Category Archives: social media

Unacceptable

I saw Reading trending on Twitter last night and like a lot of other people wanted to check out what was going on. I had switched the TV over to Sky News but nothing was being said. Then the basic … Continue reading

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Heroes and villains

The world is constantly changing and as professional communicators it is vital that we are also observers of the world around us. If we become trapped in our environment we can start to lose our effectiveness. Over the past few … Continue reading

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Reflections on another busy week

This has been another week of ups and downs, good and bad, positive and negative. It has been testing and enjoyable in equal measure but thankfully I have made it to the weekend. My week started with a trip to … Continue reading

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At the touch of a button

I was talking about eight years of developing social media to a group of new police press officers and communications people today. It was an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved and where we have moved to over … Continue reading

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Enforced social media detox

I haven’t felt very well today. I say this not for any sympathy but to explain that I haven’t looked at social media for the majority of the day. It is an enforced detox because I didn’t have the energy … Continue reading

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A lonely place

I was asked recently what I did to relax from a stressful job. As any reader of his blog will know I am lucky to have a strong support network of family and friends as well as my menagerie that … Continue reading

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It was nine years ago today

Nine years ago on this day I was taking my first tentative steps into social media. I established my Twitter account @amandacomms and wondered what lay ahead. It was a very different time in 2009. I had been a head … Continue reading

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Questioning social media

There seems to have been more written about the decision by JD Weatherspoon’s decision to withdraw from social media than any piece of communication activity for a very long time. I have resisted the temptation to get involved in the … Continue reading

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Click ‘I agree’

I have been watching the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica developments with interest. At he heart of this is the issue of data and who owns it, what is done with it and what does it all mean. For years people … Continue reading

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All ears 

If there is one skill that is underused and undervalued it is listening. It is often said that we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. But the modern life is more about us all broadcasting than consuming … Continue reading

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