Twitter Updates

  • RT @premierofnsw: Attending State Funeral for Laurie Short – a man who lived his life protecting NSW workers http://tinyurl.com/dekkgb #
  • @geehall1 What a fool… in reply to geehall1 #
  • RT @mr_billiam: RT @geehall1: Former PM John Howard to be knighted. ** That’s not April fools, that’s trolling =( 😉 #
  • Who needs Twitter when you’ve got carrier pigeons? – http://tinyurl.com/cjjsjt (I know it’s April 1 but I think this is genuine…) #
  • Finding a seat for Australia at the G20 table: http://tinyurl.com/dgcbzo – good account from Daniel Flitton of economic realities. #
  • Education is no place for a free market: http://tinyurl.com/dcrszs – Chris Bonner debunks another myth about education. #
  • RT @TheTwitPage: If you don’t “get” Facebook and Twitter, read this NY Times article – http://tinyurl.com/55ulkg #
  • Is Twitter’s breakneck growth causing a backlash? – http://tinyurl.com/clrjjs – the clash of technophiles and new tweeters is on. #
  • RT @biztube247: RT @markdavidgerson: The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. – Mark Twain #
  • Can Twitter Survive What is About to Happen to It? – http://tinyurl.com/al84xv – This piece by Nova Spivack seems to be sadly on the mark. #
  • Twitter Best Practices List – http://tinyurl.com/d8oqb4 – more sound advice influencing my tweeting from Nova Spivack. #
  • @geehall1 Have there been any media gags today? Remember that TDT effort in the 70s about spaghetti growing on trees? in reply to geehall1 #
  • The Great Walkback of 2009: http://tinyurl.com/d2narj – Conroy apparently distancing himself from internet censorship policy. #
  • I know I’m obsessed about the bizarre use, misuse and abuse of the apostrophe… but where does it go in April Fool’s/Fools’/Fools? #
  • @lukeii Yes, I know the rule! But how many fools are there? #
  • RT @abcnews: Government urged to axe ‘middle-class welfare’ – http://bit.ly/355V8 #
  • @Nomesque “Assume there’s more than one fool”… but my mind just doesn’t work that way… in reply to Nomesque #
  • @Nomesque hehehe… I didn’t want to be accused of negativity! in reply to Nomesque #
  • @mr_billiam Let’s just call it Steve Fielding day and be done with it… in reply to mr_billiam #
  • RT @stilgherrian: The Guardian to drop paper, move exclusively to Twitter. http://bit.ly/cKRsv @mr_billiam @Nomesque @lukeii #
  • @stilgherrian Those historic tweets are a frightening look back into our future… in reply to stilgherrian #
  • @SkyNewsAust Less of an April Fools gag than contemporary social commentary. in reply to SkyNewsAust #
  • @mr_billiam Probably not but I understand it’s compulsory at Deakin… in reply to mr_billiam #
  • RT @DowningStreet: President Obama &First Lady welcomed warmly to Downing Street by all staff lining the corridor http://tinyurl.com/cmpnvg #
  • @TurnbullMalcolm wants me to become a fan on Facebook. This could seriously damage my reputation for fearless independence… #
  • Very, very close result in election for New York 20th District in House of Reps – http://tinyurl.com/d34qwj – Dems in narrow lead. #
  • The 20th District was previously held by Kirsten Gillibrand who was appointed to replace Hillary Clinton as NY Senator. #
  • RT @dliptak: In economics hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension. || If only they made economic history compulsory… #
  • @dliptak Certainly not worth betting on, more’s the pity. in reply to dliptak #
  • 10 Ways to Integrate Twitter With Your Website – http://sprnch.com/MsSprnch/blog/20/ – RT @SpRnch via @rmolden #
  • The Americans are starting to wake up and the April Fools jokes are multiplying… #
  • “Markets need morals” – Gordon Brown #
  • @dliptak Ah, so you’re an economic witch-doctor who worships the hidden hand of the market? in reply to dliptak #
  • RT @juliareid21: Lots of news crews here waiting for action and the place is swarming with police || Could there be a US president in town? #
  • @dliptak How’s this for an example of the genius of the market? – http://tinyurl.com/ddkjez in reply to dliptak #
  • @dliptak I would have thought it’s an example of scarcity leading to exploitation. in reply to dliptak #
  • And in the parallel universe…. Fox News Leading In Cable Prime Time: http://tinyurl.com/d6upvo #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: NEWS ALERT: Sky News will have live coverage of British PM Brown and US President Obama’s media conference @ 8.15pm AEDT. #
