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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 AvatarIan MacFadyen 30th Aug - 6:57pm
    We look forward to your applications for LEEDS EAST.
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 30th Aug - 6:56pm
    good article, Joe. "propose pre-positioning command and control, logistics specialists, heavy weapons and ammunition, probably at an existing base in Szczecin in Poland" rofl. move...
  • User AvatarIan MacFadyen 30th Aug - 6:52pm
    We can't wait till next May to rebuild. We must do it now.
  • User AvatarJohn Dunn 30th Aug - 6:10pm
    Joe writes: "The big shift in public opinion came in July, when separatist rebels shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 with advanced weapons" Evidence ??
  • User AvatarJoeBourke 30th Aug - 6:03pm
    The economist has a useful piece ahead of the Nato summit next week http://www.economist.com/news/international/21614166-russias-aggression-ukraine-has-made-natos-summit-wales-most-important - writing: NATO can only act by consensus, and some members...
  • User AvatarT-J 30th Aug - 6:02pm
    Ed, what do you mean by 'the Western World'? Because a good portions of the members of the European Union are intimately familiar with life...