Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

24 May 2014
by Mark
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How Facebook is killing language

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Lots of things are accused of killing language. Texting, for example. Or, to give its more common name, txtng. It’s quite easy to find articles in the popular media complaining that schoolchildren are using abbreviations such as ‘ur’, ‘gr8’ and … Continue reading

25 December 2013
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Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-O2

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It’s Christmas day and I’m blogging about porn and censorship on the Internet. How sad is that? Anyway, there have been a lot of comments on social media about how various websites have been blocked by O2, including those by … Continue reading

19 December 2010
by Mark
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Think of the children

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The spectre of Internet censorship has reared its head again recently, with reports that the government is planning to hold talks with ISPs over the creation of an “opt in” system for allowing customers to access pornographic material on the … Continue reading