On Thursday 2nd April, I attended (for lack of a better word) a super interesting webinar all about "pandemic culture" - looking at the impact of social isolation, the role of 24/7 media coverage, and what brands can do and what they shouldn't do etc. I initially wrote this up as a thread on Twitter … Continue reading Pandemic Culture and Anxiety: a look at social, personal and business response
Every so often I have these days where I slightly freak out and panic. Not in an anxiety way. No, no, no. It’s not sinister. It’s kind of the opposite. More like excitement. Intense. Scary. Exhilarating. Excitement. Like a ‘holy shit the world is so big and how did you pull that off and how … Continue reading PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making
Slacktivism is a funny little hybrid word - a portmanteau of ‘slacker’ and ‘activism’. It applies to ‘actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk’, but more generally referring to the casual liking or retweeting of political or issue-led content online in lieu of mobilising IRL. Over the … Continue reading Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?
It's London Technology Week and therefore it's time to have a think about how Smart technology, wearables and the Internet of Things is changing us as humans. It's times to ask some questions. Is Google making us stupid? Is technology changing our brains?
The release of Zoe Sugg’s first book emphasised her enviable, much-loved status. Girl Online disappeared off shelves faster than Harry Potter, but the backlash when her ghostwriter was revealed showed the dark side of pop-publishing.
Collectivity and collaboration have fast become the default mode of the 21st century, but what do we prefer? The blogger? The vlogger? Let's have a look.
Katie Hopkins, professional motor mouth, socially-accepted Troll. Why do we give her 'rent-a-gob' opinions a platform but not others? Why shouldn't we feed the Trolls?