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 […]