Monty's Social Outlook – Issue 17

The easy option this week would be to talk about the Egyptian protests that have centred on social networks, especially Facebook, and how the authorities have shut them down to presage the inevitable state killings that will happen after prayers this evening. Continue reading

Monty's Social Outlook – Issue 16

Since he signed his five-year contract at Liverpool football club in 2007, Ryan Babel has spent more time warming his Dutch bottom on the bench rather than playing for his team.

Used as an ‘impact player’ who comes on as a substitute and occasionally changes a game, he has made more impact on Twitter than the greensward of Anfield. Continue reading

Monty’s Social Outlook – Issue 16

Since he signed his five-year contract at Liverpool football club in 2007, Ryan Babel has spent more time warming his Dutch bottom on the bench rather than playing for his team.

Used as an ‘impact player’ who comes on as a substitute and occasionally changes a game, he has made more impact on Twitter than the greensward of Anfield. Continue reading

Monty's Social Outlook – Issue 15

Last month a 16-year-old girl from one of Thailand’s wealthiest families was charged with driving without a licence and causing death by reckless driving after ploughing into a public minibus on a Bangkok toll road.

Nine people were killed and the girl’s alleged culpability was compounded when a picture was published of her idly leaning against a barrier on her BlackBerry after the accident. This led to a ‘hater’ Facebook campaign that now has 300,000 users signed up. Continue reading

Monty’s Social Outlook – Issue 15

Last month a 16-year-old girl from one of Thailand’s wealthiest families was charged with driving without a licence and causing death by reckless driving after ploughing into a public minibus on a Bangkok toll road.

Nine people were killed and the girl’s alleged culpability was compounded when a picture was published of her idly leaning against a barrier on her BlackBerry after the accident. This led to a ‘hater’ Facebook campaign that now has 300,000 users signed up. Continue reading