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(not satire – it’s Twitter!)

This is what Mark S Luckie – Twitter’s manager of news and journalism and author of a book which advises journalists about how to make the best use of digital media networks – says about social media:

Social media starts with a conversation. If you can talk with others, listen to what they have to say and create an engaging exchange, you will thrive on the social web.

Well, that’s a bit strange.

Because when Caroline Criado-Perez turned for help to Luckie after she found herself subjected to a sustained series of rape threats and extreme abuse on Twitter after she successfully campaigned for Jane Austen to become the new face of the £10 note – Mr Luckie didn’t seem very interested in creating an “engaging exchange” with her.

In fact he figuratively turned his back on her – by locking down his account and blocking her.

Looks to me like Mr Luckie needs to practice more what he preaches. Or at the very least issue an apology.

But I won’t be holding my breath.


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Twitter Science – is George Osborne secretly endorsing Liam Fox as next Tory leader?

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