A few weeks ago I went to the CiviCRM Bootcamp in London, which was an opportunity for me to find out more about the use and development of the CiviCRM system. CiviCRM is an open source Contact Relationship Managment application that has been built by a community of contributors and supporters. CiviCRM is web-based software […]
John Coster and I have been travelling in South East Asia visiting universities in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Khon Kaen. In this podcast we talk about some of the challenges of understanding life in Thailand and Cambodia, and how we can use community and …
This week’s DIY-DMU Podcast was recorded at the Highcross Centre in Leicester, where young people were learning about the ART-AI Festival, and how Artificial Intelligence can be used creatively and artistically. John Coster and I chatted with Proffessor Tracy Harwood, from De Montfort University’s Institute of Creative Technology, and with some of her colleagues who […]
BBC Media Action is the charitable arm of the BBC that seeks to support communication development in developing nations around the world. James Deane is the Director of Policy and Research, and in his latest blog he asks if we need to rethink how we build media organsations and institutions that support democratic accountability around […]
John Naughton writing in The Guardian makes a very powerful point about the need for trusted sources of information in developing communities. With the use of Facebook as a tool for promoting fake news, which has led to violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Naughton suggests that: We have woken up to Facebook’s pernicious role […]
As more evidence is emerging that our use of technology has negative effects on our mental well being, we might have to start thinking about how we can address some of the patterns of behavior and expectations about the way that we use social media and tech devices. Belinda Parmar, who was once a tech-advocate […]
It’s often thought that anything goes when it comes to social media, and that we are free to do and say pretty much whatever we want because there is no control. Obviously, this is an unfounded assumption. When we post material online we are subject to the same laws and standards as any other form […]
This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty third lecture for TECH1002 Social Media Innovation.