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A few days ago I mentioned that Nick Harvey has joined Twitter. In the march of the Ns, add another one to the list of Liberal Democrat MPs embracing the social network which has more active users in the UK than the total daily sale of our national newspapers. It’s Norman Baker, Home Office minister […]
Liberal Democrat MP Nick Harvey has joined Twitter.
A very good point about how to make a political hashtag have impact.
Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to accidentally follow a high-class escort agency on Twitter.
Useful statistics from Twitter about its users in the UK.
Handy advice from Twitter on when to use a hashtag, when not to use one and how to pick an effective one.
Follow @MagicRecs and magic happens. Or more precisely – follow this experimental Twitter account and you get a series of direct messages letting you know when there’s a tweet that lots of your followers have retweeted, or when there’s a Twitter account that lots of them have recently followed. In other words, it’s a very […]
The problem with Twitter’s abuse report form: you have to agree to passing information to your abuser
There’s a rather unfortunate, to put it kindly, tick box waiting for you if you try to report abusive tweets to Twitter via its official online form at https://support.twitter.com/forms/abusiveuser. Here’s the tick box that comes up near the end of the process: Requiring you to agree that all the information you have provided (which, in detailing […]
Email firms have got pretty good at dealing with spam – blocking real spam and not blocking non-spam by mistake – over the years. There are six lessons from that which are highly applicable to the current debate about vile abuse on Twitter: Automatic algorithms get pretty good – given enough time and financial investment. […]