We live in a world where freedom of expression is protected under Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, as long as aforementioned expression is “in accordance with the law”. So, what made blogging about food illegal?
First, Clive Davis is blogging again. Never mind the jazz, his observations on life and literature were one of the pleasures of my early reading of blogs, back in the old days when Tony Blair was still Prime Minister. Now he is back. Not only that, he is on Twitter, which only really took off [...]
In the 1920s, at the early stages of radio establishing itself as the most influential technological medium of its time, women pursuing careers in news and political broadcasting were accused of erupting social disharmony. In the 21st century, how far have we moved on?
Banter is a very odd thing. As an activity it provides a handy shelter for bigots to flex their anti PC brigade muscles and to prove to their friends that they fell out of the funny tree and hit every branch on the way down. What it is not alledgedly is subjective. Anyone who questions the banter status quo is immediately deemed humourless. I’ve seen it used to shield people from accusations of racism, homophobia, disablism and sexism and it’s the latter, which as a 45 year old woman, I’ve witnessed most.
Why use the near-infinite pool of free information out there on the world wide web for some kind of greater good, when we could watch a group of obnoxious pretty boys pissing people off on their way home from work?
We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. You wake up on the morning after with a big black hole in your memory. As you come slowly and painfully to life you desperately search your memory banks for a spark of recollection, in a way that resembles an antiquated appliance wheezing through its byzantine start-up procedure.
Thousands of supporters for imprisoned footballer Ched Evans are calling for an immediate retrial on social media. But the crime for which he was convicted – rape – is a serious one. Users mus learn that social media is not a platform where posters can blur the boundaries between criminal activity and celebrity culture.
The news today that a model who appeared on the German version of Come Dine With Me has committed suicide due to internet trolls, only sets in stone the harm that social networking sites can do if we misuse them.
We’ve just changed the name of our Twitter account to @Independent from @TheIndyNews. Back in the heady days of 2009, Twitter was growing in popularity fast and great usernames were snapped up left, right and centre by those quicker on the draw than us dinosaurs of the new old media. In the case of whoever grabbed [...]
Bored office workers and bedroom laptop commentators everywhere have been celebrating Easter this week by ganging up to virtually crucify Daily Mail writer Samantha Brick, whose vain article asking ‘Why do women hate me for being beautiful?’ has become an internet sensation the world over.
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