As the parent of two young children, I’m often in conversation with other adults about the ways kids use technology. We sometimes feel a bit out of our depth and almost intimated by the boundless confidence our children exhibit when engaging with games, apps and social media. However daunted we might feel, we can’t sit […]
Being aware of the information we share is an increasingly important consideration in our connected lives. Many of us don’t really think about the digital footprints we leave or what organisations might do with the apparently trivial details they gather when we sign up for new products or services. Many “free” offers are contingent on […]
Found this interesting infographic over at Infographic Labs. It says a lot about Twitter except that the average lifespan of a Twitter user is less than 30 days. The numbers belie the fact that it remains dominated a small number of prolific Tweeters. Twitter 2012: The Freshest Statistics on the King of Microblogging Services […]
I’ve been thinking about location-based stories with some very bright students at the University of Bradford [I’m privileged to spend about 10% of my time lecturing]. I thought I would share the simple overview that I gave to them. As David Polinchock over at FutureLab comments, location-based stories have exists as long as people have […]
This infographic from Technobombs is describes the differences between Facebook and Google+ very elegantly.
The ease of connecting with the world through social media doesn’t always compensate for a lack of discernment. The proliferation of channels means that we are inundated with options but often ignore the choice not to post at all. This graphic from iStudio describes the decision tree beautifully.
Upwards social mobility reduces stress – Journal of Epidemiology & Community Heath http://j.mp/nJfdO9 UC Research Points to Best Practices to Reduce Recidivism http://j.mp/pQCNVc Socioeconomic status as child dictates response to stress as adult according to University of Minnesota http://j.mp/qDZRZ8 High technology, not low taxes, may drive states’ economic growth. Penn State research. http://j.mp/iqX536 Death by […]
Some of the social media articles that have caught my eye in the last few weeks: Behaviour People will more pay for online privacy according Carnegie Mellon study. http://j.mp/rsLc9U Parents behaviour on Facebook no better than their children’s. University of Guelph http://j.mp/pqDxrI One-Fifth of Grandparents Use Social Networks [STUDY] from @mashable http://j.mp/jjiX1i Five ways to […]
Some of the recent articles I’ve seen about about multiplatform, transmedia and technology: Multiplatform Tools of attraction: creating multimedia content for games and TV shows. From the Guardian http://j.mp/ivcuIB #multiplatform Ed Cotton: We Need Creative Hybrids – Why Transmedia Is Becoming Mandatory http://j.mp/jHZLQv Transmedia Defining Transmedia http://j.mp/ljJ5by Jeff Gomez – Storyworlds: The New Transmedia Business Paradigm http://j.mp/lJQqyK […]
Some of the articles about children and childhood that I’ve seen in the last few weeks: Parents & preschool Wanted: More Playful Parents http://j.mp/mII7ph Supportive home learning experiences in the early years boost low-income children’s readiness for school. From NYU. http://j.mp/j3JmWs Parents prefer media content ratings system in national study led by Iowa State Uni […]