BOOKING NOW OPEN: Social Media Week, London
Employment Issues / Social Media

BOOKING NOW OPEN: Social Media Week, London

I’ll be hosting a series of events during Social Media Week, all of which are FREE to attend (yes, FREE!) Covering a wide range of topics suitable for businesses, charities, directors, managers and employees, four events will run at a number of locations all within walking distance of Old Street’s Silicone Roundabout. The events are: 23 September … Continue reading

Twitter to remove images of the dead on request
Social Media

Twitter to remove images of the dead on request

Following the apparent execution of American journalists James Foley and more recently Steven Sotloff by the militant group Islamic State (IS), Twitter has said it will remove distressing images and videos at the request of immediate family members. A video showing the apparent beheading of the journalist has featured on news sites world wide following the promotion and … Continue reading

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?

Recent reports that officers and civilians working for our Police services have been dismissed or ‘invited to resign’ make for shocking reading.  What we have not been told, however, is what levels of misconduct have resulted in the termination of their employment. By way of example, in one force alone, a total of 828 resported cases of … Continue reading

Will Spain’s ‘Google Tax’ be adopted across Europe?
In the News / Social Media

Will Spain’s ‘Google Tax’ be adopted across Europe?

I recently spoke to Oliver Haill about recent legislative change in Spain and how this may impact on publishing and news sites across Europe and further afield. The article was published on 29 July 2014 and is reproduced below with the kind permission of Internetworks. Spain’s online content law bomshell sending aftershocks throughout digital world In … Continue reading

Transport Times: Social media in a crisis situation
In the News / Social Media

Transport Times: Social media in a crisis situation

Transport operators are learning the benefits of Twitter, Facebook and other networks to develop a dialogue with passengers and avoid reputational damage at times of disruption. In a crisis situation as in life, the many tentacles of social media may be annoying distractions, but if you plan well and engage properly, social media may prove … Continue reading

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world
Employment Issues / Social Media

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world

The unstoppable rise in social media presents both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals. A basic understanding of what is on offer and an appreciation of the inherent risks is essential for the good management and control of this often wayward communications tool. Social media is a phenomenon. For example, in just over 10 short … Continue reading

Arise News: Social media and international conflict
In the News / Social Media

Arise News: Social media and international conflict

Militant organisations across the globe are using social media to promote propoganda.  By utilising accessible new technologies, organisations such as ISIS are able to speak directly to a mass audience, seeking sympathy and promoting hatred. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of social media in conflict zones such as Iraq and … Continue reading

Over 22,000 children and adults investigated by Police for social media abuse
Social Media

Over 22,000 children and adults investigated by Police for social media abuse

New statistics released by two thirds of the country’s police forces have revealed that almost 2,000 children have been investigated in the last three years over comments posted on social media sites. Of those, over 1,200 were charged, formally cautioned, fined or warned following their online behaviour, including one aged only nine years old. These figures are … Continue reading