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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 AvatarPaul In Wokingham 25th Oct - 10:26am
    @JohnTIlley - Henry McLeish, another former Labour first minister, also said this week that Scottish Labour supporters no longer know “what the party stands for”....
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 25th Oct - 10:22am
    Colin I would not put too much store in any opinion polls that predict a bright future for the Conservatives in Scotland. How about this...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 25th Oct - 10:04am
    Glenn I simply don’t believe that the freedom to exploit is a real freedom. I agree, that is why I'm a very strong opponent of...
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 25th Oct - 10:00am
    re the 1.7b, it's all about timing: http://lindleyfrench.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/imperium-why-europe-must-re-discover.html
  • User AvatarDavid Blake 25th Oct - 9:34am
    Strange that there wasn't even a Lib Dem candidate in the Oban election in a parliamentary seat we hold.
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 25th Oct - 9:32am
    Colin Greens are growing rapidly. SNP are growing. Plaid Cymru is growing. Ukip is growing. I would say that it is the centre which should...