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Oct
05
Twitter, death threats and civility: rethinking journalism on social media

Twitter, death threats and civility: rethinking journalism on social media

The platforms undoubtedly need to do more to deal with the toxic environment on social media. But it's worth considering our own role in stoking that febrile atmosphere.
6 min read
Sep
16
Social media is becoming just plain old media - and that's a loss

Social media is becoming just plain old media - and that's a loss

What has killed social media? Vanity: At some point in the not so distant past, we knowledge (Web) workers decided
1 min read
Oct
05

The aviation debate

Eric Holthaus wrote a piece for Quartz, explaining his Damascene conversion in San Fransisco airport, and his decision to quit
1 min read
Apr
09

Thatcher: social media, tribes and hatred

Margaret Thatcher has rather annoyed me this evening, and that’s not something I’ve been able to say for
2 min read
Jul
27

Twitter account ownership, logic lessons and what the BBC really lost

Did Laura Kuenssberg take 60,000 followers away from the BBC?
2 min read
Feb
24

Quote of the Day #1

God spare us from people who think conversations have “winners” and “losers”. < p align=”right”>- Shane Richmond
Aug
26

The Dangers of Web Neophilia

My job pretty much comes down to looking at all the new, shiny stuff on the internet, and figuring out
2 min read
Sep
17

#TEDxTuttle : Ben Walker on Twitter(ish)

[![Ben Walker](https://i1.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2009/09/benmatthews-thumb-500x333-1432.jpg?resize=500%2C333)](https://i0.
1 min read
Aug
20

The Hole in the &ldquo;Twitter is Inane&rdquo; Argument

Good piece of analysis from danah: Twitter – like many emergent genres of social media – is structured around networks of people
Aug
11

The 3 Minute Guide to Social Media

This is an excellent summary of why you should care about social media: *(Warning: implied profanity throughout)*[What the F*