Why do we use social media? To share knowledge and information with friends, family and acquaintances. But is there a limit to how much we should share and what we share. Obviously some people do not think so! So how do we know what is the appropriate amount? Or am I contradicting myself as I have said many times that social media is largely about freedom of speech? How much is too much? Well if.. Read More
My thoughts today are about email and the continuous debate about its suggested demise due to social media. Email is ubiquitous, but so is social media, isn’t it? We are becoming increasingly surrounded by Facebook ‘Like’ buttons and integration into many aspects of our lives, changing the way we view and share content online, and maybe even how we shop online in the near future. Email has to be one of the greatest inventions to.. Read More
The dictionary definition of addicted is ‘devoted or or given up to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming.’ So I ask the question, are you a social addict? I put my hand up and admit, “My name is Jennie and I am a social addict”. I don’t mean this in the extreme that I am sitting in a darkened room on Facebook logging every thought and feeling, only moving to.. Read More
I admit, when Google + was launched I didn’t make as much effort with it as I maybe should have done. Why? Probably because I thought it would soon fade away anyway, but is it going to? Don’t get me wrong, I am one of Google’s number 1 fans! I use it for email, calendar, documents, etc etc. But my worry is, how difficult would it be to get people to move to a new.. Read More
It is well known that on Saturday 5th November a group of hackers named anonymous had threatened to take down Facebook. In case you hadn’t noticed, they didn’t. Phew! 😉 But it made me think (which is said to be one of their objectives, to make people reassess), what would we do if Facebook did go down? How would it affect our day to day lives? And what would this mean for social media?