Can I tell you a story?

MObGirl: “Hi, would you like to hear a story?” Random passerby 1: “Er, no thanks, strange blonde girl standing behind the Tate Britain, we’re about to get something to eat.” MObGirl smiling tirelessly: “Hi, would you like to hear a story?” Random passerby 2 shrinking towards the opposite side of the alleyway:  “Actually, I was … Continue reading

Talk to me: the power of conversation

There’s a lot of contradictory buzz about the power of online connectivity in our society: depending on who and what you listen to, it can encourage conversation and stimulate new friendships or isolate us from reality and create a false illusion of community.  Online activity is almost always judged against our interactions in the ‘real world’: how many Facebook friends does your … Continue reading