My Latest Twitter Updates

  • "PowerPoint makes us stupid". http://nyti.ms/9TIvGd via @asunderland. /via @Colvinius – complete with noodle nation… #
  • Obama's governing discipline: http://bit.ly/b1q1j6 – Fred Hiatt looks at Obama's foreign & domestic priorities. Does Rudd have similar? #
  • I've spent a few weeks working in another office & only dipping into Twitter during the day. No internet, cable news, radio…(cont) #
  • (cont)…I listen to the ABC news & PM on the way home & skim through Twitter & email on arrival. I bet I'm still consuming more media… #
  • (cont)…than most people. I announced Carl Williams' death and Buswell's resignation to colleagues who wondered how I knew. But… #
  • (cont)…most of all I've been reminded that our online obsessions and fascinations bear little relation to what most people are concerned.. #
  • (cont)…with. You realise what you don't need what you once wouldn't miss, such as Agenda, of which I have 2 weeks of IQ recordings… #
  • (cont)…And the email – why have I been subscribing to all those newsletters and daily headlines? #
  • (cont)…Not a bad thing having checked your email only once for the day and it's nearly 6pm. I really could do without nearly all of it… #
  • (cont)…And when I look at my Twitter feeds I realise how much I've been taken over by the feeds from Fairfax, News, ABC, SBS, Sky et al. #
  • (cont)…So, I'm now giving thought (again) to who I want to follow and why. And what I want to read and why, especially since I haven't… #
  • (cont)…touched a book for a fortnight. Perhaps a decade of Crikey is enough – have I really missed much from the past 3 unread editions? #
  • @babyexpat Not at all… just reflecting on how I use all this technology. in reply to babyexpat #
  • @Drag0nista It's about choosing the best of what's available. I like to take an hour of podcasts on my nightly walks, mainly ABC stuff. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @amoir Well, flattery will always work but only for decreasing units of time! And I'm not even following you… should I? in reply to amoir #
  • @oceanswims Is that why a name I was used to seeing in print for many years has decamped to other things? in reply to oceanswims #
  • @amoir My bad joke for the day is that Troy Buswell should have been promoted for being the only Lib to work out how to screw the Greens… in reply to amoir #
  • RT @Drag0nista: I'm at the stage where my own opinion is as good as any of the commentariat …. so I try to minimise my exposure to them! #
  • Some discussion of Powerpoint – http://nyti.ms/bF3Kki – but did you know Lincoln used it at Gettysburg? http://bit.ly/S529Y @mfullilove #
  • The Tories must have looked at Tasmania… RT @Conservatives: http://twitpic.com/1itlpo This is what a Hung Parliament looks like. #
  • Abbott's 'Anglosphere' looks to the past: http://bit.ly/dsQjOU – Daniel Flitton on Abbott's retro foreign policy and its false choices. #
  • @empatt Just constant reassessment derived from changing work conditions. in reply to empatt #
  • RT @georgeorwell: Saw large flock..of turtle doves, sitting on telephone wires. Presumably migrants..just arrived. http://bit.ly/djF6RI #
  • I'm not crazy but Mr. Jones's interview with Bob Leece, NSW Coordinator General of the BER program is worth hearing: http://bit.ly/9DFdc0 #
  • All politics is local: why Germany still baulks at bailing out the Greeks: http://bit.ly/bC29ep – item from Fran Kelly Breakfast. #
  • @benharrisroxas Listen to Leece and you'll see why. He's very impressive. in reply to benharrisroxas #
  • The Heckler, Episode 3: http://bit.ly/9y1gUa – the most recent episode of BBC Radio 4's series on the UK election. Good fun. #
  • Calling all constitutional experts: http://bit.ly/dAyhOE #
  • Obama's strategy gets personal: http://bit.ly/aFQMht – another touch of the FDRs? #
  • Encouraging the Text Generation to Rediscover Its Voice: http://nyti.ms/aYGJZA – texting your mother 10 times a day from school? #

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