Social media: the risks, the opportunities and what it means for you and me

24 January 2017 1.00pm 2.00pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Jason Nurse



The impact of social media on society today is undeniable - sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram have millions and even billions of users.  In this talk, Dr Jason R C Nurse considers the positive uses of social media information, while also explaining the various security and privacy risks associated with having a digital footprint. 

Shedding light on what social media is, as well as how it works, Jason will show how to understand what you are telling the world when you join in with social media, and how to recognise good information from bad, as a reader. This talk will also touch on issues such as how to protect yourself online and recent developments in 'fake news' and online rumours.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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