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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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    Disastrous decision and quite possibly the final nail in the coffin for the party - just wait for the exodus including many who've only just...
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    Twelve years ago on Iraq the Liberal Democrats stood for rational caution against knee-jerk gung-ho politics. We were right. Two days ago it looked as...
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    @Cllr Mark Wright - "the government of Syria has been screaming for help" - you mean the government who are killing their own people with...
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    If this were a decision made during the Coalition, I would be disappointed but not surprised. I am both disappointed and surprised at it now....
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    Sorry Tim. Bad call. I hope I'm wrong but I greatly fear terrorism on our streets in the near future as a direct result of...
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    Bad call, we've just signed up fore another in lesson in abject failure. It comes to something when I agree with Matthew Parris and Christopher...