Yesterday, in Tahrir Square, the Egyptian army was doing its worst and I found that I could not draw my eyes away from the emerging horror.
On Monday morning, while the smoke was still curling in the air above Tottenham and most of London was left reeling from the shock of the devastation caused by the riots, some enterprising individuals were trying to find a way to put things right.
This morning, #RiotCleanUp trended on Twitter for the second day, as the [...]
Although Twitter has been criticised for being the medium through which rioters monopolised the streets, it was also employed as a force for good last night and in the early hours of this morning as communities shared information and support.
Here are some selected tweets from the last 24 hours from MPs, the police and the public. Leave any comments and opinions below.
Last Friday I took part in an event called Soapbox Science which had the aim of showcasing UK women in science, inspiring the next generation of scientists and making science fun and accessible. Easy, right? Well, no. That is actually a pretty tall order, but definitely a very laudable one.
Quotes that Johann Hari ascribes to interviewees can be found elsewhere. Plagiarism? Hardly. Anyone who interviews regularly knows that people repeat themselves – often word for word.
Congressman Anthony Weiner held a press conference yesterday morning to admit he sent a picture of his boxered penis to a myriad of tweeting young women, and then lied about it in almost every news medium known to the human race.
It was an unavoidable and unavoidably cringe-worthy affair. He had to apologise, to blush, to [...]
At the time it seemed a bit unlikely.
Yesterday’s Mail on Sunday led on a story about a journalist (who cannot be named) being reported to the Attorney General for criminal contempt for naming one of the two footballers (who cannot be named) in a tweet.
Britain’s defamation judges may be out of touch but you’d have [...]
Newspapers and websites are in a constant scramble to sell papers and grab hits, but to so willingly misinterpret the words of a public figure is shameful.
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In a bizarre twist to our continuing preoccupation with online identity, a new start up company is claiming to uniquely improve a man’s cyber credentials.
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