Tag Archives: social media

The responsibilities of the eye-witness

A week ago I was heading home from a whistle-stop visit to Brussels to take part in a conference about social media and crisis communication. It was a world away from the streets of Manchester. The discussion was about citizen … Continue reading

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Eight predictions for communication in 2015

Most people should be back at work tomorrow morning. Finally, things will be back to normal but for me I have worked through the festive period so am less stressed about Monday morning. I thought it would be a good … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my predictions for 2014

Almost a year ago I posted eight predictions for communication in 2014 and now as we near the end of the year I thought it was worth reflecting on whether they were accurate or not. It was 1 January 2014 … Continue reading

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Social media for any age

Recently I had the pleasure of running a workshop for some community groups. The aim of the event was to help them to understand how social media, and in particular Twitter, could be used to support their work. I had … Continue reading

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Going back to move forward

I have had a chance to think about a few things in recent days. This has been mainly due to the fact I have had a few days away from work and had the opportunity to reflect on some issues. … Continue reading

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Twenty four hours: incidents, challenges and a dose of commitment

It is four years since the first #GMP24 took place. Back in 2010 it was the method of providing details of every call received by Greater Manchester Police that took the spotlight. It was among the first times that Twitter … Continue reading

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A million in 24 hours

A few months ago I was alerted through social media to a request from Manchester Dogs Home for food. They needed urgent help because the cupboards were almost bare. As the home does such great work and is just round … Continue reading

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