The town of St Andrews is world famous for many reasons - Scotland's first university was founded here in 1413 and town is of course home to the game of golf. The oldest [...]
If you've been using Twitter for a while, you may find that as you follow more people, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of them. Your timeline whizzes by, [...]
Twitter was ablaze last night with disparaging comments about a group of young girls, known collectively as 'Directioners' - the fans of the group One Direction.
The reason for[...]
Twitter is often seen as a quick fix to getting a lot of attention for a campaign or charity. It can be very useful, but there are a few pitfalls that should be avoided. [...]
Will you join in the #trolliday, a Twitter boycott on 4th August to demand action to protect women users of the site from violent threats?
The call for a Trolliday came yester[...]
I am not the only feminist in UK who today has conflicting thoughts to the announcement by David Cameron about online pornography. While many of us are pleased that the government [...]
What would your reaction be, if your teenage daughter tweeted comments such as these?
I am guessing most of my readers would be horrified, and woul[...]
'Was nix kostet, ist nix wert'
This German saying, which means, 'What costs nothing, is worth nothing' is one I use a lot.
Lately I have been usin[...]
If you have a business or a blog to publicise, you might be told that linking Facebook and Twitter accounts will save you time. It will, but it will also annoy some of yo[...]
No, Barclays. This is NOT how I see my daughter's relationship with her father.
I have been known to throw things at the TV when that advert co[...]
Could you do a day without technology, Joanne Mallon asked.
'Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo', I shrieked, while clutching my iPhone close to my chest.
For any self-published authors out there - I have blogged on Off The Shelf Book Promotions about publicising your book on Twitter. This post gives basic Twitter tips for writers, t[...]
Most schools offer good advice, and have policies in place to tackle cyberbullying, but what about the wider implications of our kids being the first Social Media Generation?
The comparison between raising girls vs raising boys is one that I have been making these past years. My children have conformed pretty well to the 'gender stereotyping' by being s[...]
When Mary Robinson speaks, people listen.
Not because she is the former President of Ireland, and the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, but because she is an inspir[...]
Started a blog for your business or have a campaign to promote with Social Media? It may look complicated, but just follow these six simple steps.
I met Vivian in Nairobi. We were told that we were to meet a young woman who had narrowly escaped Female Genital Circumcision (FGM), a practice that is barbaric[...]
Numbers are funny things, aren't they?
If I said a house I bought a house in London that cost £287,000, then you would know that it was not a particularly posh area [...]
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