Tag Archives: Twitter

Cyber-con. The London Review of Books, 2 December 2010

Death to the Dictator!: Witnessing Iran’s Election and the Crippling of the Islamic Republic by Afsaneh Moqadam
Bodley Head, 134 pp, £10.99, May 2010, ISBN 978 1 84792 146 8 The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov
Allen Lane, 408 pp, £14.99, January 2011, … Continue reading

We all need to be in the loop. The Times (London), 18 February 2009

On December 20 last year, a Boeing 737 preparing for take-off in Colorado skidded off the runway, tumbled into a ravine and injured 38 people. Just moments after the accident, while his fellow passengers sat reflecting on their good fortune … Continue reading

The trouble with Twitter/Tories

Was on Today programme this morning, arguing with the charming and usually pretty good Tory culture secretary Jeremy Hunt about the internet. About three years later than everyone else, including the magician Derren Brown and an amateur league team from … Continue reading

Me, interviewed in today’s Scotsman.

Read it here. Will be in conversation with Dominique Moisi at Edinburgh Books Festival on Thursday 27th at 330pm.

Very kind review in The Globe and Mail by Don Tapscott, co-author of Wikinomics

Is Twitter making us twits? There’s no doubt that our time online changes us, but is it ultimately harmful? DON TAPSCOTT 30 May 2009 The Globe and Mail LOST IN CYBURBIA How Life on the Net Creates a Life of … Continue reading

Lovely review from Art Review’s May edition, by JJ Charlesworth

Cyburbia: The Dangerous Idea That’s Changing How We Live and Who We Are By James Harkin Little, Brown / Knopf Canada, £17.99 / $24.32 (hardcover) Right now, you’re probably too busy bidding on eBay, cruising Second Life, emailing on your … Continue reading

Can Twittering be a Sin? Answers, please, in 140 characters.

A comment piece in tomorrow’s (UK) Independent. Read it here.

Review: The Scotsman, 28 Feb.

The novelist and critic Michael Pye writes an interesting review of the book here. In a generally sympathetic article, he argues that I pay too little attention to how the owners of places like Twitter and Facebook are manipulating us … Continue reading

Article in The Register, 23 Feb. “War, Web 2.0 and the fail loop.”

From Hezbollah to Twitter, a critical look what being on a continuous electronic information loop does to organisations.  Read it here.

Contra Twitter: We all need to be in the loop.

The Times (London), Times 2 Cover Story, Wed 18 Feb.