Outside the bubble

About a fortnight ago, I accidentally escaped the Twitter filter bubble. Without thinking about it, I’ve been refining my online filter bubbles for a while, quietly unfollowing some accounts, muting others, occasionally blocking when to send a public signal. I do the same with particular keywords. Try it sometime. Twitter becomes a much nicer experience […]

Retweet

A random selection of my thoughts from a week on Twitter: I’ve discovered a major loophole in the Irish constitution which allows abortion on demand. I intend to alert every political party. 1/2 Afterwards, any party claiming to be anti-abortion which does not immediately campaign to #repealthe13th will be regarded as hypocrites 2/2 Did @GerryAdamsSF […]

Fair, balanced, and objective

Every now and then I get asked to explain twitter to hacks. So far, my presentations are fairly mechanical, explaining how it works, which clients work best, how to build lists, use it to generate leads, or gather followers. I talk about avoiding flame wars, about nice ideas like balance and impartiality. That said, I […]

It wasn’t Simon

Fianna Fáil is in a spin about twitter. Nothing wrong with that, all political parties spin. You might as well criticise a dog for barking. The Fianna Fáil spin is that the criticism of the taoiseach’s performance on Morning Ireland is a storm in a pint glass, all the fault of Simon Coveney and Fine […]