About PtG

Hi. I’m Phil and I’m a bit of a geek.

The purpose of this blog to share tips and tricks, social media and tech news, bust myths and help keep you safe online.  Content and links to outside sites is correct at the time of publication.

I was a civil servant in the diplomatic community for over 25 years – the last 20 of that in IT support.  In the past few years, more and more of my clients were active on social media both in a personal and professional capacity.  I’d say a third of my client’s requests for assistance included some sort of social media angle.  It made me realise how many people were keen to get out there without fully understanding the risks involved.

I’m no longer a civil servant (I was ‘downsized’ in the summer of 2016) and now work for myself.

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