Kate, a former BBC producer has worked in broadcast, innovation and digital media for 14 years and is now a director of media140 having overseen a number of our UK events since 2009. She is currently developing future products and services for media140 worldwide. I’m a great believer in the power of networks, of harnessing collective intelligence to benefit business and foster innovation. At a time of year when communities are perhaps a little tighter I gladly seize this example to demonstrate another way we can be strengthened by those around us.


Just over two weeks ago, on the 25th November we presented our very first media140 Futures event at the Caixa Forum de Barcelona to a local Catalan audience of journalists, media makers, technologists, social media advocates and broadcasters.


With over 130 million blogs worldwide, Twitter users sending 50 million tweets per day and over 2 billion videos a day watched on YouTube it’s easy to get lost in the jungle of content. Rachel Pictor questions how we know what to trust on the web.