Stand up for the innocent on social media or the predators will win
Mark Barnes reports from the trenches on the battle for the soul of the global online discourse
I spend too much time on my phone. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this - I give myself a little pat on the back when my usage report shows a decline on last week's - but it's still too much. Thankfully, I'm not on any of the mainstream social media platforms, but I do tweet, and (if only to keep up) follow some publications — and even that's a handful.
I spend the first 10-15 minutes of every day blocking unwanted tweeters and e-mails — I block everyone I haven't initiated. In the main, this is little more than an irritation, but I'm still not sure why I have to block them, instead of them having to get my permission to make contact? Unwanted marketing calls are no different...