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Internet Asbos Set to Tackle Online Racial Hatred

Anti-social behaviour is not new, it’s just gone online, necessitating internet asbos

Anti-social behaviour is not new, it’s just gone online, necessitating internet asbos

Recent news has been full of internet asbos (anti-social behaviour orders). The issue has stirred up a lot of feeling for and against the idea.

Abuse and nuisance are not new, but their online versions are particularly vile.

So, yes, it’s probably time to hit the trolls who stir up racially-aggravated hatred by slapping internet asbos on them. These are the same kind of anti-social behaviour orders that currently aim to keep sex offenders offline.

They are modelled on the personal restriction orders given to people for continued activity that stirs up discontent between neighbours, terrorises neighbourhoods or engaging in activities deemed unacceptable by courts.

This new way of hitting particularly anti-Jewish hostility has been recommended by the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, which also found that ‘Hitler’ and ‘holocaust’ were among the top 35 keywords used on social media last summer. Read more…

Top Ten Ways to Make Productive Use of Precious Time

Where is your use of time heading you?

Where is your use of time heading you?

If you’re time poor as most of us are … read on.

We all cope with limited time in different ways.

MBF web developer Dan Williams says that his way of concentrating is ‘to zone out other people and conversations. I usually put my headphones on, so I can’t overhear other peoples, potentially interesting conversations.’

He is far more effective that way.

At MailBigFile we are concerned to save people time. Time is money. Loss of it is also frustrating and counter-productive. Read more…

What’s Wrong With the 24/7 Culture?

24/7 culture is here to stay

24/7 culture is here to stay

The Debate: What’s Wrong With the 24/7 Culture?

Following news that the EU is pondering regulation against the 24/7 culture for employees, we discuss whether how you spend your time should be subject to restrictive legislation for your well being or whether you should decide. Read more…

The Car of Tomorrow Is Arriving Today

Google’s automated, self-driving car

Google’s automated, self-driving car

The Car of Tomorrow Is Arriving Today

There’s been lots of news and noise recently about the driverless car. This is the future and is hurtling towards us from all directions as companies race to corner the market and the public waits, wondering about safety and such like.

Started in the USA, the idea is now approved for public trials in automated shuttles in the UK. The automated vehicle industry is being born. Read more…

For a Good Laugh, Try This Fictional World

Gentle humour at its best in fictional world

Gentle humour at its best in fictional world

From Designer to Screenwriter: A Review of Scarfolk

For a Good Laugh, Try This Fictional World

Would you think a designer would have a life’s career doing just that? Not nowadays. And not for the man behind a brilliant piece of comedic and slightly surreal writing about a fictional world.

We all have different perspectives on what is funny. It might be verbal humour, physical-slapstick style comedy or toilet/sexual innuendo that turns us on.

Or it may be the clever, well-written spoof that strikes a chord with the memory and the often absurd ways the world is run nowadays. Read more…