Think about it. Social communication is affecting a lot more than just your ability to get anything done because you want to tweet just one more time... this is the social society.
Apparently we can't have a sensible discussion about anything without it descending into accusations of bigotry, blindness to privilege or just plain old childish nastiness. Unlike many criticisms leveled against feminism, this is probably one those inside the movement can accept.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed and to see the online world as an unchained monster. But it is here to stay. So let's agree that the internet is not an uncontrollable force, but something instead for us as individuals and a society to own, shape and improve.
So whilst it might occasionally infuriate me, I couldn't ask to be part of a better team. One of the good things we can do between us is know when to call it a day, kick back and relax. Or at least we think we do. The Sagres have just been cracked open and it's never seemed like a better time to make the statement that cats are just so much better than dogs.
What happens there doesn't always stay there. Harsh words, drunk photos and controversial opinions might be the status quo in cyber space, but the real world is only a click away and your online shadow can easily follow you back home.
Leon and June are our favourites by a country mile, a couple of retired school teachers, Leon can sometimes drop splinters of ignorance, but June's 'voice of reason' corrects the negative to equal truly endearing television.
We're in the air en route to Lisbon for the first leg of a once in a lifetime journey around the world in fourteen days. It's early and whilst the team rest up before a day exploring the city, it seems like a good opportunity to reflect on where we are at.
10 years of Facebook - our world has gotten a little smaller. We're the Facebook generation and are more connected than ever before and it's a wonderful platform to showcase an often carefully constructed image of our lives. But the important stuff, the real stuff is still taking place outside the confines of Facebook.
Now we have all settled into the new year, I thought its time to take a slightly different look at business, and reflects a little of the fun side ... something and which I hope will make you laugh.
A Greater Manchester Police force came under fire yesterday for appearing to downplay the seriousness of online harassment. In a Facebook status, GMP Salford East posted: "If you are being 'Harassed' on facebook please follow these instructions: 1. Close your facebook account".
Outsized reaction to celebrity death is not a new thing, it even has its own entry on Wikipedia: Mourning sickness. Its zenith in this country was the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, a period in our history during which we behaved so peculiarly that we still can't look each other in the eye whilst talking about it. A madness took us, like a Bacchanalian orgy, only with less orifice-filling and more commemorative crockery.
It is not the self-portrait that's the problem it's the intention behind it. When we are little we make funny faces in front of the camera and are uninhibited in every way. Hormones hit and we feel the crushing weight of spots, braces, bad hair and glasses, not to mention all the stuff that's going on inside. It is not surprising that they have to fake it to feel pretty enough.
Raise device at 174 degree angle, eyes at sea level, (unless you have false lashes on, then aim for sky level), lips must pout, but not too much trout, curl tongue inside mouth for optimum cheek contouring, stand 2m from warm light and avoid shadow casting, and "CLICK". Delete and repeat...
In the week after the hashtag was created, I received a lot of positive and supportive feedback from non-Muslim feminists who have found it to be quite insightful and eye-opening. If you have time, I'd encourage you to scroll through the hashtag yourself...
In the early 2000s something called 'social media' appeared, a new type of social lubricant for the 21st century that transformed the way society used its free time. For the first time in history people started watching less TV than their elders, turning away from passive consumption and towards active participation
Paper itself is a fairly straightforward news-curation/publishing app, but its launch and recent comments from Mark Zuckerberg about further releases in the near future paint a fascinating picture of Facebook's possible future, one which may be quite different from the ubiquitous social platform we're all so familiar with.