Invited talk: A daily photo journal that helps to address social isolation


As a part of the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA)and Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) seminar series, The Representation of Older People in Ageing Research, a seminar 'Social Media and Research in Ageing' took place on 30th October 2015 at The Open University's London office (1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 8NP).

Professor Shailey Minocha of the Centre for Research in Computing was an invited speaker. Taking the example of an online photo journal called blipfoto which encourages users to document their life with just one photo each day, Shailey discussed how online social interactions influence the lives of people aged over 65 years, the challenges that they face, and the concerns that they have about being online.

The presentation is available in Open University's Research Repository at http://oro.open.ac.uk/45354/. The live blog of the talk is available in Rebecca Jones' blog.



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