Twitter Updates

  • @alicam I’ve got the WD My Book 1tb USB – very reliable. in reply to alicam #
  • Interest rates have been cut by another 0.25% – just announced by rba #
  • RT @americaandobama: Obama’s Press Conference with President Gul of Turkey (Video & Transcript) – http://tinyurl.com/c2bl7k #
  • Big news on #nbn today, an interest rate cut, & this is what The Age tweets: RT @theage: Jolie’s lips not the best http://tinyurl.com/cqseyo #
  • RT @lyndoman: Make sure you lock your house if you live in Australia http://digg.com/d1o6CK || Leading the world once more! #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Il governo del sud Australia e pronto ad assistere in qualungue modo iniziando con un dono di $100,000. #
  • Anyone interested in going to this event with Alain de Botton & Michael Leunig – http://tinyurl.com/d8xq6s – Thu 23 April, Swanston St #
  • RT @theage: NAB refuses to pass on rate cut http://tinyurl.com/cj8upb #
  • RT @ABCNewsUpdates First Aboriginal politician in NT dies: Tributes are being made for Mr Tungatalum – http://tinyurl.com/ckcktc #
  • @markparton I hope you’ve moved the girlfriend out… in reply to markparton #
  • RT @BusinessChannel: Mixed reaction to National Broadband Network announcement: http://tinyurl.com/c8qldp #
  • Here’s a worthy follower: @PneumoniaDayhttp://tinyurl.com/czb3qb – Pneumonia is third largest killer on earth. #
  • RT @reversepr: Reading #NBN: National Broadband Network: Regulatory reform for 21st Century Broadband – Discussion paper http://bit.ly/yCu51 #
  • #NBN: National Broadband Network policy – http://bit.ly/UfqY – 8-page brochure from Fed Govt – good overview [via @reversepr] #
  • #NBN Australia To Lead The World At Something Good – http://tinyurl.com/cpqery – Paul Budde (New Matilda) #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Several killed, several injured after a shooting in a German court in Bavaria. Gunman also dead, according to wires. #
  • Interest rates have fallen 4.25% since September 2008: http://tinyurl.com/c364yf #
  • RT @KevinRuddPM: The Prime Minister will be interviewed on the 7.30 Report this evening on ABC TV #KevinPM Team #NBN #
  • Statement from Reserve Bank on monetary policy and latest interest rate reduction: http://tinyurl.com/d9xmhc #
  • Tweeting Now: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on The 7.30 Report, discussing today’s announcement of a National Broadband Network. #
  • Rudd urges NAB and other banks to pass on interest rate cut. #
  • Rudd:Banks have been co-operative on helping mortgage holders who lose jobs – “I thank them for that but I don’t thank them for this.” #
  • Rudd on Broadband: expert panel we established said none of our previous options were viable and recommended fibre to the home. #
  • Rudd asked about flaws in previous policy but says financial crisis has diluted supply of capital, making private-public partnership viable. #
  • Rudd: This project represents best technology of the 21st century: this is the railways of the 21st century. #
  • Rudd: public can also invest in this project via infrastructure bonds. #
  • Rudd asked about competition from wireless networks: says advice is that FttH is the technology of the foreseeable future. #
  • Rudd asked whether govt might end up with 70-80% ownership and need to supply additional funding. #
  • Rudd says nothing is certain but is offering up to 40% to private investors. “Doing nothing not an option.” #
  • correction: up to 49% equity being offered to private investors. #
  • Kerry O’Brien pushing argument about costs of previous policy and likely future blowouts. Rudd cites financial crisis changing the game. #
  • Rudd: investment is not all in first year. Project extends over some years – govt will start sell-down of its share after 5 years. #
  • Rudd: we are acting to establish a wholesale network with access for all retail providers. #
  • Rudd: Remarkable that the Liberal Party already says it will block this project. #
  • O’Brien asks Rudd about his popularity ratings – a snide question about strip clubs, air stewards and how people judge him. #
  • Rudd: I’m no saint… #
  • Rudd: We don’t have a perfect plan for charting our way through this crisis but we’re having a go at it. That’s what people expect. #
  • O’Brien asks about Laurie Oakes claim that Rudd has long-running spat with Defence facilities. Rudd denies this. #
  • Rudd’s interview with an insufferably smug Kerry O’Brien concludes…. #
  • Am I the only person who is sick to death of Kerry O’Brien interrupting and talking down every interviewee, regardless of political label? #
  • “OMFG The Aussie Government Got It Right” – http://tinyurl.com/d9l46k – @Ed_Dale on #NBN #
  • @karynromeis Hehehe… O’Brien is the compere of The 7.30 Report – http://tinyurl.com/5orczq – Australia’s premier current affairs program.. in reply to karynromeis #
  • @karynromeis He’s really very good… although Tony Jones – http://tinyurl.com/gfscm – is better in some eyes. in reply to karynromeis #
  • @karynromeis The problem is the format they work on – 12 minute segments where they have to rush through everything… in reply to karynromeis #
  • @karynromeis Everything is relative: you should see the giggling morons who ask the questions on commercial TV over here. in reply to karynromeis #
  • @RicRaftis Oh, you grouchy old bastard!! in reply to RicRaftis #
  • @RicRaftis I remember thinking that about colour TV when I was a kid… in reply to RicRaftis #
  • @Woywegian I think you’re right. And very smart politics too. in reply to Woywegian #
  • @mr_billiam Yes. That question about voters preferring leaders who go to strip clubs and swear at hosties was a classic. in reply to mr_billiam #
  • @RicRaftis It IS a disgrace and it’s the fault of the Howard Govt which did nothing on this issue from 1996-2007. in reply to RicRaftis #
  • Obama Trying To Bring New Media to Old Washington – http://tinyurl.com/djpqwm – 4-minute video from Congressional Quarterly #
  • Obama Online: It Was Easier During Campaign – http://tinyurl.com/dmoz4o – Congressional Quarterly #
  • 10 High Fliers From Academia on Twitter – http://tinyurl.com/d63u7m – okay, they’re all American and skewed towards communications but… #
  • RT @GrahamY: Broadband Network another Snowy, or an Ord River Scheme? The Nats are saying it was their idea – http://tinyurl.com/d8yhyy #
  • How the Internet Got Its Rules – http://tinyurl.com/cbv3uz – Stephen Crocker on the 40th anniversary of Request for Comments #
  • RT @cnnbrk: Air Force One lands in Baghdad as Barack Obama makes first visit to Iraq since becoming U.S. president. #
  • RT @ObamaNews: Remarks Of President Barack Obama At Student Roundtable In Istanbul – http://twurl.nl/unzhen #