I’ve been thinking a bit recently about “citizen journalism” and its relationship with the mainstream media. “User generated content” is very trendy at the moment. I had expected that to happen, but it hasn’t turned out quite the way I expected it. Some people seem dead set on framing the whole issue as some kind […]
An interesting article about what it’s like to be a British Asian with a beard in the aftermath of the 7th of July London bombings.
Another victim of the London bombings has spoken out against the media’s misrepresentation of his views. But this time John Tulloch’s image is being used aswell. (Via.) Update: See Curious Hamster on this aswell.
Britain Gets Tough. (Via.)
I’ve not managed to read all of this. But I’ve read the first half or so and it’s really good, so why don’t you give it a go? (Via.)
According to The Guardian. And now also the BBC. So he was just an Asian guy with a jacket on then? (Update: Now it turns out he wasn’t even Asian, but Brazilian.) It’s possibly best to wait and see what further news there is until commenting properly though. Update: Nosemonkey posts on this aswell. Update: […]
A very interesting poll about issues related to the London bombings. (Via.)
Nosemonkey on the Vauxhall incident and citizen journalism.
BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG If the reports are true then I think this is quite a lot, especially considering the guy was apparently already on the floor. My initial thought train went something like this: “Holy shit they shot a suspected terrorist… But couldn’t they have just arrested him? If the bomb was on […]
Revised Traffic Lights of Doom — in order to “take into account the lameness of this latest attack.” (Via.)