Quick hit: Mercenaries and homophobes on TwitterPosted: June 12, 2012
Two UK trending topics on Twitter today made me smile. #CofE: reactions to the Church of England’s opposition to marriage equality on the grounds that it would “radically redefine marriage”, and #PolicingDebate was initiated by “private security contractors” G4S, who were contracted to provide security for the Olympics. This one was particularly great because G4S clearly did this as a PR exercise, and it blew up in their faces quite spectacularly.
Is it too utopian to suppose that social media is providing a space for people to talk back to powerful groups like the Church of England and G4S, which is not available in traditional media?