Sticks and Stones: how to harness & farm social media trolls, for fun and profit

Now, not everyone who disagrees with what you say, do or even who you are, is actually a troll. Feeling ‘triggered’ or misunderstood by a divergent opinion to yours on a topic you present is not justification to vilify an internet identity. Before we get defensive, let’s clarify that. People come to different decisions on topics based on their own reading and lived experiences. Sharing these is not an attack on you. They are starting a conversation. They may put it a little bluntly, or insultingly, but give some leeway for lack of tonicity in text.

4 people and champagne in a 5 star hotel suite

**update: I wasn’t teasing you my darlings, standing someone up is the lowest form of cowardice! I’ve been delayed or cancelled (as with many of you I’m sure) due to drones at the airport! What on earth could I be getting up to on a Wednesday night? If you’d like to see, please watch UK…

Libertine YouTube Community

Sometimes when making something new, it is me that feels like the baby duckling. Someone (who I consider to be generally rather clever) has suggested I make a YouTube channel to go along with the blog. Being a child of dial-up internet days, I’ve used YouTube rather a lot as a viewer, but not as…

Feeld as a single female (extract)

Dating apps have come a long way.  For every niche interest, there seems to be one.  Or ten.  A few days ago, I joined Feeld as a single female.  Lest you think I was performing some sort of seductive trickery, allow me to clarify.  My profile picture was an overexposed silhouette of my face with…