Twitter, Thatcher and the Daily Mail as our moral arbiter

I wrote a piece yesterday about Twitter and the death of Margaret Thatcher, in which I suggested that there’s something a bit off about the Daily Mail using Twitter to find ammunition for its monsterings.

I’ve written before that Twitter is like a pub, and I still think that’s true – but I also think we tend to forget that every single thing we say is being recorded for posterity. In an ideal world we’d be able to say what we like online without fear of consequences, but as Paris Brown now knows all too well, that isn’t the world we live in.

Today, the Daily Mail forced a cop to resign because he said nasty things about Thatcher on Twitter.

(Sorry I’ve been quiet, btw. I’ve been ill.)