When I saw the Cambridge Analytica story break on Saturday night, ahead of the expose in the Guardian on Sunday, I made the point to my husband that by this time in the week ahead, it would be all anyone was talking about. Last night, he came and congratulated me for my foresight. I've not had … Continue reading Only Myself to Blame
I did wonder at the end of last year whether Twitter would have a relevance for me in 2018. As it transpires, there's more than ever to discuss in the world of Social media. https://twitter.com/Rich_Harris/status/957304681000251393 It's rather satisfying to see that the Real World [TM] is finally catching up with a truth many hardcore Twitter … Continue reading #GSME18 :: Forget You
Last week I got a couple of shocks via Social media. All of them involved people having conversations where it was abundantly apparent they'd forgotten the Internet is public. We've all experienced a moment in our lives when something's been posted on the Internet we wish hadn't. Once upon a time, there were no delete … Continue reading I Think We’re Alone Now
You may not know this, but I have a Facebook page. Let's be honest here, it's just a place where I retweet blog posts and my two Instagram feeds. I've tried interactions but honestly my heart is not in it. I also have a personal page but it is never used and I frankly refuse … Continue reading Is That All There Is?
Question: When the past arrives unannounced, how will you cope? https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/948611687254560768 The last thing you really need on the first week back into work of 2018 is the reminder of how someone decided to abuse you anonymously. That's what I got on Wednesday however, when a Pornbot favourited the Tweet above, thus making it reappear … Continue reading The Test
The Great Social Media Experiment is taking a rest until December. There are a number of reasons: the most significant one remains the most important. I fully understand the significance of the online sell: so much more than that was the case when all this began, and with honesty in tow. There does have to be … Continue reading GSME #26 :: End Game
On Friday, I did something stupid, and paid the price by being soundly roasted to a crisp on Social media. What did I learn from this? Thing number one is that if you decide to start a fight, the benefits can initially appear more sensational than the personal trauma that results: At its peak, my … Continue reading GSME #24 :: Stupid Girl