Social media has revolutionised communication and interaction with friends and public figures. It has become the primary way in which many people read local and national news and engage with elected representatives. This opens politics up in an exciting way to people who have previously not chosen to be involved
A relative in the US recently emailed to tell me that “for reasons of security, privacy and ethics, I’ve dumped my Facebook account.” The revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have probably got us all thinking about who knows what about our lives. The internet is a wonderful thing, Facebook
Are you fearful at the thought of using Facebook or left trembling by Twitter? Leeds Social Media Surgeries are being revived after a five-year break, with the aim of helping Leeds-based charities, community organisations, clubs, social enterprises and societies to master the mysteries of social media and help raise their profile.
Cockburn School has launched itself into the world of social media in its latest drive to share all of the exciting and successful news and events that happen in and around the school community. Readers can search for @cockburnschool to follow the school on Facebook and Twitter. Cockburn recently worked
Say the words “Leek Street Flats” to South Leeds residents of a certain age and memories come flooding back of tower block apartments that dominated the Hunslet skyline between the late 60’s and early 80’s, now long gone. Video by Chris Richardson Construction of the 350 flats started in 1968
Immobilise is a free property register enabling users to create a secure record of personal possessions such as laptops, mobile phones, cameras and various other items. Protecting personal property is extremely important and registering it on Immobilise can assist in reuniting you with your possessions if stolen or in deterring
7:40am, outside Leeds Medical Assessment Centre. Transcript: TS: I decided just before Christmas that I wanted to set up a demonstration against ATOS in Leeds so I put the idea out there on Facebook. A colleague of mine, Paul Kelly says, “Look, we’ve got something like 30,000 people saying
There are so many social media applications now it is difficult to decide which ones are the right one’s for you. As part of the Community Reporter’s course we spent some time researching alternative sites to Facebook and Twitter to see which would be suitable for South Leeds Life.
When Billie Hallard took part in a dance event at the Hunslet Club almost a decade ago she mislaid a precious album containing irreplaceable photographs of herself taking part in competitions across the county. Gone forever so her family sadly thought. However little did she know that it would turn
Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites and blogs. We covered the furore about Tony Harrison’s poem “V” which was written about Holbeck Cemetery and broadcast on Radio 4 recently. Over in the Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Cross has written a rather good piece