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What Can Anonymous Do To ISIS?

In the wake of the Paris attack, Anonymous declared war on ISIS – #OpParis. Cue sinister Guy Fawkes mask promising the digital destruction of the Islamic State. Within 24 hours of ISIS calling them idiots, 5,500 ISIS-related Twitter accounts went down. Anonymous’s war on ISIS isn’t new. Some part of the collective has been hammering away at ISIS since  Look up #OpISIS, born in the wake of Charlie Hebdo: by April… Read More »What Can Anonymous Do To ISIS?

Mapping Election Influence On Social Media: Part One – Twitter

This is the Twitter universe of the elections. Every star is a tweep; every line is a tweet, retweet or a mention. Beautiful, isn’t it? This is a visual representation of a week’s worth of Twitter conversations from #GenElecSL and #SLGE15, the two most popular hashtags related to the 2015 General Election. I’ve set about mapping influencers on social media – and the first part of the map is Twitter: the… Read More »Mapping Election Influence On Social Media: Part One – Twitter

Social Media: Can They Censor Us?

Yesterday, Eran Wickramaratne, Sanjana Hattotuwa (Groundviews) and Malinda Seniviratne (Daily Nation) got together for a forum on social media and the whole question on censorship. Now, far be it from me to talk about that, because by a rather unlucky combination of work and delayed meetings, I completely missed out on that thing. Pity – I was really looking forward to it. But an acquaintance and I once had a… Read More »Social Media: Can They Censor Us?