Twitter Updates

  • Top 10 Reasons I Will Not Follow You in Return on Twitter – http://tinyurl.com/a8e4rh – just found this superb list from Atherton Bartelby. #
  • Manna for psephologists – 2008 US Presidential Vote by Congressional District: http://tinyurl.com/c8dyf5 #
  • 2008 US Presidential Vote by Congressional District – http://tinyurl.com/cp87ms – in colour-coded zooming map format. Love an electoral map! #
  • Transcript, audio and video of @KevinRuddPM interviewed on PBS NewsHour – http://tinyurl.com/d2xqmn – will be shown on SBS at 4.30pm today. #
  • @kirsty_wilson So you are now ergonomically sound? in reply to kirsty_wilson #
  • RT @Reuters: U.S. historian John Hope Franklin dies at 94 http://r.reuters.com/dag43c || Couple of great anecdotes in this report. #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Some journos still tossing out stories anti my twitter. (cont. next tweet) #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann …Those in pocket of Libs don’t say both sides using it to interact. Why the big deal? #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: Members of the Qld Bligh cabinet have been sworn in – http://tinyurl.com/c2nvc6 #
  • @john_larkin That’s one very impressive blog post about your use of technology in the classroom – http://tinyurl.com/cqcqmk in reply to john_larkin #
  • @john_larkin To say nothing of bringing back memories of Hypercard. Reminds me of the days when I was the proud owner of an Apple IIGS. in reply to john_larkin #
  • RT @stilgherrian: Any web developer got a spare couple hours this arvo? Wanna make a “Conroy Cnutmeter” for “Q&A” tonight? || Hehehe!!! #
  • RT @nicheprof: Download this Report – Behind the Scenes in the Blogosphere: Advice From Established Bloggers http://budurl.com/8xgu #
  • @NanaMex So you’re bowled over, flushed with success, happy with how things have panned out…. (I’ve got more if you can stand it) in reply to NanaMex #
  • @rmolden SPRUNG! in reply to rmolden #
  • @rmolden You need an alternative identity for illicit lunchtime tweeting. in reply to rmolden #
  • @NanaMex You’re driving me potty… in reply to NanaMex #
  • @rmolden Well in that case it’s good to see you working through your lunchtime… in reply to rmolden #
  • RT @SBSNews: Twitter taking 1st step in quest to parlay popularity into revenue by offering customers more services – http://cli.gs/VG2VBq #
  • @NanaMex Not driving you round the u-bend? in reply to NanaMex #
  • RT @theage: Obama did not ask for more troops: Rudd http://tinyurl.com/cg4z7t #
  • @NanaMex Reminds me of that book published years ago: “Let Stalk Strine” – Let’s talk Australian. in reply to NanaMex #
  • 58,758 people have posted questions already on the White House website – http://tinyurl.com/cn5pwl – Obama Web2.0 strategy back in business? #
  • RT @videoezy: Twitter users “navel-gazing narcissists who lack .. social skills – http://bit.ly/b9yr || loved the line about baby-minding. #
  • RT @WilsonTuckey: Right, the one true paper of record is now on Twitter. @WestAustralian || With a recommendation like this…. #
  • Ahhh…. should have looked at @WestAustralian before I jumped to a rash conclusion! #
  • @ninakatya I understand perfectly! in reply to ninakatya #
  • CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion – http://tinyurl.com/cgk5q7 – Real news? Fake news? #
  • The no-return-follow list is down to 197 – http://tinyurl.com/cutpd9 – who else don’t I need on this list? #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Thanks for your feedback. Kerr and co can keep whacking me over twitter. But I will keep talking directly with people. #
  • @nicodonnell He hates me. It’s all my fault. I’m a loser… in reply to nicodonnell #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: @Nomesque Thx. Obama, UK & Aust PMs, US Senators, Malcolm Turnbull & Anna Bligh use twitter. It’s hands-on democracy. #
  • @nicodonnell He doesn’t follow me either! in reply to nicodonnell #
  • @nicodonnell Francophile? Have you seen http://escapetoparis.com – new blog by a friend of mine. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • RT @TwURLedNews: 6 Reasons Why Twitter is the Future of Search – http://bit.ly/TPZi7 || A must-read explanation of Twitter’s potential. #
