Author Archives: Amanda Coleman

Seeking forgiveness

In a number of meetings and discussions today the quality of content delivered through social networks was highlighted. Four or five years ago social media users were more forgiving of organisations and businesses who were stepping into the new digital … Continue reading

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I have a complaint…..

I was interested to watch The Complainers a new programme on Channel 4 looking at those people who persistently complain and how organisations and companies were dealing with them. Now, I am not going to decide what this was trying … Continue reading

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Just ask why?

I spent some time with my seven-year-old nephew today. He is lively and quite a bright spark like many children. I can usually manage only an hour or two before my head is whizzing from his inquiring mind. He, like … Continue reading

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Does the Internet make us dumber?

One of the biggest questions for academics is ‘has the internet made us dumber?’. There are lots of theories and detailed commentary that have been published about it. I started to think about this today following a tweet by Professor … Continue reading

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Baking a top team

I spent part of today baking. I never cease to be amazed by the way that a set of ingredients come together to make something so beautiful and tasty. There isn’t much to say about flour, eggs and sugar. Individually … Continue reading

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It’s a dogs life

I have often written about the positive that can come from the use of social media and this week has shown yet again how it can bring results. The online world moved individuals to act and then achieved amazing results … Continue reading

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To vote or not to vote

No one could have failed to notice that today is election day. There are polling stations dotted around our streets and communities, there have been leaflets through the door, and it has been mentioned by every news channel. I had … Continue reading

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Try something new

We often hear the phrase that we need to think outside the box. It means that we have to think differently and look wider to deal with the problem we are facing. That is fine, but to really develop and … Continue reading

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More than two heads are the best

Building from yesterday’s blog about networking what it is and how to do it, I was thinking today about how social media brings people together. Even more important than that it encourages people to come together towards a shared goal. … Continue reading

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Networking or a good conversation?

It was an interesting Twitterchat tonight under the #commschat hashtag which discussed networking. Like many, I don’t like the term networking as it reminds me of events where people are looking to find other people that they think will be … Continue reading

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