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In defence of the cliché

A phrase knackered through overuse, an unoriginal or predictable thought, and generalisations both crass and ignorant – let’s face it, we all love a cliché. Read the full story

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Trolls are some of the best entertainers on Twitter

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To voluntarily self-describe as a “troll” right now would seem like a perverse brag about threatening and verbally abusing women online from the cowardly comfort of an anonymous Twitter account. But if you’re a bit more familiar with certain corners of the social media site, trolls are some of the most entertaining people to follow. Read the full story

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News in briefly

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This week’s row about abuse on Twitter emphasised just how swiftly stuff comes and goes on transient media. Read the full story

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UK mobile ad market to double in 2013

The UK mobile ad market is predicted to almost double to £1bn in 2013 thanks to the success of Google, Facebook and Twitter with smartphones, tablets and apps. Read the full story

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Personality costs nothing

Is Twitter a content publisher? Or is it a just another community of captive prospects whose marketing and targeting data it sells to the corporate world? Read the full story

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The Onion Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

US satirical news website the Onion has become the latest victim of social-media-hacking by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) following similar recent attacks on the Guardian and BBC. Read the full story

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AP Twitter hack sends DOW into freefall

The Dow Jones tumbled by 143 points on Tuesday after the Twitter account of trusted news source Associated Press was hacked. Read the full story

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Telegraph journalists ordered to tweet once per hour

Executives at the Daily Telegraph have clocked on to the opportunities Twitter can offer, and are now reportedly insisting journalists tweet something, anything, at least once an hour. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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