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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 AvatarChris 29th Jan - 6:18pm
    Amazing article. In a properly run NHS the managers of any A&E department would be fired if anyone had to wait anything like four hours.
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    Saltaire is a world heritage site in spite of the efforts of Bradford City Council. I think Lord (William) Wallace (or Lord (William) Wallace of...
  • User AvatarCharlie 29th Jan - 6:08pm
    I do not think many councilors and/or council official have the skills to manage this scale of construction. Some county councils up to the mid...
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 29th Jan - 6:01pm
    You are all missing the point. What is needed is more Council houses or Council-related social housing for rent. This is a different issue from...
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 29th Jan - 5:55pm
    Simon: First of all I am asking for precision in what we mean by saying things like a "smaller/larger state", and an understanding of how...
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 29th Jan - 5:55pm
    You're all gathering swallows twittering in the skies. You deserve what you get! Tony