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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 AvatarCaracatus 18th Apr - 7:40am
    @PSI - more pushing the line that university tuition is a 'middle class benefit' at the expense of the poor. But the people on lowest...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 18th Apr - 7:08am
    Unfortunately, tuition fees are here to stay for the moment. Labour's change is a relatively small one, and in many constituencies the best way of...
  • User AvatarTabman 18th Apr - 7:01am
    That should be £200k per child
  • User AvatarTabman 18th Apr - 7:01am
    Jim "And as tax credit,s only go to pa rents those without children suffer from this policy. They have to suffer low pay and high...
  • User AvatarAlistair 18th Apr - 6:50am
    Caron, you really want to rake over tuition again? Its not a graduate tax. A graduate tax would be levied against all who had studied...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 18th Apr - 6:26am
    Manfarang, Clement Attlee was not deliberately trying to create austerity. He was coping with the aftermath of WWII- and he didn't flaunt austerity as government...
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