26 Jan 2011

Exploring Social Media and Digital Youth Engagement

[Translate] Today I was invited to present an introduction to social media to the senior management team at the from GFS Platform – Girls Friendly Society in England and Wales. Thanks to Nicke, Young Women’s Engagement Officer for the invitation, organising the room and lovely food : D http://www.gfsplatform.org.uk/... Read More
25 Jan 2011

Twitter – the really useful tool. Face the fear and give it a go!

[Translate] Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default, however... Read More
16 Jan 2011

Facebook is trying to increased members use and dependance in direct competition to Yahoo, Gmail and hotmail by offering a new message service.

[Translate] Facebook is trying to increased members use and dependance in direct competition to Yahoo, Gmail and hotmail by offering a new message service. Young people shared with me they chose to use facebook to prevent having to deal with all the ‘spam’ messages they received in their email accounts... Read More
11 Jan 2011

How to modify Facebook privacy settings to enable young people to control which friends can view and post content on their profile

[Translate] When working with young people trying to learn and explore how they use social network sites, I have been interested to find out how many online ‘friends’ they have on their personal profile. Often they can have up to 350-700 online friends. Now, that is a whole lot... Read More
4 Jan 2011

Young people and digital media competencies 2011

[Translate] During 2011 I have observed that youth practitioners who have attended my social media course tend to adopt the position of central control and ownership of a social media profiles/groups/pages. This is understandable due to their concerns of e-safety and safeguarding considerations. However, with appropriate risk assessments... Read More