My experience of Twitter censorship

Here’s what happened when I tweeted a link that Twitter doesn’t approve of. Censorship in the abstract is worrying; real life experience is shocking.

The Internet is Just a Prototype The week in hyperlinks #19

A weekly reading list to stimulate thoughts about the (digitised) world you might (or might not) want to live in.

It’s time to regulate Ma Bird

Twitter is the new Public Switched Message Network, but is failing to deliver on its legal obligations as a public forum. It now must be regulated.

The Internet is Just a Prototype The week in hyperlinks #18

A weekly reading list to stimulate thoughts about the (digitised) world you might (or might not) want to live in.

The Internet is Just a Prototype The week in hyperlinks #17

A weekly reading list to stimulate thoughts about the (digitised) world you might (or might not) want to live in.

WWG1WGA: The greatest communications event in history

“Where We Go One We Go All” was inscribed on the bell on JFK’s boat. It is a rallying cry for unity, and now headlines an extraordinary set of events.

The silence of the sheep

The mass media is strangely silent on some very real recent events. What could be behind this news blackout? And what does it portend for the future?

The Internet is Just a Prototype The week in hyperlinks #16

A weekly reading list to stimulate thoughts about the (digitised) world you might (or might not) want to live in.

The Internet is Just a Prototype The week in hyperlinks #15

A weekly reading list to stimulate thoughts about the (digitised) world you might (or might not) want to live in.

Planes have throttles, networks do not

When we use casual metaphors to describe complex technical systems, we inevitably get a mismatch. This is why ISP “throttling” cannot be regulated.