by Chris Watching and reacting to the Buscemi-Lawrence video At first glance it looks like Steve Buscemi has expanded his wardrobe, donning a sparkling, red dress at an awards Q&A event. Once he speaks, or rather she speaks you realise that the voice coming from his mouth is not his own. It’s the voice of … Continue reading Guest post: Deepfakes – What are they?
Yesterday I went to a discussion with Reni Eddo-Lodge about her book ‘Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race’. I read the book not so long ago and have since been a big fan of hers. She shared with the audience what the year, since her book was released, had been like. … Continue reading From blog to platform: Reni Eddo-Lodge’s ‘Why I’m…’
After my relatively negative experience with a mobile mental health service I had an idea of my own. Especially after a friend recently opened up about his challenges with mental health. Since it was December 1st I decided to create my own Whatsapp advent calendar*. Using Whatsapp's 'broadcast list' feature, I sent 16 friends of … Continue reading My Whatsapp advent calendar
Last weekend I saw an ad on the train about getting free mental health advice via SMS. All I needed to do was to send 'TIPS' to a shortcode. I decided to sign up for two reasons: 1 I am quite a typical A-type neurotic millennial living in the big city. Stressed out is my default. … Continue reading Send ‘HAPPY’ to 12345
Today I was at a women and tech event. This isn’t the first one I’ve been to and I noticed that some of the usual questions came up. Questions about how to give young girls role models in tech, how to bring opportunities to primary and secondary schools, about what ‘in tech’ really means, until … Continue reading Work vs. family – how do men do it?
I just watched Martha Lane-Fox’ Dimbleby Lecture – a bit late I know. I first downloaded it not really knowing whether I’ll watch beyond two or three minutes. However, I quickly found myself deeply enthused by this woman who brings such positive energy and radiance to a room. Her enthusiasm for digital and for her … Continue reading Dot.Everyone
On Friday 27th March the UK’s digital media enthusiasts came together for +SocialGood UK, a conference on how digital media and technology can be used for social good. The set of panels and conversations focussed on how this can occur both in the UK and around the World. The topic of +Socialgood is very broad … Continue reading + SocialGood UK: Adjusting to the rise of the millennial
Today I read quite an interesting article about how ‘Breastfeeding is a grey area for Ugandan mothers’. Namubiro's article is from 2009 but still relevant for today. She makes a very good point – which is also widely acknowledged - a lot of mothers in Uganda stop breastfeeding early, a lot of them exclusively breastfeed … Continue reading Why breastfeeding is everybody’s business
This is one of Innocent's latest campaign - and some of the comments it got. Being a social media manager for corporate social responsibility is not always a fun job. You will have to deal with all sorts of comments, and have to respond to them in a very calm and composed way. A campaign like … Continue reading The difficult job of a social media manager in corporate social responsibility
Judging from these two ads, you could definitely think that - Nosh Video Galaxy Gear Video When looking at these two ads separately, you may not think much of it - they are funny ads both targeting men. However, when you put the two example next two each, commonalities appear: - Women are only in secondary … Continue reading Are tech gadgets only for men?