A Guide To Safe Sharenting

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

And as sharenting and social media use continues to rise; more pictures than ever are expected to be shared online this month as tens of thousands of mums and dads post the infamous back to school snap.

Why I Probably Won't Stop Hitch-Hiking

Katie Lodge | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

"I personally wouldn't have taken the risk...", said one of my friends the other day, over a coffee, appalled at what I'd done with my daughter. "You never know...", she said, her eyes widening.

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

What We Say When We Say Sorry

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Lodge

A scream follows a thud. Then the crying comes. I step into the room and observe today's carnage. I sport three titles today, as parents do the world over - criminal investigator, referee and arse-kicking prosecutor with washing-up gloves on.

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

Two Ways the Internet Augments Euro 2016

Rupert Staines | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Tech
Rupert Staines

There are two particular characteristics of the way that fans of the upcoming European Football Championships intend to 'consume' the tournament that highlight how the internet adds to the experience of sports - both for those of us watching it and companies who want to associate with it.

Gossip Is What Makes Us Human

Rupert Staines | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Staines

It has been identified by Professor Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at Oxford University, as aiding social bonding in large groups - something brands are clearly keen to replicate with regards to their messaging.

Lost in Translation - Do You Speak Toddler?

Rachel McDougall | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

While both my kids have pretty good language skills for their ages, there are a few things that I'm still struggling to help them to understand. Perhaps I need to learn to speak toddler? Despite my best and most patient attempts, the following concepts are proving particularly tricky for them to comprehend.

Profiteroles with Star Anise Caramel

Charlotte Harling | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Harling

I like profiteroles because they're the ultimate sharing dessert - they just belong in the middle of a table which is always my preferred style. This combo marries crisp profiteroles with fresh cream and a fragrant, strangely addictive star anise caramel.

The Ego Within Us All

Laura De Stefano | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura De Stefano

As humans, we all have an ego. The ego is a key psychological component of our personality, represented by our consciousness and the reactions and decisions we make when conscious. In the most basic terms, our ego is behind what we do in life, it's the whole "why we do the things we do".

Sharing is Caring

CJ Bowry | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
CJ Bowry

I rather suspect that sharing doesn't come naturally to children, but as parents we want to teach our young to be generous. Generous in spirit. Sal's ...

Why It's Time to Stop Sharing Everything All the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I'm not saying you have to engage with your kid all the time. That would be exhausting and bit mad. But what else could you think about if you weren't uploading another photo of them getting on the slide? Or telling your friend via text how much sand you've got in your shoes right now?

Sharing Power of Rugby Fans Will Boost Brands at RWC2015

Rupert Staines | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech
Rupert Staines

It's incredible to think that texting was the most popular form of sharing back in 2003. Interestingly, messaging via email or IM is still the most popular form of sharing; however, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & WhatsApp have enhanced and improved the sharing ecosystem.

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

Exposure for UK Startup 23snaps Puts Them In the Frame

Eamonn Carey | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

London-based startup 23snaps is a privately curated social network for families designed to save family photos and videos in one digital journal. The app now has more than 500,000 customers in 179 countries and is expanding rapidly.

Don't Own, Share: Can Collaborative Consumption Change Your Life?

Will Martindale | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

Austerity, technology and concern for the environment have come together to create a climate where many more Londoners can share, rather than own.

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

The Sharing Economy: Communism or Hyper Capitalism?

Markus Barnikel | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Markus Barnikel

Until now we have been approaching our cars and our apartments without thinking economically. If we want to change that, it is neither communism nor turbo capitalism. It is not to reach a higher moral goal either and certainly not an evil act. It is simply reasonable and in addition also human and beautiful.

I've Got a Bone to Pick With the Genealogy Community

Scott Phillips | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

very one of us is free to undertake our family history work for what ever reason it is that motivates us. If you are a member of the LDS church and are doing it to further your religious beliefs that is just fine. If you are doing it purely for enjoyment, that is fine as well.

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Secrets - To Share or Not to Share?

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

Women have always been notorious for gossiping but if we explore the need to disclose information, it can be simply attributed to our DNA... the act of sharing increases levels of progesterone in women. Progesterone is a hormone that stimulates maternal feelings and social bonding.

Why Do I Share My Grief?

Mark Oborn | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Oborn

Having communication with other people that have been through equally tough times lets me know that this IS life. THIS IS IT. I haven't been singled out to be punished, this is just normal life that happens to so many people, and knowing that gives me strength.

Bradley Manning for CMO: The Value of Sharing Data

Jack R. Miles | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Jack R. Miles

Marketers, however, need to be slightly more delicate with whom they share their data with than Bradley Manning. Instead of contacting Julian Assange, they should consider focussing on colleagues, agencies and consumers:

Sharing is Trending

Tess Riley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Tech
Tess Riley

So far, mainstream coverage of this mass sharing, also known as collaborative consumption, has tended to focus on the economic impacts of sharing. This is significant because it points to a growing recognition that large-scale sharing is set to disrupt the very foundations of neoliberal capitalism.