Category Archives: Social Media

The Global Digital Stat Report 2019 by WeAreSocial and Hootsuite

As we near the close of 2019 the Global Digital Statshot Q4 October 2019 is a fascinating slide deck to look at. Of the 7.7 billion total population more than 50% are active social media users and use their mobile … Continue reading

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State of social media 2018

Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2018

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Finding your voice on social media

The language used when talking about social media in business can often seem unrelated to the way we relate to using it in a social context, however there are some useful pointers to gain from.  Lilach Bullock is an online business … Continue reading

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Social Media Etiquette [Infographic]

The infographic below (Credit: TollFreeForwarding) provides tips for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest. Whilst aimed at business there are some useful pointers for everyone to take away. In short good manners are equally important online in these social spaces … Continue reading

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115 facts about social media [infographic]

Thanks to Josh Wardini, Community Manager at Skilled.co who contacted me to share this rich infographic.  The research highlights the continuing annual growth of internet users, unique mobile users, social media users and mobile social media users. Social media is … Continue reading

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Why should you attend #SocMedHE16? Read on….

On December 16th the 2nd Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference will take place, bringing together educators from many disciplines to share how they are using social media in learning and teaching. With social media, we have an … Continue reading

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The Social Media Revolution 2017 by @equalman

Erik Qualman first produced the Socialnomics Social Media Revolution video showcasing the power of social media and mobile in 2009. Above is the 7th iteration and just released this month October 2016.

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How to cite social media in academic writing

  Referencing and citation is an important part of any writing. This post looks at some recommendations and consideration when citing social media. Citations have several important purposes: to uphold intellectual honesty (or avoiding plagiarism), to attribute prior or unoriginal work … Continue reading

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Experiences of social media in higher education: barriers enablers and next steps #SocMedHE15

Below is the presentation I gave with my wonderful research partners Dr Alison Purvis and Helen Rodger at the 2015 Social Media for Learning in HE Conference #SocMedHE15 at Sheffield Hallam University. We were all also key members of the … Continue reading

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Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference #SocMedHe15 – A brief snapshot (more to follow)

On the 18th December 2015 the inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference #SocMedHE15, a one day conference, with pre-conference workshops was held at Sheffield Hallam University. #SocMedHE15 is about the use of social media for learning in … Continue reading

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