It seems to me that there's a correlation between social awareness and global consciousness; the more we know the more we seem care. Due to the rise in social media, people's perceptions are being challenged every single day, and it's having a huge effect on the society we live in.
My learning is simply keep learning. Keep reworking the plan. Your business is a work in progress that will become a masterpiece with the right online marketing strategy. Commitment to preparation, planning and promotion of your company brand online on continuous bases is fundamental to building a better business online.
When we think about our wellbeing, we think of avoiding major diseases, being financially comfortable, enjoying our daily lives and achieving our goals. Often we never stop to consider those invisible yet vital qualities of support, understanding and love that are provided by the people we keep close to us.
I'm a communicator, not a technologist. Yet even I know that technology is not so much about finding what's new, as using what is already here. That's why I'm a firm believer that digital technology can be woven into the fabric of our society to tackle the most important social challenges.
Recently the town I went to school in as a child has seen a Spotted page arise and within a few days the page itself has thousands of likes and is updated regularly. Like Foucault's metaphor of the Panopticon, the page acts as a high place looking down upon the people casting judgement hither and thither from the position of power that anonymity brings.
Call me neurotically self-conscious but I am not a fan of a show-off in real life so on my feed it really drives me nuts. You know the type, the person who manages to spend their Saturday morning hang-gliding with famous people before learning a new language and going for lunch with everyone you have ever known, all of whom forgot to invite you.
Nothing can be more dangerous to an already anxious generation than to sink into a hole of depression. I am tired of reading disheartening articles about how younger generations are already failed and without a future. How we are doomed to despair, how older generations have given up on us as a hopeless case. All this negativity, it's no wonder we are starting to believe it.
The Polvaulting story is not a straightforward relaying of the facts. It takes the bare premise of the facts as its starting point and then builds a surreal but humorous play on hypothesis around them; of what might happen if a rogue American General gave the order to attack North Korea.
We are all defined by a range of relationships, boss and subordinate, parent and child, friend, sibling, etc. Correct action in each of these relationships may be slightly different - but they all have their own distinct morality and pattern of action and reaction.
In 2006 Richard Dawkins wrote what might yet prove to be one of the most important books of the 21st Century, The God Delusion. However, seven years on and Dawkins appears to have become unnecessarily divisive and detached.
Following the Boston bombings, anyone following the relevant feeds and hashtags would have seen a surge of contradictory stories and speculation, some important and true, others later exposed as nonsense. Twitter is both an enormous rumour mill, and invaluable source of valuable information. I could end this article here, but academics have been studying this question in detail since at least 2010, so I'm about to get a little technical.
Whether you like it or not, in a digital age, the reputation you have online will influence some of the outcomes in your life. In other words, everyone today is responsible for an undertaking previously left to marketers, that is, building a brand. And this one really matters, because it is you!
As this area of communication continues to develop we will continue to see news stories where you can't help but wonder how someone could have been so naive'? Yet, employers must also make sure that they don't end up on the wrong end of a tribunal decision (or the media) by taking a decision that could ultimately be considered unreasonable or disproportionate.
The real fear comes from being judged. I'm a selective misanthrope and I do my selecting by watching your social media output. Some of you come across incredibly well but I think some of you are oblivious twats. I hate you. I'd never delete you though - you're my entertainment, my soap opera, my catharsis.
Across sectors agencies are on a journey; working hard to build a culture of youth participation and leadership in our organisations and in public life. On that journey we have had fun, insight, innovation, trials, tribulations and disagreements, learning copious lessons along the way.
Earlier this week I attended the launch of Sportlobster, a social media platform where sports fans can have all the finely-tuned information that they might want at their fingertips. In an area that is set only to grow, it sounded like an original concept, and so I caught up afterwards with its co-founders