Dig down and get specific with your social media posts

Creating good content to share on social media can be hard work. So it’s no surprise that sometimes we’ll take the easy route and fall back on sharing vague posts about our work and ask followers to click a link to find out more. The danger in sharing vague posts is that your content can become bland and fail to demonstrate relevance to your online … Continue reading Dig down and get specific with your social media posts

Students on Instagram at exam time

I was interviewed for a story on Adelaide’s Channel 7 News last night (thanks Roscoe Whalan): The story revolved around some South Australian students sitting their NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) test yesterday who shared #naplan images on Instagram. These ranged from pre-exam selfies to images of the exam papers. Students had captions where they bemoaned sitting exams … to put it mildly. Lots … Continue reading Students on Instagram at exam time

What if your parents had used social media?

Have you ever wondered: what if your parents had had social media? What types of things might they have shared? And would you have wanted to read it? My parents were born in 1950 and met while they were teenagers; my mother gave birth to me three days before her 20th birthday. All I have now of their early history are the black and white … Continue reading What if your parents had used social media?