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Conversion via Twitter - The New Yorker
Megan Phelps - Roper on leaving Westboro Baptist Church, the church notorious for picketing funerals.
religion  culture  Twitter  homosexuality  Christianity  de-conversion 
march 2017 by pw201
Who Will Command The Robot Armies?
Funny and worrying talk. Pinboard is always good for "Internet of shit" stories, but has a wider point here.
robots  facebook  twitter  amazon  work  po  politics  surveillance  technology  automation  iot 
november 2016 by pw201
Anti-Brexit traitors outed on twitter
UKIP voters in "shit thick" shocker. Also features Louise Mensch.
twitter  ukip  funny  brexit  satire 
october 2016 by pw201
Twitter’s missing manual / fuzzy notepad
Things I didn't know, as I rarely actually write to Twitter because my impression is that it's useless for discussion.
twitter  manual 
march 2016 by pw201
ISIS and the Lonely Young American - The New York Times
The NYT has a story about radical Muslims attempting to convert an American Christian and convince her to travel to join them in Syria, all done via the Internet, mainly Twitter and Skype.
isis  islam  internet  twitter  religion  radicalisation 
july 2015 by pw201
Exclusive Extract From Jon Ronson Book 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed'
A longer extract from Ronson's book details Richards's horrible childhood and I think lends weight to my panic attack theory.
adria-richards  jon-ronson  donglegate  twitter  pycon 
march 2015 by pw201
'Overnight, everything I loved was gone': the internet shaming of Lindsey Stone | Technology | The Guardian
Interesting stuff. There's some more on the Adria Richards/donglegate thing: she gave an interview to Ronson where she describes having a physical reaction to the joke and feeling "unsafe", which, given that she was in no danger at that point, sounds like a sort of anxiety/panic attack. May explain the disproportionate reaction on her part. There's also the bit where she says she did know what she was doing by tweeting the photograph and doesn't feel bad about it. Such goodwill diplomats are not really suited for a career in PR, I'd've thought, although SendGrid clearly just fired her to get Anonymous off their back.
shaming  twitter  internet  dongle  adria-richards  donglegate 
march 2015 by pw201
Why I'm speaking up for Islam against the loudmouths who have hijacked it | Maajid Nawaz | Comment is free | The Guardian
"I tweeted a cartoon of Jesus and Mo. My aim was to carve out a space where Muslims can be heard without fearing the blasphemy charge."
mohammed  islam  jesus  cartoon  twitter  maajid-nawaz  liberal-democrats 
january 2014 by pw201
The Liberal Democrats face a true test of liberty | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer
"The real scandal in the Liberal Democrats is not leading the news. Extremists are menacing the career and life of a Liberal Democrat politician and respectable society hardly considers these authentically scandalous threats to be a scandal at all. The scandal, in short, is that there is no scandal."
islam  libdems  liberal-democrats  nick-clegg  islamism  freedom  twitter  mohammed 
january 2014 by pw201
Waterstones's social stories · Storify
Turns out Twitter is useful for something after all. Waterstones (the bookshop) in Oxford Street have been writing short stories with theirs. I liked "Quantum Leap".
twitter  waterstones  oxford-street  books  bookshop  funny  fiction  storify 
november 2013 by pw201
The mandatory tweets of the self-righteous vacillating centrist stats bore: a user's guide – Telegraph Blogs
"Sit back with a look of superiority on your face." Tee hee. I think I've probably used some of these (though not on Twitter of course, that's for twits).
argument  twitter  funny 
august 2013 by pw201
Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules | New Republic
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech
law  twitter  speech  google  islam  censorship  facebook 
may 2013 by pw201
An Interview with @AlmightyGod | Friendly Atheist
God has a Twitter feed (@almightygod). Hemant interviews Him.
religion  funny  god  twitter 
september 2011 by pw201
Omnipresent G-d (LORD_YHWH) on Twitter
God's on Twitter, with some new commandments. I don't know why these atheists complain about divine hiddeness. "My word is a knife made white by heat, such as that which one uses to cut pastrami." - wisdom for us all there.
god  yhwh  religion  funny  satire  christianity  judaism  twitter 
september 2009 by pw201
God (TheLordAlmighty) on Twitter
God's on Twitter. Good to see he's moving with the times.
funny  religion  god  twitter 
april 2009 by pw201

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