Understanding the scandal of Clemmie Hooper, Instagram influencer

* In response to this piece, several commenters have pointed out that it’s important to not let hate speech pass without comment. To be absolutely clear, BritMums abhors racism, sexism and other forms of hate speech online and believes we must speak out against those when we find them. Earlier this month, the story of…

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How to NOT comment like a troll

Disagreeable comments coming from a troll and other revolting creatures that lurk in the blogosphere is one of the main causes why people turn off their commenting facilities on the blogs.  However, not only is it important to recognise a troll (and not just someone with a bit of a gripe against you), but to understand…

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14 social media & blogging predictions for 2014

Another year and if anything is certain, it will be a year when social media and blogging will evolve and develop in ways that impact how we blog and how people read, communicate and share information. Here’s our 14 predictions for 2014. 1. Everyone will be a social influencer. OK, that’s a bit of an…

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It’s time to rethink “Don’t feed the trolls”

“Don’t feed the trolls.” We’ve all heard this advice as the best solution to quiet annoying, insulting, harassing and otherwise unwanted activity online. Many of us have probably said it at one time or another. But it’s time we all not just rethink it, but actually screw it up into a ball and throw it…

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