  • Tonight’s football is the lead (cross-promotional) item on the Channel 10 news… who says we get the media we deserve? #
  • Transcript, audio and video of @KevinRuddPM interviewed on PBS NewsHour – http://tinyurl.com/d2xqmn – on SBS now. #
  • The Grand Pricks is the number two item on the Channel 10 news… at least it’s not as important as AFL… #
  • @mr_billiam Hehehe… I’ll bet you anything Ch 9 & 7 will run the same way at 6pm. Will the ABC lead with Fitzgibbon? Dumbing down lives. in reply to mr_billiam #
  • ‘Brezhnev Apparatchik’ – http://tinyurl.com/dbwfmp – Tory MP lays into Gordon Brown. Video goes viral on YouTube. RT @GrahamY #
  • Haven’t heard the reds under the bed line in ages. Ah, nostalgia. #
  • @stephenkruiser Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. in reply to stephenkruiser #
  • Fake Stephen Conroy’s ‘fake’ sacking: http://tinyurl.com/d97wyo #
  • @ninakatya I can recommend the Channel 10 news for sheer hilarity… in reply to ninakatya #
  • @ninakatya I’m a fan of The Plague. in reply to ninakatya #
  • @jimrhiz Hehehe… the old ones are the best! in reply to jimrhiz #
  • @mr_billiam Football leading 7 but 9 covering a bushfire related story. Bet’s off… in reply to mr_billiam #
  • @mr_billiam Now @SportzfanRadio is following me! Apparently a “thinking person’s sports show”. Oxymoron? in reply to mr_billiam #
  • @ninakatya “Paranormal romance” = “relationship with male” in reply to ninakatya #
  • @markparton Only get worried if there’s a horse’s head on your pillow tonight… in reply to markparton #
  • RT @mpesce: Waiting to go on LIVE on RADIO NATIONAL. Tune in if you want to hear! #
  • Defence Dept statement on allegations of covert investigation of Fitzgibbon: http://tinyurl.com/c37zwe #
  • Just renewed by Aweber account for another year – http://tinyurl.com/dcfw3b – one of the best investments I can make. #
  • @transcribe Quality, not quantity… in reply to transcribe #
  • @nicodonnell Precisely. Someone in the Defence Dept should be sacked, not Fitzgibbon. They work FOR the govt, not the other way round. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • @transcribe Try FriendOrFollower – http://tinyurl.com/52pnb3 – get your confidence back! in reply to transcribe #
  • @nicodonnell I am also surprised at how shallow he’s turned out to be. Doesn’t seem to understand that good policy will bring good politics. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • I’m down to the hard core of “must follow even if they don’t follow me” – http://tinyurl.com/cutpd9 – so who can I cull from this list? #
  • @karynromeis A dirty job but someone has to do it… in reply to karynromeis #
  • Having your head in the internet clouds – http://tinyurl.com/cbts9t – Wall Street Journal on cloud computing. #
  • @transcribe And he’s back from Hangzhoul, so he’s got no excuse… in reply to transcribe #
  • @kissability I think he’s more of a disappointment to non-Liberals who saw him as intelligent, enlightened and energetic. in reply to kissability #
  • @NanaMex You’re safe – just keep those original jokes coming. Shall I post the one you made up today? in reply to NanaMex #
  • @transcribe I need to follow pollies, media outlets and suchlike – it’s what I do! It’s the internet geniuses I’m wondering about… in reply to transcribe #
  • Carlton is leading Richmond 83-43…. I can’t believe I’m posting a sports update… #
  • Carlton is of course the team you should never support under any circumstances… #
  • @mr_billiam Sometimes you just have to pretend you care… it makes life easier. in reply to mr_billiam #
  • @youstruckgold In order of non-support: Carlton, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melb (or whatever they are now) – do I have it right? in reply to youstruckgold #
  • @NanaMex That joke of yours about why New Zealanders migrate to Western Australia was magnificent. DM @NanaMex for answer… in reply to NanaMex #
  • @peterfletcher Have I violated some hitherto unknown Twitter protocol? No sports scores? in reply to peterfletcher #
  • @peterfletcher It does look like the Tigers will remain the poor Cousins of the league…. in reply to peterfletcher #
