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Mental Health Awareness Week - Get involved
Mental Health Awareness Week is (14th-20th May) and we at giffgaff will be running different activities throughout the week to promote mental wellbeing. As part of that, we would love you to share your valuable tips, thoughts, quotes, messages to overcome stress here using the giffgaff Studio.
Gadget Reviews: by giffgaffers for giffgaffers
Our community members buy a lot of products, such as phones, tablets, laptops, electrical items, the list is endless! But, it can be a minefield working out if these are actually as good as they're advertised to be. So, we would love you to share your real reviews with us all. Head over here to learn more.
giffgaff Technology - Come Join Us!
giffgaff are going to be attending Silicon Milk Roundabout this weekend (19th & 20th May). SMR is a buzzing 2 day event where you can come and talk to the team that turn your incredible ideas into amazing new products. You'll discover that we're both straight-talking and quirky - a little different from what you've seen before. So come along and find out what we're all about. They're still accepting ticket applications, so head over to the Silicon Milkroundabout website to get the low-down on the event and book your tickets - it’s free to attend and they’ll even throw in a few beers... You can check us out on our technology page here: https://giffgaff.io/
Changes to Welcome Journey and Usage Statement
Here’s a little something the giffgaff comms team have been working on to improve the service the members. Alongside all the work we’ve been doing for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we’ve been thinking about how and when we contact our members and the information you all really need to know to get the best from your plans. To read all the work giffgaff are doing, pop over here and have a read here.
Changes / Idea Updates
New / Old / Amazing Ideas (written by ijustcantdoit)
Pope warns nuns to use 'sobriety' on social media
The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps "with sobriety and discretion". The document, titled Cor Orans, clarifies rules governing monastic life that were issued in 2016. It says the guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection. The document mentions "social communications" rather than specific apps, but Catholic newspaper the Tablet said that this referred to Facebook and Twitter among other services. The document says that discretion should apply to "the quantity of the information and the type of communication", in addition to the actual content of the media.
'Time wasting' warnings
An order of nuns in northern Spain made headlines last month after taking to social media to comment on a controversial case in Pamplona that saw a group of men accused of gang rape given what many regarded to be unduly lenient sentences. On their Facebook page (in Spanish), the Carmelite Nuns of Hondarribia defended the victim by pointing out the free choice they had made to live in a convent, to not drink alcohol or go out at night. "Because it is a FREE decision, we will defend with all means available to us (and this is one) the right of all women to FREELY do the opposite without being judged, raped, intimidated or humiliated for it," they added.
The latest guidance is not thought to have come about as a result of that case; and this is not the first time the Catholic Church has issued guidelines on social media use for nuns. The original constitution on feminine monastic life, Sponsa Christi Ecclesia, was published in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, but Pope Francis expanded the document in 2016 to warn against digital culture's "decisive influence" on society. He urged nuns not to let digital media "become occasions for wasting time".
The Vatican itself is a prolific tweeter. It has posted close to 15,000 messages on its news account and more than 1,500 times via the Pope's English-language official page. It also runs Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ accounts.
This week's featured photo is A Very Young Blackcap by @themrbarso. Some of the comments from giffgaffers included: "Oh wow. Great pic" (cawallbank), "lovely shot - not something you see very often" (illneverrememberit), "what a wonderful photo, and experience" (frenchielove), "fabulous shot, so pleased you didn't tread on him" (padiho), "that is a beautiful shot of a beautiful little chick" (bobrobinson), "aww poor little thing, great shot" (themzbiker).
As the comments say, this is a really cute photo and quite unusual. The picture says it all! Click here to see the original post. As always, a big thank you to our fellow giffgaffers for sharing these brilliant images.
OnePlus 6 Announced
The Apple iPhone X brought a new wave of inspiration and competitive edge to the phone market, and manufacturers worldwide have been rushing to make something that will match it. Chinese company OnePlus has always been a unique firm when it comes to phones. Many people imagine the Chinese phone market to be full of cheap knockoffs of iPhones that won't last 30 seconds, but OnePlus brought something different.
OnePlus has brought the OnePlus 6 to the market, finally, after months of anticipation, along with it's newly announced earphones. The 6 hits the market on May 22nd (10am BST), here are just some of the specifications it is expected to bring along with it's £469 price tag.
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Have a great weekend everyone.