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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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 –… Continue reading Social Media: Can They Censor Us?