In my twenty years of working with social media, I have come to see the many ways it can be both good and bad for us. For society, for democracy and culture, for our relationships and businesses. For our health, mind, body and spirit. This book is an account of what I see and feel happening in digital culture. I share about the importance of ethical social media in digital society, alongside ideas on how to manage our digital wellbeing, avoiding burnout whilst working in today's world. I will be exploring our relationship to social media, particularly Facebook and its platforms, where I predominantly work with my clients. I also think Facebook Inc. has the biggest impact on digital society and our digital self, through its sheer power and influence. Facebook owned apps are being used by the majority of online society to communicate on a daily basis, so I think we would benefit from caring more about what they are doing with us, our attention and our data. As we look at the impact social media is having on our digital wellbeing, I will share my personal journey with you, as I realised that I was burnt out, disillusioned and addicted. I will be offering you my Social Media Angel Self Care Guide at the end of this book and the ways in which I am approaching social media communication more consciously as we move into this next decade. I am bringing digital self-care to the forefront and centre of my work, both for myself and for all of us, as we mature into the next phase of Social Media For A New Age. Praise for Social Media For A New Age II - A Digital Self-Care Guide 'Katie is an acknowledged social media expert; in this readable and practical book she explores her mixed feelings about the impact and future of social media. A great read for anyone wrestling with how to ethically build a social media presence.' Dr. Phil Parker, PhD, Lecturer, London Met University, Lightning Process Designer. 'As we move into the 2020's this book is a must-read for all conscious business-owners who are using social media. Katie gives such a powerful overview of what's an ultra-fast-moving landscape, as well as ideas about how to navigate this shape-shifting online world and look after ourselves at the same time.' Nicola Humber, Author of UNBOUND. Founder of The Unbound Press. 'If you are even a tiny bit disillusioned about social media for business or personal reasons, this book helps you to make sense of why.' Sarah Lloyd, PR & communications expert, author of Connecting the Dots. 'Katie Brockhurst shows real insight in calling out the toxic dark forces of social media - surveillance capitalism dressed up as a rat race for likes, clicks and sales. We need to urgently and radically transform the way we approach social media and the effect it has on our wellbeing and this book is a manifesto for positive change.' Pete Lawrence, Founder of Campfire Convention and The Big Chill Festival. 'In this book Katie discusses the future of social media, with ethics, impact and health at the fore. This is a visionary approach if I ever saw one, from someone who embodies Sacred Leadership from the inside out.' Henrietta Gothe-Ellis, Founder of Sacred Leadership.
Social Media for a New Age labels success as creating a platform you enjoy, a community that you cultivate through a strategy of love, having a creative outlet and a social media practice that supports and rewards you in many different multi-dimensional ways... This book will help you: Shift overwhelm or anxiety by getting you out of the Social Media Vortex of Doom. Understand WTF actually is an Algorithm and how your content gets seen online. Connect with your Social Media Ego and your Social Media Soul. Move through any Visibility Vulnerability that stops you from sharing or being seen. Discover playful and fun ways to tap into your Creativity for Content creation & Connection. Create a Strategy of Love and a Framework to Flow within. Explore what it means to be Authentic online. Work with the power of Connected Community and marketing for a new paradigm. "If you thought social media was all about clicks, likes and follows, think again. Katie gives us all permission to take a collective sigh of relief and encourages us to do social media on our terms - if you're a conscious human who uses social media in any way, you NEED this book." -- Lisa Lister, author of Love Your Lady Landscape and Witch "It is so important that within the noise of social media and on-line marketing, we have the authentic and sane voice of Katie Brockhurst to guide and advise us." -- Lynne Franks OBE, author and founder of the SEED women's empowerment movement "Prepare for success as Katie my Social Media Angel shares her wisdom. This book is a social spiritual movement as well as a practical guide for helping your business to fly online." -- Diana Cooper, author of Archangel Guide to Ascension and Archangel Guide to Enlightenment and Mastery: Living In The Fifth Dimension "Finally, a voice to help us find sanity with our technology and social media addictions, rather than shame us for them! Thank you Katie, for such a practical and soulful guide to finding real connection online." -- Mel Wells, author of The Goddess Revolution and Hungry for More Clients call Katie Brockhurst their "Social Media Angel." It is more than a nickname: It's a job description. Social media consultant for Hay House UK and many of their authors including Diana Cooper, Sonia Choquette, Dr. David Hamilton and Lisa Lister. Katie started her social media agency Kdot in 2007, enjoying a client roster that included O2, Sony, & Harper Collins. In 2014 she went solo to niche in the Mind Body Spirit field. Katie now coaches people on social media all over the world. www.katiebrockhurst.com