  • @MrW0nderful No, no. The Pies are what football is all about: underdogs, salt-of-the-earth, battlers (non-Howard) – not silvertail elites! in reply to MrW0nderful #
  • @youstruckgold I put Essendon in the centre (no pun, etc) – mixture of support, broader appeal – eg. Simon Crean & Peter Costello… in reply to youstruckgold #
  • @MrW0nderful And I thought you were a real man…. in reply to MrW0nderful #
  • @NanaMex I don’t know – what do you get when you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic? in reply to NanaMex #
  • The ABC TV news has just reported the death of Laurie Short – it was in the news yesterday and the papers this morning… #
  • QANDA – http://tinyurl.com/dyydxq – is about to start on ABC… Conroy, Hunt, Bolt, Adler, Carland guests. #
  • QANDA question to Conroy about internet filter… but Adler given first response… says she can’t see need for it… #
  • Adler: Where is the moral panic coming from? – Good question… #
  • QANDA – Bolt says there is no right to masturbate over pictures of naked children…. #
  • QANDA Carland:I have concerns about lack of details of banning criteria and who is doing the judging. #
  • QANDA Hunt: Jokes about Svetlana….but says you have to deal with pornographers… increase resources to deal with those who post material #
  • QANDA Conroy: Is a technology argument and a content argument. Trial is to establish what is possible. #
  • QandA: Conroy: Technology capacity double every few years… we will be guided by the trial. #
  • QandA: Conroy: There is a compelling argument to deal with proscribed content – eg. child porn, incest – says these guidelines been in 9yrs #
  • QandA: Conroy: Describes existing system of ACMA officials and Classification board vetting sites- says nothing has changed. #
  • QandA: Question to Conroy: isn’t it trying to use chicken wire to plug a leak? Eg. caller never heard of Wikileaks until recently. #
  • #QandA: Conroy: Leaked blacklist was not the blacklist. #
  • #QandA: Conroy says dentist was blocked because Russian mob hacked into his site. #
  • #QandA: Conroy says Czech astronomy site was hacked and millions then accessed child porn sites. #
  • #QandA: Conroy: Second leaked list is closer to actual list. #
  • #QandA: Adler tackles Conroy on use of term “black list” and asks about commitment to civil liberties… bats down Bolt interruption. #
  • #QandA: Adler: Secret responses. Dentist story is paradigmatic of your inability to control internet. #
  • #QandA: Bolt tackles Adler on pedophilia. Should anyone be able to publish, distribute anything they like, no barriers even to jihadist talk #
  • #QandA: Adler: Let a thousand flowers bloom – that’s what our democracy is about? #
  • #QandA: Audience member tackles Bolt on mention of jihadist literature. Why can’t ideas of democracy allow someone to visit such a site. #
  • #QandA: Conroy: Black list has nothing to do with political comment. We are not trying to change the Act. #
  • #QandA: Conroy arguing that his measures are in fact no change to the existing system. #
  • #QandA: Susan Carland, Muslim sociologist, asks Bolt about mechanics of black list process. #
  • #QandA: Conroy posits general public confidence in existing classification board. #
  • #QandA: Andrew Bolt determinedly refuses to laugh at audience member’s crack at blacklisting him… #
  • #QandA: Audience question – I’ve looked at the leaked list but the real problem is Facebook and chat rooms. #
  • #QandA: Conroy: repeats comments about adding nothing to existing system. Tony Jones interrupts to bring him back to question. #
  • #QandA: Conroy says The List won’t be published – pro-rape/incest/porn sites etc can’t be listed. #
  • #QandA: Conroy: Publishing the list would defeat the purpose of having the list – general audience uproar. #
  • #QandA: Conroy again refers to Russian mob in explaining what happened to the two lists. #
  • #QandA: Hunt: There is no absolute right to publish material condoning violence and real crimes. #
  • #QandA: Hunt: Dealing with worst of the worst is now conflicting with other issues. #
  • #QandA: Video question to Conroy: Why is this land of liberty becoming like People’s Republic of China? (Caller wearing Guy Fawkes symbol) #
