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Is social media making us antisocial?

Last night I watched a TV programme on BBC three called Websex: What’s the harm which was investigating ‘how the internet is changing the sex lives of 16-24 year-olds’, interviewing young people who rely on social networking sites, mobile technology and webcams. One of the first young people to be interviewed was a 19 year old male who had quite worrying speech, as in he sounded pretty stupid and his sentence structure.. Read More

Are you a victim of social overshare?

Why do we use social media? To share knowledge and information with friends, family and acquaintances.  But is there a limit to how much we should share and what we share. Obviously some people do not think so! So how do we know what is the appropriate amount? Or am I contradicting myself as I have said many times that social media is largely about freedom of speech? How much.. Read More

Facebook waz ere

Tomorrow is my birthday, so as I prepare to turn one year older I think I am entitled to an old lady moan. So what is the fuel for this rant? Incorrect grammar and spelling on social media (oh and by the way, I’m turning 25 and not 85 as it may sound). So, are social media partly to blame for the increase of the incorrect use of ‘there’ instead of ‘they’re’.. Read More

RIP email?

My thoughts today are about email and the continuous debate about its suggested demise due to social media. Email is ubiquitous, but so is social media, isn’t it? We are becoming increasingly surrounded by Facebook ‘Like’ buttons and integration into many aspects of our lives, changing the way we view and share content online, and maybe even how we shop online in the near future. Email has to be one.. Read More

We wish you a social Christmas

I admit, I am a geek deep down. But I am also a Christmas geek so here is a run down of my top social media related xmas gifts. From great stocking fillers to more expensive bespoke gifts, there is something for everyone. For some this Christmas post may be a bit early, but remember it is now LESS than four weeks until the big day, so get shopping! 🙂.. Read More

Moanbook

We all love a good moan, it’s part of human nature. But is social media really the place to do this? And in particular, Facebook? I think that there is a time and a place for everything and I am no saint in all of this. I can be a very accomplished moaner, just not on Facebook. Many comments on Twitter can gets washed away or easily ignored in the.. Read More