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How Social Media Are Changing Community and Identity

Posted 08 April 2014

Who do we think we are? How do we define ourselves in the midst of a rapidly changing society? What part do social media now play in defining our identity and is their role a positive one?

Yesterday the BBC released the findings of an IPSOS Mori poll it had commissioned looking at how people in the UK define their identity.

The poll asked respondents to imagine that they were introducing themselves to someone they'd not met... Click for more

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Are social media increasing our sense of national identity?

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How The Internet Has Changed Leadership

What 25 Years of Web Culture Means to Your Leadership

Yesterday, to celebrate the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web, I used the WayBack Machine site to peek at the earliest iterations of one of my own websites.

Undoubtedly I was proud of it at the time. It was first set up in 1996, if memory serves me correctly, and the first version listed on the Machine was from 1998.

By today's standards, of course, it is positively cringe-worthy. It looks like something a cave... Click for more

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