I’m a Twitter troll and I’m not even sorry

Social media trolling is one of the worst forms of bullying. The perpetrator can be anonymous and for the victim, there’s no escape. Public humiliation from an account with thousands of followers can be horrific. It’s an abuse of power, using your influence for all the wrong reasons. But what if the same technique could be used for good? What if it could redress the power balance between a multinational company and an individual? The scenario A few months ago, I agreed a big contract with a lovely apartment company. It wasn’t blog work, but freelance writing. I’ll be honest,…

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A world without Twitter

I’ve read a lot this week about the fact that Twitter is struggling as a business. It seems absurd that a company as big as twitter is failing. Lets face it, it seems to have the perfect formula. It’s self-promoting, it’s one of the most popular social networks worldwide and people use it for both private and business purposes. But for whatever reason, we are falling out of love with it. The number of users is plateauing and the company’s profits are through the floor. They admit that they’re currently trying to rescue it – reshaping it, changing it and…

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News on twitter: Too much too soon?

I don’t imagine I’ll be blogging much over the coming weeks. I won’t lie, the last couple of days have been tough. Yesterday, my husband was late home from work. His motorbike wasn’t there when I got back from taking the girls to a dance class. I thought he must have been held up at work, so I got the girls in and started cooking tea. As time passed, I realised that inconsiderate though he is at times, I would probably have heard if he’d been that late finishing work. So, I gave him a call. He didn’t answer, so…

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