Social media, like Facebook or Twitter or even blogs, make it so easy nowadays to share every little detail of our lives, as young parents are often only too happy to share photos, updates & stories about their new children, but where do you draw the line? New York writer Blair Koenig had enough of this over sharing phenomenon & has started blogging about it & she joins Miriam this morning. (Blair is also the woman behind a very popular blog STFU, Parents –here in Ireland we can (almost) say it: it translates as Shut The Feck Up)
The unprecedented growth of social media such as Facebook and Twitter has seen the number of defamation cases involving online content increase rapidly. The latest case is that of British activist,Caroline Criado-Perez who had to endure insults and violent threats on Twitter for wanting Jane Austen's image on the UK10-pound note led to her calling the police after finding no solace from Twitter. Now the case has come to a head with the arrest of a 32 year old man since Labour MP Stella Creasy was subject to a barrage of threatening messages from internet trolls on the micro-blogging site ...
The panel continue and Security Analyst Declan Power discuss the Terror Threat issued to Americans abroad. Áine is then joined by Mary Aiken cyber-psychologist, research fellow at RCSI, Dr Ciaran McMahon, social media scientist and Dr Clare Hardaker, Lancaster University about Twitter Trolls and on-line abuse.
Did you ever wonder what happens to your email, Twitter or Facebook accounts when you die? Well, you're about to find out! Damien McCallig is writing a PhD on the subject at NUI Galway & is in studio with Brendan & we are also joined from the East Coast of America, by Democrat Peter Sullivan, New Hampshire House of Representatives.