I feel, with increasing voracity, that I am "not allowed" to be overly excited on social media because nobody can possibly be that happy always and so what isn't she telling us? It's bumming me out.
In a world where a teenager can become an Internet sensation from the comfort of their bedroom it's no longer enough to just focus on the traditional routes. That's why we have been also looking to the online world to seek out our stars of the future.
I'm not going to pontificate on the evils of technology because I'm even getting bored of myself going on about that. If people want to bubble-wrap themselves against the dangers and difficulties that make travelling such a beautiful thing then I say let them. I'll stick to the old fashioned way, one hand outstretched, a beer in the other and I'll probably start with something like "Hi".
I never had a grand plan. All I ever wanted was to amuse myself. Perhaps that's the best place to start. I ended up being highly amused on Twitter, the ultimate space for adults to play. Or as Alison Moyet once tweeted, "it's like knocking for your mates after tea."
Today something happened. Something which I need to get off my chest.... I got sent a nude pic of some guy - front facing (you get the idea) - via the usually oh-so-tame social networking site, Twitter. And to say it was completely unexpected would be an understatement.
"The man in front of me at the ALDI checkout tried to bag his items as they were scanned, quite clearly an amateur". This is just one of my many Fac...
I deal with the matter of the hashtag very differently in my show but the train of thought has led me to believe that Twitter is turning us into a nasty surveillance state. We're shaming people without considering the consequences and the punishments are outweighing the crimes.
I write a lot. Some of it even makes it on paper. By paper I obviously mean MS Word or the notes section on my iPhone. Conservative estimate, I'd say ...
This article is 584 words long. Not because I think that's the right length for the article, but because I've been told that people won't read more than that. Is that true? Probably. Better qualified people than me say so. But if it is, I think we may have ourselves to blame.
The fame of Minaj and co of course raised the exchange above the average online spat. But as the case of Corbyn shows, a man who only a month ago was little known outside of North London Marxist reading groups, there are other factors at play.
I used to think nostalgically about life before the internet and mobile phones. I would write letters, or use the landline to contact people, you spent more time reading, in the park, drawing and painting. It was an innocent time, less complicated than today.
For starters, we spent much too much time together looking at each other and trying to make ourselves happy, prettier or sexier. What could we do to make us more attractive to the outside world, one of us would continually ask.
As a first step, we want to help put victims back in control of their images and their privacy. That's why Microsoft will remove links to photos and videos from search results in Bing, and remove access to the content itself when shared on OneDrive or Xbox Live, when we are notified by a victim.
We are more than content to share our happiest moments on social media, but imagine a world where we would feel obliged to share out most depressing moments with one another? With this support network, many of the problems that seem unmanageable suddenly become manageable.
This attitude encourages people who value privacy to seek out tools to protect it and this leads to encryption. The United States-based providers Google, Facebook and Apple all added encryption to their services as a response to Snowden. But now, the UK Government wants to go after that.
The balance of power has already shifted. VoD is a door that won't be slammed shut. The traditional broadcasters have spent the last few years looking down their noses; throwing a few out-of-date series in the direction of VoD. But recently things have changed.