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Social Media Challenges Social Rules

[This can be read on the BBC News website too…] Last week I sat around a large table on the top floor of Bush House in London with about twenty other people while we talked about the ways radio is … Continue reading

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Is Facebook Really Bad for You?

[As ever, this is on the BBC News website] The examination period is always stressful, both for those sitting GCSEs, A levels and the International Baccalaureate and for their parents and siblings who get ‘second-hand stress’ without even a certificate … Continue reading

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Beware complacency, not cancer

[As ever, this on the BBC News website.  And as of this morning Facebook seems to have decided to open up some of its processes to user engagement, so the dangers I talk of may be avoided] The fuss over … Continue reading

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Facebook foolishness

I like Facebook, and I use it a lot, but I don’t trust random applications that ask for access to my profile data or want to be able to post on my Wall, so I don’t add them even when … Continue reading

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Facing the Music

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] The coming year is not going to be a comfortable one for Facebook. It might just manage to avoid upsetting its users with new services like Beacon, the misjudged advertising … Continue reading

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I fought the law…

[As ever, you can also read this on the BBC News website] Like most journalists of my acquaintance I’m very sloppy about keeping my online communications secure. I rarely encrypt email messages, leaving them to be read by anyone in … Continue reading

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