Category Archives: social networks

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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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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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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Plan in peacetime

I was part of a discussion about ‘fake news’ at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North West event last night. One of the other speakers the esteemed Steve Kuncewicz made the point that you need to prepare for … Continue reading

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Uniquely the same

We all value the fact that we are different. We are all unique with a history and range of experiences that help to define who we are. For many people when they are young they are desperately trying to show … Continue reading

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The third phase of social media

I had an interesting day at a discussion about policing and the use of technology. My contribution was discussing social media, the benefits, the challenges and what the future holds. It is a subject that I have been involved with … Continue reading

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A special Christmas message

A friend of mine was questioning whether in the modern world of social media and instant connection we really needed to keep the tradition of sending Christmas cards. I can see the logic. We are able to connect with each … Continue reading

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