Category Archives: technology

Snow way

In the North West there was quite a lot of snow that helpfully arrived this morning just before rush hour. The usual traffic chaos ensued as people have no ability to devise alternative plans. We will have lost many working … Continue reading

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In the right gear

As communicators we can often learn a lot from the way small businesses are operating. Communication doesn’t have to be big, flamboyant and outlandish to be of note. It may be the stuff that historically will win awards but if … 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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Get out of the office and listen

We all think that in the world today we are more connected than at ever before and to some extent that is true. It is easy now to share information and updates across the world at the touch of a … 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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Christmas countdown

We are just a week away from the start of Advent and the real countdown to Christmas. Today I started to do some serious Christmas shopping although I was doing it once again from my home using my computer rather … Continue reading

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Eyes wide open

How do we know that the news we read on social media is accurate? Who can we trust and who is posting honestly? There are some scary statistics about that young people are getting the majority of their news from … Continue reading

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A quick hello and a big impact

Today was World Hello Day and that might sound a bit twee or even dull but it has an important message behind it. The point of the day was to try and encourage people to say hello and even start … Continue reading

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To hack or not to hack

For the second time this week I am going to do something unusual and blog about coding. Not from a technical perspective because I am actually feeling a bit inadequate in that respect. But this weekend is the adult Hack … Continue reading

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