Monday, May 16, 2011
Busting Super-Injunctions On Twitter: Another Symptom Of An Over-Entitled Age
This weekend finds me in London, whirling around in the eye of the book launch storm and with very little opportunity to keep track of what's making news in the world of technology. Fortunately here in the UK there's one tech story that's impossible to miss: an anonymous Twitter user has been posting details of legal injunctions, taken out by celebrities to keep their alleged misdeeds out of the public eye. Inevitably, a debate is raging both in the traditional press and online: does Twitter render so-called ?super injunctions? redundant? What's the value in gagging a newspaper when the same allegations can be published anonymously online with impunity? Is there a place for secrecy in today's open and connected world?