“I tweet therefore I am … subject to data protection law”? – Brendan Van Alsenoy

14 07 2016

TwitterIn less than 30 years, individuals have transcended their role as passive “data subjects” to become actively involved in the creation, distribution and consumption of personal data. Unless an exemption or derogation applies, individuals are – at least in theory – subject to data protection law. Read the rest of this entry »





Six ways Twitter has changed the world – Sharon Coen, Deborah Chambers, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, Philip James and Richard Jones

20 03 2016

TwitterAfter 10 years of documenting the world in 140 characters, Twitter now has more than 300m active users. This might be far fewer than Facebook’s 1.5 billion, but Twitter arguably has a disproportionate influence on the world, partly because it attracts a significant number of politicians, journalists, and celebrities. Our expert panel explain how their field has been changed by the little blue bird. Read the rest of this entry »





Expanding tweets from 140 characters to 10,000? Not nearly radical enough – Christian Fuchs

9 01 2016

TweetingThere are as yet unconfirmed reports that Twitter plans to extend its 140 character limit to 10,000. But why would Twitter consider radically changing its most unique characteristic? Read the rest of this entry »





Tweets, Terroristic Threats and “True Threats” – Susan Brenner

8 03 2015

AutothermosFor reasons we will get to in a moment, the State of Missouri charged Robert Metzinger with “making a terroristic threat under [Missouri Revised Statutes] § 574.115(4).”  State v. Metzinger, 2015 WL 790463 (Missouri Court of Appeals 2015). Section 574.115(4) makes it a “class A misdemeanor” to Read the rest of this entry »





Social Media ‘faux pas’: there’s only one ‘tweeting’ winner – Peter Coe

6 11 2014

Twitter LibelSocial media is a double-edged sword. On the one side it enables individuals to circumvent the traditional mass media, converging audience and producer to create millions of ‘publishers’. Read the rest of this entry »





Tweeting about UKIP: political expression and the Cambridge police – Tamsin Allen

15 05 2014

Cambridge NewsVictims of crime in Cambridge might have been surprised to read that two officers from the Cambridgeshire police force recently visited a person who had not committed any crime, at the behest of a political party who did not like what he had tweeted, and asked him to remove his tweet.  Happily, the tweeter in question (@MichaelAbberton) was concerned enough to contact the media, outrage has ensued and Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire has accepted that police attendance was not required.  Read the rest of this entry »





Terror on Twitter – Jonathan McCully

29 04 2014

TwitterThreatening to commit a terrorist act on a major US Airline is not the best use of social media in the 21st Century. Nevertheless, on 13 April 2014 @QueenDemetriax tweeted; Read the rest of this entry »








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