Social media issues in the news

Author Michelle Carvill this week appeared on Talk Radio Europe¬†speaking about a range of issues relating to social media. “We are all now publishers or broadcasters these days!”

Michelle covers the naivety of people posting online, the rise of the online celebrity, the Sally Bercow defamation case, trolling, the Malicious Communications Act, amplification of retweets, online education and the positive element of social media channels.

She also talks about how organisations can use social media to meet specific business objectives. And gives top tips on how businesses in the Costa del Sol could be making the most of sites likes Facebook and Twitter.

To hear the full interview, click here:

Talk Radio Europe Part One

Talk Radio Europe Part Two

Do we need a specific social media qualification?

As part of the on-going promotion for the Business of Being Social, author David Taylor was this morning asked on BBC Hereford & Worcester about why people and businesses need to be trained to use social media.

Both authors believe that social media is now such a potential minefield for both individuals  and organisations alike, people of all ages need to be taught about the pitfalls, opportunities and self protection online.

Here’s the link to the interview:

BBC Hereford and Worcester 13-0603 11.10am

Social media, child protection and the April Jones case

Following on from Michelle Carvill’s interview on BBC Radio Newcastle yesterday, David Taylor today appeared on John Darvall’s BBC Radio Bristol mid morning programme.

Topic of discussion was the horrific April Jones case and the implications for parents, search engines, internet service providers and the social networks, particularly Facebook.

A very painful subject which shows the darker side of online content.

Please listen to the interview and let us know your thoughts?

BBC Radio Bristol 13-0531 10.50am