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e-Festival of Ideas

Vibewire’s wonderful online youth conference, e-Festival of Ideas, opens this week. I feel privileged to have been invited to contribute to the e-Festival as a guest panelist on the topic of ‘Social Media Making a Change?’ We’ll be looking at how social media can drive social change; how online media tools and applications impact poverty, climate…

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geek + heart = social innovation

Not long until the call for ideas for the wonderful Social Innovation Camp Scotland closes. Friday 22nd May to be precise. Essentially the SIcamp weekend is all about using the net and technology for positive social change. They need the help of a huge range of people – from software developers through to business experts,…

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Crisis communication online

A slight break from the norm this week. I was contacted via twitter by a BA Hons PR student who is carrying out research for her dissertation. Have a look at the information below, hopefully you can help her out. My name is Faye Saville, I am a final year BA (Hons) Public Relations student…

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The man who changed twitter

With the press of a few buttons on his iPhone, Janis Krums changed the way the world looks at twitter. While the traditional news networks were still searching for the plane in the Hudson, that photo was already spreading like wildfire across the twittersphere. Many people see the @jkrums photograph as signalling the beginning of…

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Ask @jkrums a question

Anyone who tweets will know all about the ultimate twitter citizen journalist, Janis Krums (@jkrums). Long before the big media outlets had even broken the story, Janis captured the very first photograph of Flight 1549 after it was skilfully put down in the Hudson River, New York, by Captain Chelsey B “Sully” Sullenberger. Since taking…

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Third Sector Forums Beta Launch

Today is Social Enterprise Day…hooray! To celebrate Social Enterprise Day, I’m very happy to announce the beta launch of Third Sector Forums. A new friendly online community for UK charity professionals, volunteers and social entrepreneurs. The forums are a place for people to network, learn, debate and discuss third sector issues. Categories include funding, fundraising, governance,…

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My new Sunday Mail blog

I’ve recently started writing a blog on the Sunday Mail website. The blog is part of the Heart of Scotland network which I feel privileged to be taking part in. There’s a great range of blogs covering topics as diverse as journalism, living with a disability and traffic cones! As well as all the hefty…

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An intro to the Lab

From your local bowling club or community hall to the latest celebrity endorsed idea that will supposedly change the world. Third Sector Lab looks at volunteering, charities and social enterprise. The blog isn’t just for people working or volunteering in the third sector. I hope to show people where their donations go and cast a…

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