What twitter is…

A website. Owned by someone, with capacity for a lot of users. Like Myspace.

This is how the BBC does it…

You start with a survey carried out by Scope(who used Workfare by the way), which looks at the increase in hate speech and bullying of disabled people, as a result of the agreed narrative from all our media organisations, about benefit cheats. You stick a sub heading on which blames benefit cheats for the increase…

Mic Wright in Kernel

Twitter you cannot have it both ways. Added; I am a bit shocked that Twitter did that.

London Property being bought up…

This article in Inside Housing is great, Inside Housing is frequently great actually. It talks about asian investors buying up London Property and references another article by the same author, which examines the effect of London Property being treated as a reserve for the wealthy. What I would say, is that for London Property to…

Twitter storms

”The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness…” Our political parties like swarming as a political technique online….

Originally posted on Deeplyflawedbuttrying's Blog:
Ok, so last night was a child free night. Me and boy settled in to watch a movie, possibly smoke some dubious cigarettes, and at about 10pm. I checked Twitter. The top trending topic was ‘Yo Balloon Boy’. I clicked on, expecting to find a rather dull story, about…

Vanguardianistas

Sarah Kerton, I stole it from you, I am crediting it here and will never credit it again.

What’s happening under the silence and nonsense…

Underneath our ¬†twitternonsense, news-nonsense, surreal Olympic summer, people are now frightened. People at the top. Bank summit. Language alone won’t do it, and our establishment don’t know how to change anything else.

Just for fun

Advice to lefties by Owen Jones on how to talk to the proles. Don’t use jargon, ground your ‘examples’ in real peoples lives and go blairite with language….and why protesting against the Iraq war is not the same thing as opposing the economic system that demanded that war and our poverty so we arent interested….(he…

#leftyancestors Part 2

It occurs to me, that seeking out a class identity on an internet social network, where you are connected to people solely by shared views, may not be wisest. But if what you are looking for is a glimpse of how our media class behave as a class, to see how that self reinforcing culture…