Category Archives: social media

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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When we were young 

It was shocking to read the study published today that said the majority of young people wish social media had never been invented. Many had taken part in a digital detox and around half had suffered online abuse.  This was … Continue reading

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Goodbye to September 

It has been an amazing month with highs and lows but so much that I have learnt. After succumbing to a small bout of sickness and a cold at the end of the month it has made me be a … Continue reading

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Adapt and survive

I was very sad to learn a few days ago of the end of the line for the Oldham Chronicle newspaper. After 160 years the daily newspaper closed with around 50 people losing their jobs. The loss of the jobs … Continue reading

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