Why am I not allowed to:
- Watch video?
- Listen to audio?
- Add buttons to my browser?
- Choose the web browser I want to use?
- Manage my own web access?
The tide of social media cannot be turned. To quote Socitm, a professional organisation representing ICT managers in local government, "Failure to engage with the trend is tantamount to decrying the telephone at the end of the 19th century". Social media is here, and here to stay. Web 2.0 tools - such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr - that make up the social media portfolio are not only providing better ways for people to be 'social', and communicate more effectively, but are also improving the potential productivity and cost-efficiency of organisations and their employees.
Social media - the collective term for services such as Facebook, Flickr and Delicious - allow us to gather, store and share knowledge, information and experience. Previously we reported on Steph Gray's social media test suite which he set up to measure the extent to which social media websites were being routinely blocked.