society

Jul
23
Twitter's "them and us" problem

Twitter's "them and us" problem

Twitter has fallen a very long way from its roots as the place where you went to find out what was happening - and to discuss it. If it's just about an elite telling us their thoughts, does it really matter all?
4 min read
Jul
10
WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

Messaging apps are allowing misinformation to spread faster than ever before, and tactical responses aren't working. We need to address this at a societal level, with research and education.
3 min read
Sep
12
Facebook just doesn't care. And yet we've handed it the keys to our civilisation

Facebook just doesn't care. And yet we've handed it the keys to our civilisation

Nearly a month ago, The London Review of Books – of all places – published the most eviscerating attack on Facebook I’
2 min read
Sep
12
Finstas - your other Instagram identity

Finstas - your other Instagram identity

There’s no small irony that the sheer manufactured fakeness of so many Instagram accounts has provoked a e]rsponse,
1 min read
Jul
01

Our Facebook masks slip a little

Second video of the day: It’s rather ironic that it hit the web a few days before the news
1 min read
Jan
07

Are you ready for your corporate approved social interaction experience?

Cliff Watson: You see, we’ve come to define “social” in unintentional Orwellian double-speak. “Social” has come to mean the
Dec
16

Investigating the impact of Data & Society

Well, this looks very interesting: Data & Society is currently looking to assemble its inaugural class of fellows. The fellowship
1 min read
Sep
05

A tipping point in mobile phone etiquette?

Interesting idea in a New York Times Bits blog interview with the woman behind the I Forgot My Phone video:
1 min read
Jul
31

Leadership without organisation

Lloyd Davis: Someone needs to say they’re going to show up for it. That’s what makes stuff happen.
Feb
21

RSA - The Spirit of Cities

One of the advantages of often using the RSA House as my London office is that there are some really
3 min read