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Every Like & Follow matters, some more so than others

27 Sep2015
For someone who natters away on twitter a lot, I’m actually not very good at this Social Media ‘thing’ and have never actively tried to attract followers. Today I am, though not for me LOL Read More...

Twitter and defamation; what you should know

07 Aug2015
Courts are only just beginning to grapple with the application of defamation law to social media platforms like Twitter. Hockey v Fairfax is only the second Australian case to reach final judgment in which damages [...] Read More...

Communication in the time of Social Media

27 Jul2015
Have you ever, like me, lamented the fact that a friend/relative didn’t have Facebook? How do you show them your photos, keep in touch, remind them you care? Read More...

What I know (love) about twitter.

13 Jul2015
Twitter is clearly different things to different people. It is one part of new/social media; forms of media production and dissemination that were popularised long after I changed careers and stopped teaching [...] Read More...

RIP Brock Turner, definitely not the wallflower at the dance

12 Jul2015
There are many, like Brock who are not hiding from scrutiny, just want to expand their social contact and pretty much have a life beyond their immediate surrounds, to discuss ideas, politics of the day but without [...] Read More...

But what about the kiddies?!

02 Jul2015
Last night twitter was abuzz with Same Sex Marriage debate - or as I like to call it, "Equality" – with the introduction of a ‘Multi-party same-sex marriage bill to be introduced in August’. If you only [...] Read More...

Cardinal George Pell might be ducking and weaving but our Federal Government is not far behind him

02 Jun2015
Now, George Pell makes for a great villain in this piece, his arrogantly callous form in previous years whenever abuse is mentioned, his running for legal advice when cornered, hell, the terribly co-incidental of [...] Read More...

Scott McIntyre 'offence' response illustrates how ANZAC day has become a ‘myth’ of biblical proportions

28 Apr2015
The ‘myth’ of ANZAC Day has gotten so out of control that it is bordering on religious fundamentalism, the particularly scary kind that Australians are normally the first to call out in other nations where [...] Read More...

Bill Shorten? When will good Opposition start?

27 Feb2015
*Drumroll Please* the Data Retention Bill or “Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014” hitting the news. That pesky Metadata that both George Brandis & Tony Abbott [...] Read More...

Yes, I sometimes read & follow News Corp Journalists and will NOT apologise for it!

03 Feb2015
Ok, this one has been building for a while... *Picks up the Mic* Yes, I despise what the Courier Mail has done recently. The repulsive LNP cheerleading front pages and fear mongering is not only reprehens [...] Read More...

WTF! Australia? Your 'stupid' is showing :(

29 Nov2014
Where is the outrage over CSIRO cuts? Where is the crossing live to a research facility to get the breathless report on the sacking of hundreds of workers and their devastation about uncertain futures ? Where are [...] Read More...

Rulz is Rulz! Whether you are Joe Blow, Jill Dill or PM of Australia.

16 Sep2014
A bloke called Grant Wyeth has written an article in The Drum titled “The 'birther' barrier is holding Parliament back”and if he thought his high & mighty attitude of “Let's hope this silly undertaking of [...] Read More...

It’s a bird, It’s a plane, NO, it’s #SuperNewman

07 Jul2014
Many of us actually find the hi-viz antics of our esteemed Prime Minister Tony Abbott rather embarrassing, but, Queensland Premier could have topped him with the putinesque style spin – who would have thought [...] Read More...

Does the 2014 Lowy Institute Poll answer some Clive-aggedon questions?

09 Jun2014
Cruising the news this morning I came across an interesting Peter Hartcher piece from a few days ago. I say interesting as I don’t particularly find Hartcher’s work normally interesting, a tad too self-impo [...] Read More...

Clive’s sexism: Hallelujah the media see the light

04 Jun2014
I would seriously suggest that before you - the media* - go lecturing us punters about outrage in regard to sexism that you take a good hard look at yourselves, your past inaction invalidates you and does NOT give [...] Read More...
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