#Trolls and #Trolling: online abuse – Clare Brown

2 10 2013

internet-trollSocial media remains an engaging way to be entertained and educated and has many positives. We are increasingly living our lives online and, for some, it is all about forging real life friendships, building business contacts and sharing information (or pictures of their cats). But as with any community – whether online or in real life – there is a dark side. Read the rest of this entry »





The Mail, Miliband and Leveson – Brian Cathcart

2 10 2013

Edward and Ralph at Edis Street 1989We all know that the Daily Mail likes to ‘play the man and not the ball’ – in other words it prefers ad hominem attacks to arguing an issue on its merits. In the case of Ed Miliband the paper is exploring a new approach, ignoring both ball and man and instead going for the man’s dead father. Read the rest of this entry »