … Continue reading

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