  • “Unfettered free markets were worshipped like a god, and we know that god was a false one” – Kevin Rudd #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: Sky News UK @juliareid21 is tweeting from the #G20 protests in London. #
  • RT @mpesce: Just 30 minutes until “The New Inventors” on ABC-1. I’m on tonight, finally! So please join us. #newinventors #
  • RT @mattuk: List of #April Fools 2009 efforts from around the web – http://aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com/2009.html #
  • @lyndons Got to keep warm somehow… in reply to lyndons #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: Sky News UK @alibunkall is also tweeting from the #G20 protests in London. #
  • @lyndons What’s the No 1 Australian “fear of”? in reply to lyndons #
  • President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have just begun a news conference in London after two hours of talks. #
  • Brown compliments Obama – your first 70 days have changed America and the world. #
  • Brown: ours is a partnership of purpose, not convenience. #
  • Brown: G20 meeting is world coming together in time of crisis. Our first duty is to people suffering the pain of this recession. #
  • Brown: After 1930s Depression it was not till 1945 that the world came together to restructure. #
  • Brown: We must stand together to do what is necessary to deal with this crisis. Global solutions for a global crisis. #
  • Brown: We need tougher and more transparent financial accountability and regulation. #
  • Brown: Second test is to get growth going again. #
  • Brown says protectionism must be resisted, emerging markets encouraged. #
  • Brown: Need to create green jobs. #
  • Brown: It will not be easy but the world does want to come together. Tomorrow we must make decisions. #
  • Brown says he and Obama discussed Afghanistan and Middle East. #
  • Obama: Thanks Brown, says he’s pleased to be in London. Says he talked dinosaurs with Brown’s children… #
  • Obama: Had productive discussion with Brown.. have always emerged stronger by standing together… relationship is a kinship of ideas. #
  • Obama: We have an obligation to act with a sense of urgency and to remember those affected by this crisis. #
  • Obama: Global economy is so interconnected we must work together. US is committed to whatever it takes to stimulate growth and demand. #
  • Obama: Working on recovery AND reform at home – new rules for financial institutions. #
  • Obama: History shows need for co-operation and common purpose. #
  • Obama: Must reject protectionism and encourage emerging markets. #
  • RT @nprpolitics: Sources: Sen. Stevens Conviction To Be Voided http://tinyurl.com/cdqcfj #
  • Obama: Brown and I share a common commitment to diplomacy with Iran, IF it abandons its nuclear ambitions. #
  • Obama: We cannot afford half-measures and cannot continue with bubbles that ultimately burst. #
  • Question from BBC to Obama and Brown: who is to blame for this crisis and isn’t this at the heart of what to do now? #
  • Obama: US has “some accounting to do” in relation to regulatory system. #
  • Obama: In Britain, Europe and the world there is mis-match between regulatory systems and highly integrated markets which have emerged. #
  • Obama: Not so interested in blame but ensuring banks are capitalised and over the long term there is a set of regulations “up to the task”. #
  • Obama: More effective co-ordination between countries needed; also need to deal with risk problems in derivatives markets. #
  • Brown: Tells Brazil joke about blaming US and Britain when all else fails… the problem is that cross-border supervision needed. #
  • Obama: “Some are to blame and all are responsible”. #
  • AP question to Obama: Challenges to US economic leadership – what do you say to the idea of a decline in the American model? #
  • Obama: Pull quotes from decades past and you will find similar contentions about US decline but it hasn’t happened… #
  • Obama: resilience, governmental system and enduring values keep America alive. Our prominence leads to questions. #
  • Obama: This G20 meeting will reflect consensus about how to deal with these issues. Differences have been vastly over-stated. #
  • Obama: Nearly every country participating has engaged in fiscal stimulus. #
  • Obama: There are differences in how stimulus should be shaped, but no dispute about other issues. #
