23 Aug 2011

Facebook have announced several new improvements to make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want.

[Translate] (Thank you to Rosa (@rosabirch) from the London Facebook team for sharing the ‘new’ Facebook security features with all the related links.) Facebook have announced several new improvements to make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. This is in response to... Read More
22 Aug 2011

Whizz-Kidz launches Kidz Unlimited online – A new e-learning portal

[Translate] The charity Whizz-Kidz has launched its Kidz Unlimited website http://www.kidz-unlimited.org.uk to provide an online learning space – complementing its offline clubs and skills training – hosting standalone interactive modules and video topics, featuring young disabled people. The fun, friendly sessions support young disabled people with advice – as well as prompting... Read More
18 Aug 2011

Autumn Social Media Training Courses 2011 – Facebook, Twitter & Youtube.

[Translate] Twitter Half Day Training Course Date & Time: Wednesday 12th Oct 2011 1pm-4.30pm. Location – Inspire at St Peter’s, The Crypt at St Peter’s, Liverpool Grove, London, SE17 2HH Map to training location – MAP TO VENUE Fee: Statuary £55 + VAT, Voluntary £40 + VAT Twitter is an excellent online tool to network with... Read More
10 Aug 2011

Riots, social media, informed consent and confidentiality agreements

[Translate] Social media can offer the opportunity and the hope to acknowledge and celebrate the positive achievements and contributions from the VAST majority of young people across the UK. It is the action of a small minority of young people and adults causing the current conflict, looting and riots. Reassurance... Read More
9 Aug 2011

Disabilities & Social Media

[Translate] Today I travelled in to London to attend two meetings; first at Facebook London Offices to share my digital youth work practice (post to follow shortly) and the second to meet Rob from the Elfrida Rathbone Camden charity. They provides a range of free services to people with learning difficulties,... Read More
8 Aug 2011

BlackBerrys (BBM), London riots & vulnerable young people

[Translate] Twitter feeds on the London Riots – #londonriots Riots do not resolve the current conflict in London and I do not support violence. However, this is a complex situation for all involved; vulnerable angry young people, local families & business the police trying to keep communities and business from... Read More
7 Aug 2011

Public Sector Digital Strategies Convention, London 14th Sep’11

[Translate] Public Sector Digital Strategies Convention, London 14th Sep’11 #psdigital I have this date in my diary, as I want to gain up-to-date best new media practice for effectively engaging all different forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs and mobile. I want to learn and explore how... Read More
5 Aug 2011

Hamburg rules against Facebook facial recognition

[Translate] The Hamburg data protection authority on Tuesday 2nd August’11 ruled that Facebook’s facial recognition features, which attempt to identify people in photos uploaded to the social network, violates German privacy laws. Johannes Casper, the head of the authority, said Facebook should not be collecting user’ biometric data. Such as... Read More