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Twitter isn’t what I thought it was

Just the other day I tried to have a conversation on Twitter. I spent time honing my points, my comments, down to the 140 characters – a discipline which ended up exposing to me more clearly exactly what it was … Continue reading

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In a hotel room, waiting for my wife to finish a course downstairs, I watched an episode of Tony Robinson’s insane Gods and Monsters show. It was arresting TV, mainly because it felt like I was watching the great man … Continue reading

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More than once in the last month or so I’ve started to feel my pulse heighten, my brain lose track of everything that’s going on, my attention strung out in a dozen directions. Twitter updates point me toward new articles … 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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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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