If you blog or run a website with a comment function I am sure you’ll be familiar with the concept of comment spam. Most people presume these ever-so-personal (not) messages are generated by some kind of script and submitted by robotic means but believe it or not they are mostly posted by people. This is […]
Instead of closing my Twitter account. I kept it open but I did walk away for a short time. It did me the power of good and while I was away I did a lot of thinking about social media and whether I should return and if so under what form. I came up with a plan which I have no called a social media survival kit.
The Communication Data Bill is yet another poorly thought out that attempt to monitor what everybody is doing and thus keep an eye on all of us – innocent or not. I appreciate there will be some purported legitimate reasons for wanting to monitor certain people for particular reasons but there’s a pretty decent chance that anyone who is using the Internet for criminal activity (and copyright infringement is not a crime) will already work around the bits where they leave a trace. This bill must be stopped.
I’m doing some basic research on teaching kids to program computers. If you teach (or have taught) kids to program I’d value your response.