It's time for Twitter, like Facebook before it, to get a grip with what's being written on its site. Weasel words, deflecting responsibility, cowering behind the police won't do. You control the site. You pull the strings. You can pull the plug. You have a moral duty to protect all of your users.
Those of us who use the social construct of free speech in order to critique and challenge do so without behaving like a bunch of abusive nincompoops. That is the real challenge in a civilised society: using the theory of free speech whilst recognising that we will always need to limit it because of the arrogance and ignorance of a few.
One suggestion that has picked up momentum is the suggestion that Twitter create a more visible and streamlined 'report abuse' system - in fact, this has become the subject of a growing petition. Whilst I can understand the sincere urge for something to change to stop this horrible abuse, this option in particular does seem as though it could have some unintended consequences.
Dita Von Teese tweeted recently that she went to a tango club in Argentina where she couldn't 'get over how inspiring it was to be in these tango clubs, to see people without their phone in hand, no text, not documenting.' And that she felt 'it would be breaking etiquette to pull out [her] phone for any purpose.' The first thing I thought when I read that was: 'What a strange concept.
More than 100 million people now regularly access Facebook from more than 3,000 different models of feature phone, demonstrating the complexity and fragmentation of much of the world's mobile web access today.
Whilst the internet may seem to some like a dark pit of debauchery, the internet can and is used by young people to gain access to support on some extremely personal and sensitive matters. Government proposals to create compulsory control filters on the internet is a step in the wrong direction.
So there we have it; the conclusion of the greatest product launch campaign Britain has ever seen. No, Apple didn't bring out the iWatch while you weren't looking. I'm talking about the latest release from modish mass market lifestyle brand Clarence House.
Technology has come a long way over recent years with advancements in areas such as broadband, data accessing solutions, and IT benefiting consumers and businesses. However, despite these advancements it seems that many businesses in the UK are continuing to miss out on the benefits due to failure to deploy IT.
We are seeing a massive shift in the way people consume social content and we're becoming more and more visual by the day. With
While the battle over the future of Egypt wages on the streets and in embassy briefing rooms across Cairo, another no less important one is taking place across global newsrooms.
Social media has changed the game in many ways when it comes to PR and marketing, but there are still some people who are yet to open their eyes to its true potential. However, the way that Sharknado lit up the Twittersphere whilst it was being aired should be enough to change a lot of stubborn people's minds.
I'm not suggesting we rob celebrities of a much deserved dose of normalcy, but is it a good thing or bad that social media has brought us so 'close'? Are we now, more than ever, like stalkers and motivated toward inane celebrity worship or has it reinforced the notion that celebrities are just 'like us'
I'll be honest - I'm not having the best day. I don't even know why. The sun is shining, I have a good job to go to every day, food in my cupboards and a loyal boyfriend coming home for a BBQ with me tonight. Life is good really. It's just one of those 'meh' days that I think we all get.
In my time as a journalist, I have done some difficult things. I've flown into an active war zone dressed as Santa Claus, drove around London in a limousine while trying to handle a live turkey, and attempted to coax usable quotes out of a truculent, jet-lagged, visibly bored Chuck D. But now I am going to attempt the most difficult task of all - persuading you that Katie Hopkins is sexy.
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Fact number one. Fact numbers two and three: Trayvon Martin was black. The jury was made up of six people, five of them white. Fact number four: Twitter is wringing its hands so thoroughly over this that they might just fall off.
Trusts around the country are beginning to see the advantages of engaging their staff with social media, and it's time for all of us to provide the support. How do we get more nurses online, collaborating safely and effectively? How do we get the most out of social media for patients?