Posted tagged ‘Twitter’

Moving on from LNS and the curious case of Oscar Pistorius

March 3, 2013

News of LNS decision not to strip Rangers of titles has been met with some major, though not unsurprising disdain among many football supporters. When I first turned on the radio on Thursday afternoon to hear the news I was not at all surprised with the learned Lords judgement. Simply put, LNS arrived at the correct conclusion.

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Who are Rangers?

November 20, 2012

A discussion developed earlier on Twitter regarding my provision in an earlier post that Rangers are still Rangers in almost every shape and form.

First of all, I would thank everyone that reads my blog. At the end of the day, these are nothing but my own musings and although I will often diverge into other avenues of interest one thing that I continue to return to is the debate surrounding Rangers.  People will not always agree on football; indeed it would be a very dull and boring sport if someone were to remove the subjectivity from it.

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‘Twitter’ and Lord McAlpine

November 16, 2012

 

I have written extensively in the past regarding the law of social media and employment matters that you can have a read at here.

This time I once again find myself falling into the trap of discussing social media but this time in relation to defamation.  My main reason for writing this piece is because of the recent settlement between the BBC and Lord McAlpine.

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Social Media and Employment Law

March 29, 2012

I am not that old.

I remember leaving high school and heading off to University: barley turned 18 years old armed only with my 450 speed processor of a laptop, a lump in my throat and more importantly – my Nokia 3330.

The Nokia 3330 was a robust piece of equipment. It could sent three text messages in one, had interchangeable covers and again, more importantly – Snake 2.

The year was 2003. In October of that very year, a few thousand miles away in Harvard University – a student began a revolution and almost single-handedly changed the way the world communicates. That student was Mark Zuckerberg, a self-made billionaire all stemming from his invention of a rather simple computer networking site within Harvard University called Facesmash. Of course this would later become Facebook, a programme familiar around the world with almost a billion users to date.

I used the word revolution, and aptly. A revolution in the traditional sense springs memories and images of Che Guevara type figures leading a charge against oppression and corruption. As we have witnessed only too recently in the Middle East and North Africa a revolution these days tends to be leaderless. Social media: Twitter, Facebook and the rest have made such possible.

Back in 2003 if we wanted to know the football results we either listened to the classifieds on the radio or we tuned into ‘teletext’ or ‘ceefax’. Such an idea seems rather pathetic now with the invention of far superior mobile phoned, the ‘app’ and social media where information on virtually ANYTHING is available at the touch of a finger. (more…)