In this age of information technology, the media’s role in international, bilateral, and diplomatic relations is increasingly important. It plays a crucial part in keeping countries connected and updated about actual and ground-level realities. Media Diplomacy and Its Evolving Role in the Current Geopolitical Climate provides emerging research on the changing practices in diplomacy, new media, and the connections between media and policy. It highlights how the media is changing countries' approaches to diplomacy and readers will learn the valuable aspects of the role that communication technology plays in resolving regional and international issues. This book is an important resource for professionals and researchers working in the field of media diplomacy, internet and diplomacy, e-diplomacy, international relations and media diplomacy, and contemporary diplomatic policy seeking current research on the best ways to globally expand on media and policy.
Admissions is critical for every educational institution. However, recruiting quality students for business schools is challenging, leading to the need to identify and understand challenges that threaten admission. New Age Admissions Strategies in Business Schools provides innovative insights into the opportunities and challenges for student recruitment in business schools, such as cross-cultural nuances and attracting international applicants, while also delivering strategies for recruitment across all program types, including undergraduate, graduate, executive, and part-time admissions. While highlighting topics that include effective communication, international admission, and hybrid learning, this publication is ideal for policy directors, administration heads, researchers, and deans in education to understand the market well and design the processes of admissions.
Background/Purpose: Mental illness is highly stigmatized and viewed negatively by the public. Stigma is associated with several poor health outcomes for persons living with mental illness, which can be mitigated through social support. Media exposure shapes the public's knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. Therefore, people may develop stigmatizing attitudes through media exposure. Studies of mental illness stigma have historically focused on traditional media, such as print news, which often perpetuate stigma. The purpose of this dissertation is to provide novel methods through which to examine mental illness stigma and social support by exploring these topics across multiple social media platforms. Methodology: This dissertation employed Twitter, Instagram, and qualitative interview data to explore mental illness stigma and social support through current events, geographic location, and responses to the culture of social media. This mixed-methods approach used content analysis of social media and qualitative interview data, as well as machine learning techniques, to describe the ways in which stigma and social support manifest on these platforms. Results: We found that social media content contained both overt and covert mental illness stigma and that some of this stigma was counteracted by displays of social support, which were prominent during high volume communication periods on social media. However, stigma on social media demonstrated a potential to be internalized as self-stigma, which was shown to be discouraging to support-seeking on these platforms. Conclusions: This research demonstrates the need for mental health advocacy on social media at both the individual and organizational levels. Considering these findings, advocates should mobilize on social media during current events related to mental health. Advocacy should be defined by stigma reduction, displays of social support, and encouragement of support seeking on these platforms.
"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media. The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.
This book provides an overview of social media technologies in the context of practical implementation for academics, guided by applied research findings, current best practices, and the author’s successful experiences with using social media in academic settings. It also provides academics with sensible and easy strategies for implementing a wide spectrum of social media and related technologies - such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and various Google tools for professional, teaching, and research endeavours. No other book exists that assists academics in learning how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research The editor has an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research, and everyday use All the contributors come to the book with a common goal, from various expertise areas and perspectives