Bullying, child abuse, hate speech – it’s only a small proportion of what is out there – online and on social media – but it can have a big impact. So how do you prevent harmful content without restricting speech or the freedom of the internet? Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast … Continue reading
Category Archives: Social Media
Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?
Ahead of the roll out of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) across the UK and Europe, Facebook is revising its privacy consents and it needs you to act. But before you press the accept button, think about what you are signing up to. I joined BBC World to discuss what Facebook’s changes mean to … Continue reading
Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!
Facebook has introduced for the first time a list of ‘Privacy Principles’ ahead of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect across Europe. From 25 May 2018, the GDPR will give consumers greater access to and control over how their data is collected, used and shared. Companies will also be required to report data breaches within 72 hours and allow … Continue reading
Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing
Following the success of the talk I gave alongside Catherine Chapman at the ‘Blinding Pleasures’ exhibition in London last year, the show’s curator Filippo Lorenzin invited me to provide some comments for an article he was writing for Vice’s ‘Motherboard’ website in Italy. Your can read the whole thing here (in Italian), but for anyone … Continue reading
Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’. For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … Continue reading
Facebook killer shines light on failings of social media giants
A live-streamed video of a man shooting an old man, seemingly at random, scores millions of views on Facebook before being removed. Who is to blame for the horror filling our timelines? I joined Nick Ferrari on the LBC Breakfast show to discuss who is to blame and what can be done. The video of … Continue reading
Getting social with Sage – Sage Summit, London
Of all the companies I have worked with, Sage is right at the top for recognising the value of social engagement, not only with employees, but with its staff, suppliers and community supporters too. The perfect example of this is the Sage Summit, which makes its mark on London this week, on 5 & 6 … Continue reading
Social media risk and reward, at work (part II)
Previously I have looked at how social media is being used by organisations to promote their brand and how workplace policies can be designed to support corporate goals and values. This time, I look at how social media use can and should be monitored, moderated and managed by employers. Without doubt, there is value in having … Continue reading
Social media risk and reward, at work (part I)
Organisations should take time and care to reduce the risk presented by social media whilst at the same time maximising the rewards it offers, especially where employees are concerned. In the first of a series looking at social media in the workplace, I consider how to go about implementing a policy which is suitable and … Continue reading
Facebook for recruitment? It’s time to clean up your profile
News from the US and Canada that Facebook has rolled out a new job ads and recruitment feature may have you giddy with potential, but for many of the social behemoth’s 1.9 billion users, is it another invasion of privacy? Canadian news service, Global News, contacted me to comment on the move by Facebook and … Continue reading