How to survive a Eurovision party

Listening in on the social media debate

‘Burke asserted that we should value chivalry, morality and friendship. But how do we measure the huge rise in social media in terms of GDP?’

The censorious among us can seize on vast amounts of online evidence and use it to ruin the lives of citizens at random

What will it take for the Obama administration to realise that their treasured “Reset” is the foreign policy equivalent of Monty’s Python’s dead parrot? The insults and harassment heaped upon Michel McFaul, the American Ambassador to Russia, apparently aren’t enough.

‘While discussing sex education it emerges that Doncaster has the highest rate of STIs in the UK. I turn down an offer to hit the town’

Cyber-activism spreads quickly and reaches many, but the lack of risk involved means it is largely superficial

The ego has landed, as Hugo Chávez signs up to Twitter

Frances Weaver introduces a new monthly column about the internet

We imagine that the web is a forum for uncensored thought. We couldn’t be more wrong