Blogging the PhD journey

They say that time flies when you are having fun, and obviously I have been having way too much fun completing this PhD, because next week I present my final seminar. It is almost over. Writing my thesis has been a fairly singular activity, and this blog has been my window out into the world […]

Password like its 1999

So yesterday it was revealed that over a thousand government employees in Western Australia are using Password123, and More than 12,000 accounts had passwords with variations of the date and season, such as October17 or Summer17; 6,827 had “123” somewhere in the password; and over 5,000 had different versions of the word “password”. It is […]

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 […]

You won’t (can’t) believe your eyes!

In 2018 the term ‘fake news‘ is something we hear every day. Political figures throw it into the conversation everytime they hear something they don’t like, and Facebook and Google fiddle with algorithms to try to convice us that they are working on preventing its spread. What fake news, and its associates, clickbait, astroturfing, alternative […]

New Horizons

I am sure many of you were, like me, shocked and surprised when the news came through late last year of the liquidation of the New Media Consortium, the non-profit organisation best known for the publication of the international Horizon Reports, which presented researched projections into the future of technology at K-12 schools, universities, libraries and […]