Managing a professional digital identity: A challenge for connected professionals

Every interaction we have online leaves indelible traces which are often referred to as our digital footprint. It is the data created by “what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles, and much more. ” University of Edinburgh Digital Footprint resources Because […]

Copyright, Creativity and Change

Markus Spiske Setting the scene A number of recent events have led to this post. The first was the publication of a terrific blog post by Elizabeth Hutchinson who wrote about Why copyright ‘For educational purposes’ is becoming a real problem. The second was my participation as co-leader of Topic 2, Sharing and Openness for […]

The power of a single click

As I blogged last week, I am currently participating in a fascinating MOOC exploring engagement in a time of polarisation. It is addressing many aspects of digital communication and engagement, and this week, it focuses  specifically on understanding polarisation, and the influence of digital technologies and social media on how we perceive society. I have […]

Making Twitter Work For You – Lists

After my post introducing Twitter to newbies, I thought I’d follow up with a second post for those who have dipped their toes in, but wanted to know a little more about how to get the best out of Twitter. This post spells out the secrets behind Twitter Lists – a feature that is under-utilized, […]

A Meme is a powerful thing to waste…

Understanding the potential of the meme… See more on Know Your Meme An internet meme (pronounced meem) is a moving feast. What was cool last week is now so over, and it can seem like a full time job to keep your finger on the pulse. A meme is what everyone is talking about right now. […]