Category Archives: Writing

The Fog of Commerce -and- The Nomads of Financialism

“…War, organised war, is not a human instinct. It is a highly planned and co-operative form of theft. And that form of theft began ten thousand years ago when the harvesters of wheat accumulated a surplus, and the nomads rose … Continue reading

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Can Social Media save commenting? #killcomments

In the weeks since I wrote about killing comments and explored my own theory for what lies behind online misogyny (and beyond), prompted by the inspiring discussions of @helenlewis and @pennyred, I’ve tried to explore how my suggestion – that social … Continue reading

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Comment is optional, but responsibility is not

In the few days since I started suggesting that Twitter could provide a good starting point to improve online behaviour, I’ve got some good responses. I’ve been asked this morning why I don’t “allow” people to comment here on my … Continue reading

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What lies behind online misogyny?

UPDATE As I am not acutely familiar with WordPress guidelines and terms of use, and because I am aware that the concept of objective reportage might not be widely accepted, I’ve chosen to censor this post. I do, however, stand … Continue reading

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It is time to kill comments

UPDATE – In the interests of maintaining the debate, I’ve posted some further thoughts and responses to some of the people who contacted me following this post… I’ve written before about how commenting and forums leeched my will to exist … Continue reading

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Stopping the echo

Very quickly, one of the the ideas which formed as I thought about my last post was how Twitter is both the worst and the best of the web as echo chamber. That is, who follows someone that they disagree … Continue reading

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Plato’s Echo Chamber

It’s not new. We create groups of friends who share our opinions, talk with colleagues who agree with our views and read newspapers that give us the information we want – or think we want. We work for organisations who … Continue reading

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