Social media

Social media

22 January 2010

Banning footballers from Twitter? OMFG

Football clubs’ semi-Orwellian efforts to keep their players off Twitter will further alienate footballers from their fans.

11 December 2009

How to Twitter a tragedy

SLIDESHOW: Truth-seeking, Viagra ads and bad-taste jokes all played their part in tweets about the Russian nightclub fire.

9 November 2009

The right to privacy in the Age of Facebook

In an era of voluntary revelation and involuntary regulation, we must find new ways to defend our private lives.

5 August 2009

The UN’s Twitter war against nukes

Why Ban Ki-moon’s teenage Twittering about the evil of nuclear weapons has only 1,064 followers.

1 April 2009

The four twitterers of the apocalypse

A crack squad of spiked writers twittered live from the end-is-nigh protests against the G20 in London on Wednesday.

5 January 2009

The first Twitterwar

‘Respect R rt 2 live...’ The Web 2.0 battle being fought alongside the war in Gaza reveals Israel’s defensiveness.

7 February 2008

Facebook and the death of privacy

In order for public and private life to thrive, we need spaces that are absolutely free from the prying eyes of officialdom and others.

15 August 2007


The cyber-scaremongers spreading silly stories about Nazis, criminals and weird loners lurking on Facebook should shut their faces.

20 March 2007

Shaddup your Facebook

The social networking site for twentysomethings is churning out a generation of navel-gazing pseudo-celebs.