Why I’m not participating in #TwitterSilence

Due to the incessant trolling and abuse that’s been taking place against women on Twitter recently, today has been earmarked as a day to stay off the social network. The initial idea was Caitlin Moran’s (see tweet above) and I respect her greatly as she has dealt with a vast amount of social media abuse […]

Trolling, social media & super-powers

This week I wrote for the Independent on the ‘super-powers’ that social media give to us; namely the ability to act as though we were invisible. This piece explores trolling, morality and anonymity. Sir John Pendry has received the Institute of Physics’ most prestigious award for¬†his work on an “invisibility cloak”. Such news makes my […]