Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 20th, 2018 - 20 comments
Aaron Schlossberg, American Attorney and Trump Supporter, and someone who thinks people speaking Spanish to each other in a New York restaurant poses some sort of existential threat to the Union is this week’s doofus of the week.
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, May 16th, 2018 - 21 comments
Phil Quin has been his usual dickheaded self on the net. Trying to bully people about material that they probably didn’t write on this site is not a way to get it looked at. For that everyone need to follow the procedures detailed in our contact page and the pages linked to it. The alternatives aren’t nice. Ask Dermot Nottingham. Updated
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 1st, 2018 - 101 comments
Last weekend ACT had a protest against charter schools and spent in the vicinity of $10,000 to get maybe 50 people to attend. They should have gone to Labour Hire.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, March 30th, 2018 - 5 comments
Idiot/Savant at No Right Turn on Facebook and the Privacy Commissioner.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 26th, 2018 - 189 comments
Conversations on overpopulation are so often framed in a way that is racist and fail to acknowledge the unfair distribution and use of resources. With the added dimension of seeking to punish the poor for problems created by the economically secure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, March 21st, 2018 - 80 comments
A whistleblower, Christopher Wyllie, has explained how Cambridge Analytica managed to secure the data of 50 million Americans and how it was used in the last US Presidential election.
Written By: - Date published: 6:04 am, March 5th, 2018 - 18 comments
Current affairs site Newsroom has been served an injunction until a further hearing on March 26.
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, February 8th, 2018 - 17 comments
Over in America Republican intellectual genius Paul Ryan tweeted how a School teacher who will receive $1.50 extra per week because of Republican tax cuts was grateful for the increase. But it did not go down well …
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 20th, 2017 - 52 comments
A couple of recent examples suggests that National’s social media game is well below standard. And Judith Collins is no longer the Parliamentary Queen of twitter.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, November 19th, 2017 - 8 comments
Robert Peston in the Spectator has analysed the social media performance of the two big parties in the United Kingdom and has concluded that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour had a significant advantage over Theresa May’s conservatives.
Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, November 17th, 2017 - 1 comment
Writer Sarah Wilson blogged about her experience of the recent Nethui event, looking at Nethui itself, corporate control and the internet, safety for kids, sex worker access to the net, disability access, the importance of digital inclusion and literacy, and the social/cultural consequences of the internet.
Written By: - Date published: 6:27 am, November 4th, 2017 - 4 comments
For a brief moment, the internets rejoiced.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, October 14th, 2017 - 44 comments
Anyone feeling for Sean Plunket?
Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, October 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments
The Opportunities Party’s election campaign Communications Director and recent appointee to the Broadcasting Standards Authority has had their election day tweets referred to the police.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, August 9th, 2017 - 21 comments
Some of Bill English’s texts have been released. And they are not what you might expect.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, August 9th, 2017 - 24 comments
Last night all the excitement finally caught up with them, leading to calls for Paddy Gower to resign and for MSM organisations to delete their social media accounts.
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, July 19th, 2017 - 51 comments
Lordy, what’s going on?
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 25th, 2017 - 17 comments
A little bit of feel good for a Sunday morning (plus a very clever cat!).
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 30th, 2017 - 47 comments
I just got sent a notice of complaint from Netsafe under the HDCA (Harmful Digital Communications Act). It appears to me that Netsafe still either hasn’t read the act or that they are cooperating with the perpetrators of Dirty Politics. Either way, I don’t have time to deal with people who don’t put in the information required by the act for me and the unknown author to make a decision. Updated