  • Obama: No dispute about need for regulatory measures. No dispute on need to assist emerging markets in poorer countries. #
  • Obama: Not visually interesting to see heads of state talking – some want to inject drama – but there has been convergence of thinking. #
  • Brown says Sarkozy will be there at the end of dinner…. #
  • Brown: Never before has the world come together like this. #
  • Brown: We are within a few hours of agreeing a global plan. #
  • Brown and Obama are on message… keep repeating themes… #
  • Question from ITV to Obama: Re fiscal stimulus, we can’t do more, French & Germans won’t – are you still calling for more? #
  • Obama: Govts are going to have to act and the US does not intend to act alone. #
  • Obama lists govts, including Aust, that have introduced stimulus programs. US will do its share. #
  • Obama: World has become accustomed to the US as engine of growth but if there is to be renewed growth it can’t be left to US. #
  • Brown: This stimulus boost is the largest in history of the world. Different countries do it in their own ways. 2 trillion dollars worth. #
  • Brown: Remarkable that this co-ordinated action is happening and we will push it forward at G20 meeting. #
  • Question to Obama about Russia. Obama says there has been drift in US-Russia relationship. There are differences but also common interests. #
  • Obama: Russia and US have mutual interest in reducing nuclear stockpiles, terrorism threat, energy, etc. #
  • Obama: good place to start with Russia is issue of nuclear proliferation. #
  • Obama: presence of nuclear weapons and terrorism threat remains a significant issue. #
  • SkyNews question to Brown and Obama on how long the financial crisis will last. #
  • Brown: It won’t end until we act. Doing nothing is not an option. #
  • Brown: Govts are moving in where markets have failed and banks have collapsed. #
  • Brown: International co-operation will determine how quickly we can recover. #
  • Obama: Every financial crisis comes to an end at some point… govts have learnt lessons from the 1930s, there is swifter, bolder action #
  • Obama: 2009 is going to be difficult. A human face on this crisis is seen through unemployment, home loss, pension loss. #
  • Obama: Immediate help needed as well as long-term reform. #
  • Question to Obama about the role of the European consumer: should they be spending or saving? #
  • Obama: Plan sensibly in anticipation that economy is going to recover. #
  • Obama: Basing decisions around fear is not the way to go. We are going to get through this difficult time. #
  • Obama: Have some perspective: this is not the 1930s, many differences such as social safety net. #
  • Obama: We should spend now to secure the future, cites example of decision to postpone education in times of crisis. #
  • Obama: Don’t short change the future out of fear in the present. #
  • Brown: measures are designed to reassure people their savings are safe. #
  • Question to Obama from The Sun: You won a landslide, what advice do you have for Gordon? Any advice on soccer? #
  • Obama: I have enough trouble picking my brackets for college basketball. Wading into European football would be a mistake. #
  • Obama: What I love about Great Britain is its people – affinity and kinship #
  • Obama: only advice to Brown is what I gave myself: over time good policy is good politics. #
  • Obama: Wake up every day and ask yourself how can I create jobs, care for the vulnerable, sustain the planet, etc. #
  • Brown: I have benefited from Barack’s advice about fitness. #
  • Brown: Thanks Clinton and Geithner. #
  • Obama: The other thing I like about England is the Queen and I look forward to meeting her. Michelle has been thinking that through. #
  • Gordon Brown and Barack Obama have concluded their press conference. #
  • @rmolden He said they talked about the treadmills they were on… you’re so unkind! in reply to rmolden #
  • @jimrhiz Thanks for RTs Jim. in reply to jimrhiz #
  • @dliptak Just keeping the market satisfied!! in reply to dliptak #
  • How big does an American have to be? – http://tinyurl.com/d3du6x – Maureen Dowd on affluenza. #
  • RT @RonGoch: Marketers find Twitter a tweet recipe for success => http://tinyurl.com/cunun8 #
  • RT @digg_politics: “Rush Limbaugh: The Man Who Ate the G.O.P. | vanityfair.com” – http://tinyurl.com/c5lwz9 #
  • RT @Politics_co_uk: London G20: Bank of England. Riot police have arrived, with helmets and truncheons. #G20 http://tiny.cc/tc2EG #