The law catches up with Twitterers

Not a day goes by  now when some footballer doesn’t get into trouble for posting something they shouldn’t have on Twitter (or some other form of blogging platform). Sometimes it’s relatively harmeless such as Ryan Babel, other times it takes on a more sinister tone. Sheffield United’s Connor Brown and his alleged comments on Twitter over the Ched Evans conviction is the perfect case of footballers not really understanding the power of the publishing tools they possess. In fairness, to footballer it appears that many don’t understand the laws of the land when it comes to publishing. After the whole Giggs incident, it seems the law is finally getting a hand on policing the internet by arresting Twitter uses who named the victim as well as investigating Sky who accidentally amplified matters.

Maybe sites such as Twitter need users to download and read a code of ethics or idiots guide to publishing law before being allowed to sign up.

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About time

Well I finally decided it was time to set up a blog.

Hopefully this will be more of a fruitful exercise than when I last tried blogging about five years ago. That ended pretty quickly after I went through the rigmarole of setting up one only to realise I didn’t have a lot to say.

A lot of time has passed since then. I’m older and wiser, and the older I get the more I have to rant about. Most of my rants/pearls of wisdom will probably center around PR, corporate communications, technology and the media. There’ll probably be a bit of sport thrown in for good measure.

Wish me luck