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Chickens, eggs, Twitter and report abuse buttons

In the last 24 hours, over 40,000 people have signed an e-petition calling on Twitter to install a “report abuse button.” This was started after journalist Caroline Crialdo-Perez suffered numerous tweeted threats of rape and sexual assault in the wake of her successful campaign to have Jane Austen put on a bank note. Shewrote for the Independent about her experience both of the abuse and the support she’d received in return. Ishould warn you that if you click on the link you will see some examples of the tweets she was sent:

These are all tweets from men. Men who

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Opinion: No social media identity? Be very afraid

Twitter logoYesterday the government chief scientist issued a thoughtful Foresight report on social media and social identity. It has important implications for political campaigning. For those in a hurry, here is the main message in a tweet:

@andybodders No online identity? You will fade out of existence #beveryafraid

The report uses rather more eloquent words to express this:

As people have become accustomed to switching seamlessly between the

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  • User AvatarISHvinder Matharu 30th Mar - 11:52pm
    Wish him well in Vauxhall!
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 30th Mar - 11:49pm
    It's great news that he is standing for parliament, party politics aside, and he is going to help people with similar experiences. It does take...
  • User AvatarJonathan Brown 30th Mar - 11:40pm
    Good, interesting post Steve. We (the British in general, Liberal Democrats not excluded) do seem to have become pretty inward looking in recent years.
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 30th Mar - 11:32pm
    Interesting article by Neil Ascherson in today's Grauniad about the dangers to the SNP in being sucked into the Westminster system, and comparisons with the...
  • User AvatarATF 30th Mar - 11:32pm
    @Stuart "He lives in Sheffield and, as a student, voted for Clegg in 2010. When asked if he would vote for Clegg now he dismissed...
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 30th Mar - 11:30pm
    Malcolm: Glad to be of service. I'm self-aware enough to realise that I wouldn't last long in the role you kindly assign to me ;-)...
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