Social network radicalism

As I write this, I’m on a train to Sheffield, playing with WordPress on my phone. Which, I think, shows how far we’ve moved from the days of bearded radicals hand-writing pamphlets in a candle-lit basement. (I exaggerate somewhat.) It also offers me the flimsiest of excuses to write about the use of social networks … Continue reading

Grief tourism and freedom of speech

In today’s Liverpool Echo, we are told that some local schoolkids were “caught leaving obscene messages about Madeleine McCann on a social networking site” which have “led to one pupil … being investigated by horrified staff.” They have been branded as “sick,” and other members of the group in question – Lets Not Give Up … Continue reading