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The tweet that cost $105,000

The tweet that cost $105,000 | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
Former schoolboy ordered to pay damages for defaming teacher on Twitter and Facebook.
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First successful prosecution of Twitter and Facebook defamation case in Aus

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Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release — Technology and Society — Medium

Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release — Technology and Society — Medium | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
Last week was a curious one. First, Guardian writer Emma G.
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New social movements and social change

These extracts from Wikipedia will be familiar territory to many readers of this blog, but I thought they could be a useful reminder of the connection between 'new social movements' theory and the ...

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Cyberbullying 'A Daily Problem' For Children

Cyberbullying 'A Daily Problem' For Children | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
A study by the Anti-Bullying Alliance reveals half of youngsters in England think the issue is a part of everyday life.
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Tony Abbott gets tough on cyber bullying

Tony Abbott gets tough on cyber bullying | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: POPULAR social media sites will be forced by law to remove harmful material against people under 18 years and cyber bullies may face up three months' jail if the Coalition wins the federal election.
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AP Twitter hack causes panic on Wall Street and sends Dow plunging

AP Twitter hack causes panic on Wall Street and sends Dow plunging | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
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'Breathtaking' reaction from News Limited: Cassidy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Breathtaking' reaction from News Limited: Cassidy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
Barrie Cassidy looks at the reaction of News Limited to the Government's proposed media laws.
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Internet troll Tristan Barker's Facebeef online army dupes Today Tonight into running bogus story

Internet troll Tristan Barker's Facebeef online army dupes Today Tonight into running bogus story | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
NOTORIOUS internet troll Tristan Barker's online army has struck again - this time duping Today Tonight into running a bogus story.
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Great. And next we'll read, Internet Troll dupes Herald Sun into believing that they'd duped Today Tonight... etc. . . 

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We're punks of our generation, say teen 'trolls' behind Facebeef

We're punks of our generation, say teen 'trolls' behind Facebeef | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
The teenagers behind the Facebook page known as "Facebeef" have a knack for creating publicity and courting controversy.
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Misogyny, intimidation, silencing – the realities of online bullying

Misogyny, intimidation, silencing – the realities of online bullying | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
The aggregated effect of floods of negative comments online can be enough to put opinionated women off appearing in public.
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Online contest and provocation takes many forms, including racial, sexual, and gendered forms of bigotry. I'm not sure it helps to privilege misogyny, even though this is a big part of the picture. 

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Social Media Statistics Australia - January 2014

Social Media Statistics Australia - January 2014 | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
Monthly Social Media report showing the most popular Social Networks in Australia during January 2014.
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Getting closer: The effects of personalized and interactive online political communication

Political parties and politicians increasingly use the possibilities of the Internet to communicate interactively with citizens and vice versa. The Internet also offers opportunities for individual politicians to profile themselves. These developments are often said to bring politics closer to citizens, increasing their political engagement in politics. Empirical evidence for such claims is, however, scarce. In a scenario experiment and a laboratory experiment using real-world websites, the authors examine whether more personalized online communication (a focus on individual politicians) and the use of interactive features increase political involvement among citizens. The results from both studies demonstrate that both highly interactive and personalized online communication do increase citizens’ political involvement. Moreover, it was also found that political personalization positively moderates the effect of interactivity on political involvement, meaning that the effects of interactivity are even stronger in a personalized setting.


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'World's first anti-trolling software' launched in UK - Telegraph

'World's first anti-trolling software' launched in UK - Telegraph | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
A British software company has launched a new app to help footballers, reality TV stars, pop stars, politicians and anyone in the public eye block abusive messages on their Twitter feeds.
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Confessions of an online troll

Confessions of an online troll | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
“What I do is really quite psychological. It’s about understanding people and knowing how they tick."
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Why I reject your comments

Why I reject your comments | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
If you thought the comments on our site were nasty, you should read the ones this man throws out.
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Reddit.com, The Greatest Online Threat To Your Kids, Wife and Husband

Reddit.com, The Greatest Online Threat To Your Kids, Wife and Husband | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
Thanks for rating this! Now tell the world how you feel through social media. Share this on Twitter and on Facebook. (Nah, it’s cool; just take me back.) How does this post make you feel? Happy Fascinated Geeky LOL Sad WTF?
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Facebeef dupes Today Tonight into fake trolling story

Facebeef dupes Today Tonight into fake trolling story | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
Internet troll group, Facebeef, has made a public mockery of Today Tonight after convincing the show to run a bogus cyber bullying story as its lead expose.
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Voice of feminism a force for change - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Voice of feminism a force for change - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Social media publics & civic engagment | Scoop.it
A century ago, suffragettes would chain themselves to public buildings and deliver incendiary speeches about women's rights, as the police furiously sawed at the locks.
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Internet Trolling to be recognised as a crime - e-petitions

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Pure fantasy. Interesting that the petition begins with 'vehement belief', vehemence as exactly that which it seeks to ban from online environments. Passion can be ugly too. 

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