There’s been a lot of media attention on the subject of cyber bullying and sexting. And some great resources like Cybersmart have been developed to help families and young people manage their presence online. What I want to blog about today, is the pain of being a teenager in the Facebook generation. I am so grateful Facebook wasn’t around when I was in my teens. … Continue reading Mama, don’t let your kids grow up on Facebook …
I’d find it hard to be a journalist today. Journalism is a fantastic career. I’ve got a BA in Journalism and played around in a role with the Rural Press for a wee while. Good journalists are inquisitive and energetic, and can be cynical and circumspect (which helps). Quite often, they’re eloquent writers who are passionate about communicating. In other words, they like to be … Continue reading To Tweet or Not to Tweet? The Journalist’s Dilemma.
What do you do, when you meet a ‘tweet’ pal for the first time In Real Life? It’s a question that I wrestle with, because I regularly meet people face-to-face after first making a connection with them through Twitter. They’re not blind dates, but they’re pretty close in terms of how awkward you can feel. In my experience, tweet-ups have been fantastic and I’ve not … Continue reading Do You Touch Your Tweeps?
This is my second blog about the positive power of Facebook. To me, Facebook isn’t a ‘place of evil’ or ‘destroyer of young minds’ as some traditional media would have us believe. It connects people, resurrects friendships, reminds you of great times and helps you look forward to new ones. Today I’m blogging about charities on Facebook. Charities use all sorts of communications channels to … Continue reading Goodness & Light of Facebook II – Charities