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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 AvatarMichele 5th Jul - 10:07am
    Speaking as a woman from a disadvantaged background who works in a male dominated field I can't think of anything that I am opposed to...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 5th Jul - 10:06am
    Some important stuff here and we may have to face up to the possibility that the reduction in the local effect, the incumbency boost and...
  • User Avatardavid walker 5th Jul - 9:57am
    Well said. We should be bold in being patriotic at all levels of the UK, be it nationally, internationally or indeed England, the regions and...
  • User AvatarPeter Davies 5th Jul - 9:47am
    There is a natural level of organisation which is the distance you can travel for an all-day meeting. Our regions generally fit that requirement and...
  • User AvatarDavid Warren 5th Jul - 9:29am
    This should be opposed. Firstly because it is state intrusion into the lives of children and their parents, totally illiberal. Secondly and worse still it...
  • User AvatarSara Scarlett 5th Jul - 9:23am
    PR by STV should have been a LibDem 'red line' in 2010. Thanks to LibDem weak leadership, PR is off the table for another 50...
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