- A response to Paul Pillar on Ukraine
- The harm of censorship is worse than the harm of debt? A response to: Should public libraries block payday loan websites?
- If public opinion is a tyrant, does journalism still serve democracy?
- Has Putin’s claim to bring glory back to Russia masked his betrayal?
- Surveillance and the experience of technological sin
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Tag Archives: Social media
The customer service angle to social media complaints are well known. People use Twitter, Facebook and other social media to complain about customer service. They don’t like the product or service so they complain publicly to get somethign done. The process is … Continue reading →
Today, the High Court ruled that Sally Bercow had defamed Lord McAlpine through a tweet, which could be understand to accuse him of sexually abusing boys in care. It follows that, for these reasons, I find that the Tweet meant, … Continue reading →
Clay Shirky has posted an intriguing article on the future of the university in the social media age. He argues that social-media technology, in particular the MP3 and technology to enable sharing, which has changed the music industry, is changing … Continue reading →
Today the LGiU published a briefing on the two-year study by the Young Foundation (funded by DCLG) called Local 2.0. The report is well worth a read because it shows what is being done on the ground with social media. … Continue reading →
We should not be surprised that powerful people, in particular politicians and political leaders, do not like FOIA. Aside from the issue of political and public accountability, which raise important democratic principles, the FOIA challenges the political and social hierarchies. … Continue reading →
In the recent written evidence to the Justice select committee reviewing FOIA in the UK, the “cost” of FOI has been discussed. Often, the witnesses want to cut this cost by limiting the number of requests. I would argue that … Continue reading →
The 29th of March passed without much notice for most people in the United Kingdom. For freedom of information, it was a watershed day. From this day forward, Freedom of Information will never be the same. Why? The First Tier … Continue reading →
What effect does social media have on the political regime? Are some countries better at adapting social media than others because of their political culture? The argument, in brief, is that the UK’s parliamentary sovereignty creates an institutional limit on … Continue reading →