Tag Archives: social media

So what have we learned from the second police Twitter day?

The first global law enforcement Twitter day took place in March this year and around nine months later we were doing it all again. Statistics showed there was significant interest in the first one and around 200 officers and police … Continue reading

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Take those opportunities

The communication industry has for too long being caught up in desperately trying to protect reputation of organisations or businesses, which is a very negative approach. It is all creating a version of reality that can become a twisted perversion … Continue reading

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What stops companies from using social media?

What stops us doing things? What is it that means we say ‘I don’t think that is a sensible way forward’? How can we overcome these barriers? I have had a chance to speak to some teenagers about their use … Continue reading

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Five truths about social media

I have had a number of opportunities in recent weeks to talk about the benefits brought by organisations using social media as well as the challenges that exist. It has been a useful time to reflect on what has been … Continue reading

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Does social media bring happiness?

Some people will be aware that I have been taking part in an online course about social psychology run through the brilliant Coursera service. It has been an amazing experience and my first of taking part in a MOOC (massive … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath and go social

Developing a social business approach is something that I have been spending more and more time talking about. It is focusing on making connections across an organisation that can aid problem solving and help to improve communication. There has been … Continue reading

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24 hour offline sickness

I have been offline for about 24 hours as I was ill with some kind of virus. It meant I was unable to do anything other than sleep and be sick. I am feeling better now but it made me … Continue reading

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Positive impressions

I am part way through a fascinating course about social psychology which has already given me a lot to think about. (Thanks to Coursera and Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University) One of the more interesting aspects has been research … Continue reading

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Social: force for good or evil?

I had an involved conversation today with a friend who I know through our love of things equine. But this was not a chat about horses, instead we were discussing whether social networks were a force for good or evil … Continue reading

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Digital or PR – what is killing newspapers?

I read with interest the comments from Worcester News deputy editor John Wilson who claims it is PR for public bodies that is the real threat to journalism. http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2013/news/editor-claims-pr-not-digital-first-is-killing-newspapers/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed He argues that it isn’t the Internet or the rise of … Continue reading

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