Tag Archives: Facebook

Skepticlawyer now on Facebook, Twitter

Skepticlawyer now has its very own Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook and you want the latest on Skepticlawyer, “like” us to get our updates. I’ve also set it up so that the blog feed goes to my twitter feed (my name in Twitter is Legal Eagle and my user name is legaleagle777). So there’s […]

Facebook and friendship

In some ways, Facebook is very good for friendship. Via Facebook, I’ve managed to get back in contact with various childhood and school friends, which has been lovely. I am the kind of person who takes friendships seriously. I’m still friends with three people from Primary School, for goodness sakes, let alone numerous people from […]

Hoist by their own petard

I think it’s fair to say that Heath G and I share an obsession with fantastically unsuccessful defamation actions that result in the very opposite outcome to that which the plaintiff sought to achieve. At Minimal State, Heath has a post about the best one yet, involving a hapless company named T & J Towing: […]

Cyberbullying and the law

[Cross posted at Fortnightly Review, the new online journal founded by IPRIA and the CMCL at the University of Melbourne. Please check out Fortnightly Review – it’s well worth a look.] 1. CYBER-BULLYING Cyber-bullying in Australia – Facebook It’s not only Lara Bingle and other celebrities who have to worry about cyber-bullying, “sexting” and how […]

Ari and Mohammed are now friends

The Israeli military cancelled a planned raid on a Palestinian village after one of its soldiers posted details of the operation on Facebook. The unnamed soldier revealed the time and place of the raid and the name of his unit on the social networking site. He said on his status update that his unit planned […]

The wolf and the lamb

I am generally a pretty gentle person. The other day, my daughter found a spider in the corridor, and I guided it into a glass and tipped it out on the veranda. I have difficulty hurting things. However, everyone has something which pushes their buttons. For me, it’s bullying. A British teenager has become the […]

Social networking technology and employers

Deckard: Replicants are like any other machine. They’re either a benefit or a hazard. If they’re a benefit, it’s not my problem. Bladerunner, 1982 Very much the same thing could be said about social networking technology as about replicants. The technology can have both positive and negative ramifications. A few times over the last week, […]

Through a glass, darkly

An online persona is an interesting thing – a reflection of the self in a very public forum. One of my old bosses used to say, “Never write anything in a file of which you’d be ashamed if it needed to be produced before the Court.” I tend to employ the same principle with regard […]