Govt social media complaints protocol: toothless tiger?

 It’s been almost a week since TV personality Charlotte Dawson died. Since then, there have been a lot of conversations around trolling, cyberbullying, mental health, the responsibilities of social media networks, and the federal government’s Cooperative Arrangement for Complaints Handling on Social Networking Sites  (scroll down to the PDFs). The protocol has been signed by Facebook, Google,…

Some Kind of Important

It’s a hard job being a school teacher, right? The bulk of the challenge is wrangling children into some sort of calm state where they’ll be able to listen to you and absorb at least a tiny percentage of what you’re saying. Kids, amiright? Well,  it’s not just children who have a tough time listening….

Book review: The Circle

Originally posted on MickyMedia:
Today I was reminded of Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for Facebook when he announced its acquisition of the messaging app, WhatsApp. Making the announcement on his own Facebook page, Zuckerberg stated that “Our mission is to make the world more open and connected”. On official Facebook pages you can read a similar line:…

Do you change how you use Twitter depending on time of day?

I reckon I use Twitter differently in the evenings compared to during my working day. I decided to ask some of my Twitter friends if they did the same. Here’s the question I posed and the answers they kindly shared with me … Question:  Do you change how you use Twitter depending on the time…

Zombies really are coming to get you

I’m not the bloodthirsty type and I certainly couldn’t sit down to watch the Aussie horror, Wolf Creek, in its entirety. Yet I am a fan of the AMC series The Walking Dead, charting life in a world overrun by zombies. Sure there’s plenty of flesh-eating and screaming and foolish running and gratuitous stomping of heads with…

Making your own Facebook cover: amazing free tools

Recently I’ve been trying out some online tools that enable you to easily create Facebook cover images. As many of you would know, cover images are that big slab of real estate at the top of your Facebook page. Once upon a time, Facebook ruled over them with a set of terms and conditions to…