I have a confession to make. I'm tired. Tired of rebutting the same old clichés and contradictions that you and your rabid CAPS LOCK brigade constantly spout every time something like the awful events in Paris last week occur. So I've decided to do us both a favour and bring a dispel a few of those repetitive falsehoods you're so fond of.
The attempts by some to understandably deconstruct political events and reactions will be made in vain, when some will see such attempts as unnecessarily intellectualised responses. We are not all on the same wavelength when using social media.
Having followed the debates on the news and on social media in Poland and in the UK about the atrocious terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 13 Novemb...
I guess my true issue here is with Glamour, this award alone generates a lot of exposure in the media, so Glamour have the opportunity to use this award to value the women in our society that are saving lives, overcoming tragic illnesses and poverties, inventing amazing things and dying for their country like Moira Smith. Instead of continuously acknowledging celebrities, this is a real chance to every now and then appreciate and bring to light the unsung heroes.
Kinjil Mathur is head of marketing and public relations for Foursquare. She joined the company in September 2014 to launch the consumer marketing prac...
Do we now think of news to back up our own beliefs? To me standing with France does not mean overlooking any prolonging of sufferings in war zone and non-war zones, but the mourning of victims everywhere. Ma solidarité la plus profonde avec les victimes. Toutes les victimes all over the world. Viva Peace!
We're using technology for everything from controlling our energy usage, to arranging casual hook-ups. In a time where we're bombarded with tweets, likes and shares, how do we cut through, and essentially, what does it mean to be human in the digital age?
I have witnessed and heard several slammings of the French Tricolour profile picture on Facebook and the sharing of the 'Peace for Paris' symbol with some questioning, 'How does this even help?' Are you kidding?
While the Charlie Hebdo attacks were a direct assault on a particular value, the latest attacks are far less clear cut in this respect, and therefore require a more considered response, rather than simply saying, "I will always stand up for the principle of freedom of speech."
When did we all get so self-righteous about tragedy? We should not forgot what happened in Lebanon the night before the Paris attacks, but there is no...
Please don't just change your picture because it's the latest internet trend. Solidarity isn't about changing your profile picture. It's too easy to do that. It's about changing your attitude and uniting with everyone. It's deeply screwed up and scary to think that if I changed my profile picture every time there is lives lost at the hands of extremism, I would be changing it every day.
Having a different point of view in the bygone days of coffee shop rendez-vous while sustaining vigorous debate used to be a good thing. Today having a different point of view means that the unusual individual is a bigot, a foe, a murderer, and a general traitor to the "established" group think on any number of subjects. Take your pick.
Sadly, both Fuck0ffee and Bricklane Coffee, appear to have misunderstood the time-old saying that "any publicity is good publicity" and, in doing so, to have missed a very simple truth: If you want to stand out in London's over-saturated independent coffee market, insulting 52% of the population isn't the best way to go about it. It's bad marketing, bad PR and, worst of all? It's not even funny.
It is anti-bullying week next week, but I raise awareness all of the time, 365 days a year. But why? The reason is because it's so important to me. I used to say that I'm a victim of bullying, but now I say that I am a warrior, because I've been through so much and come out of it the other end.
The immense reach, geo-location possibilities, culture of sharing and commitment to safety and innovation at Facebook has been an absolute game-changer for this vital and potentially life-saving system.
There is so much public pressure to maintain face of Remembrance, but what about its soul? The selfless soldier deserves more than a borrowed or bejewelled poppy.