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Should Twitter be friend or foe

Jewell, John 2017. Should Twitter be friend or foe. The Western Mail 2017 (27 Mar)

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Abstract

Owen Jones, the noted left wing writer, critic and activist has announced via Facebook his decision to quit all social media including Twitter, the social networking and microblogging site which, in essence, allows users to post messages – “tweets” – limited to 140 characters. In his post, Jones stated that his decision was based on the fact that his experiences had become completely and utterly depressing. With alarming regularity, he wrote, he was being abused by total strangers, some of who had threatened him with torture and murder. Added to this, he said he was no longer certain that social media was useful as a tool for political debate and discussion.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Trinity Mirror
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 09:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/99903

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