Acceptability∗ What am I saying?∗ To whom am I saying it?∗ What about student usage?∗ Private Vs Public speech∗ The Law – ‘flaming’ – Twitter Joke Trial
Twitter Joke Trial∗ Paul Chambers∗ Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!
The Communications Act 2003∗ A person is guilty of an offence if he—∗ (a) sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character; or∗ (b) causes any such message or matter to be so sent.
Status∗ Who am I?∗ Teacher?∗ Researcher?∗ Husband? Wife? Civil Partner?∗ Manager? Celebrity? Politician? Academic?∗ Breaking out of the Academy?∗ Challenging ‘professionalisation’ of academia?
What are the boundaries?∗ Identity∗ Authenticity?∗ Goffman – ‘performance’ of identity∗ Cownie – application to the Law Teacher∗ @uoslec2012