The Hungarian government wants to implement an ‘internet tax’. What’s the best way to start a riot? Let me help you out…suppress free speech. It’s possibly the number one reason people protest. And if the crowds face heavy handed control measures, these protests sometimes turn into full blown riots. Communities rally with greater force now than ever before thanks to social networks. Today, if your cause is engaging enough, it’s easy to rally the troops. A strong social media collective can be as powerful as a state army. In fact, using social networks is the best way to start a […]
As human beings we have survived through the ages through our interactions within our own communities and learning from other communities. The internet has provided a bridge between worldwide communities, enabling billions of people to interact, learn and help each other. What is most significant, is a very simple truth.Human beings thrive and survive on community. It is communities that provide a platform; a fertile ground,for creating social good – that is our essential humanity, that is what being human is all about. We are now witnessing the next chapter in evolution. What we are now doing is using the […]
“Social media” are dangerous places for the unwary – ask the parents of any teenager who as been driven to self harm or even suicide by cyber bullying. But they can also
prove to be an effective way of filtering who really are your friends and enemies.
I use facebook a lot. I can post messages and interesting news items for friends and also limit who sees these items. I am outspoken on many things. That abrades some people, usually not my friends, but some times they are people whom I like. I am a professed arch conservative after all.