  • #QandA: Conroy says he believes in civil society – possible to support black list and democracy. Says no prospect of politcal censorship. #
  • #QandA: Conroy says all he is talking about is content that is currently “refused classification”. #
  • #QandA: Question to Conroy: don’t you realise 1984 was meant to be a warning not an instruction manual? #
  • #QandA: Conroy: nothing new in what we are doing – black list has been around 9 years. #
  • #QandA: Bolt decries lack of moral clarity amongst audience and panel. #
  • #QandA: Bolt says we cannot pretend there are not horrible things going on in society. It’s not all about democracy. #
  • #QandA: Bolt: We’ve got to try everything. It’s about two principles of democracy and protection. Calls for more moral seriousness. #
  • #QandA: Carland: more productive to leave sites there and watch them in order to catch perpetrators and consumers? #
  • #QandA: Conroy says QLD police cracked a peer-to-peer pedophile ring. There is technology in place to do this already. #
  • #QandA: Conroy: a raft of policies we are using to deal with problem. Filter is one policy among many. #
  • #QandA: Tony Jones brings the internet filter debate to an end and moves to other issues. #
  • RT @developit: Here we go Bolt raises straw men.Be afraid of the evil people.They r waiting for you.This an EDUCATION issue not censorship #
  • @MrW0nderful Funny line, but politics is war without blood, the only way we have to resolve differences. It shouldn’t be denigrated. in reply to MrW0nderful #
  • RT @rmolden: RT @davelavinsky: Barack Obama posts first tweet since taking office. http://budurl.com/w5g5 #
  • He has too: See http://twitter.com/barackobama for @BarackObama’s first tweet since Jan 20. #
  • @MrW0nderful Ah, that’s different… I just think people should get into the arena instead of sniping from the safety of non-involvement. in reply to MrW0nderful #
  • RT @danupoyner: WHY do so many people insist on saying ‘tenants’ when they mean ‘tenets’? I always think of a bunch of Doctor Whos…|| Hehe #
  • RT @danupoyner: Conroy keeps talking about ‘child pedophilia’ – is there any other kind of pedophilia? #qanda #nocleanfeed #
  • I recommend a read of @danupoyner ‘s tweets tonight on #QandA – very sharp stuff. #
  • A superb Pauline Hanson mashup concludes #QandA… #
  • @danupoyner I’m in Vic too – ABC TV and radio coverage was streaming online so you could have seen it! in reply to danupoyner #
  • @geehall1 You only enjoy it because you’re not morally serious…. in reply to geehall1 #
  • Bolt: “Morally Serious” – who does this clown think he is? Sanctimonious humbug. #
  • @RicRaftis Umm… please explain? in reply to RicRaftis #
  • @RicRaftis ABC but it’s over now. You can watch or download it shortly from http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/ in reply to RicRaftis #
  • @RicRaftis That’s something else Conroy has responsibility for…! in reply to RicRaftis #
  • RT @danupoyner Fitzgibbon’s remembered he had tickets to China paid for him. Soon he’ll remember he wants to spend more time with his family #
  • Thomas Friedman is appearing on Lateline http://abc.net.au/lateline – if you’re still apoplectic about Bolt, tune in… #
  • Lateline: Friedman retells his Jaws story about needing a bigger boat, says Obama hasn’t conveyed seriousness of situation to US people. #
  • Lateline: Friedman says people who don’t deserve reward will have to be rewarded if we are to survive this systemic crisis. #
  • Lateline: Friedman says “fairness isn’t on the menu”. Agrees with description of crisis as The Great Disruption. #
  • Friedman says The Great Disruption is collision of nature with the economic cycle. #
  • Friedman’s argument about The Great Disruption was outlined in this article in NYT: http://tinyurl.com/csynk2 #
  • RT @derekbarry: RT @adampiro Leaked document of Stephen Conroy’s notes from ABC’s Q&A tonight http://twitpic.com/2ghle #qanda #nocleanfeed #
  • Conroy’s notes – http://twitpic.com/2ghle – very funny! via @derekbarry: RT @adampiro #
  • Friedman: Pessimists are usually right, optimists usually wrong – but the good things are always done by optimists. #