My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Alternative views of the UK Budget: http://twitpic.com/1ua309 (via @TimMontgomerie) #
  • Very nice to have met people at last night's #WonkDrinks: @s_bridges, @urbancreature, @unsungsongs, @JennyEjlak, @chrisberg, @Darvo110… #
  • Also @_spock and a couple of others I've missed… #WonkDrinks #
  • A good piece from @markgkenny on the government's inability to use language to sell its policies: http://auspol.info/dBvZbJ #
  • RT @smurray38: …wonderfully titled piece on the gap between journos and pol-sci out: http://bit.ly/bLStkn – Columbia Journalism Review #
  • That's what #Insiders needs, @smurray38: a segment called The Monkey Cage where the settled judgements of the scribblers are challenged. #
  • The Lowy Institute, Schapelle Corby and a little tweet: http://auspol.info/aP3OWU #
  • Listening to Sunday Profile interview with Peter Beattie: http://auspol.info/asc1RY – not yet broadcast or on the website but on iTunes! #
  • If Peter Beattie was really a media tart, as Monica Attard says, you'd think he'd have an iPhone app… #
  • "MTurnbull MP Would Like to Send You Push Notifications," says the iPhone app… then it wants to put me on the mailing list… #
  • …and use my current location… #
  • @xposya Perhaps he wants to see whether I'm able to pop down to Centre Rd and lobby Mr Robb to support MT in the leadership ballot… in reply to xposya #
  • Turnbull's iPhone app allows you to post comments on his news/blog posts using your Twitter or Facebook account. Very neatly done. #
  • "They lived in a series of flats, mostly rented" – from paragraph one of the Turnbull iPhone app biography… #
  • "Malcolm ceased to be Leader of the Opposition on 1 December 2009" – the last line of the Turnbull iPhone app biography. #
  • The Turnbull iPhone app also allows you to upload photos of events listed in his "Shows" section. A most interactive app. #
  • The Turnbull iPhone app also contains videos, including "A Greener, Cheaper, Smarter ETS" … #
  • Turnbull iPhone app also includes a Twitter feed of everyone who mentions his Twitter handle. Overall, it's very impressive. #
  • The Turnbull app is produced by MobileRoadie.com – it seems a tad slow but it undoubtedly sets the benchmark for now. #
  • @xposya It's not pointless at all. It's tapping into the latest means of communication. They should all be doing it. in reply to xposya #
  • @s_bridges I won't take you seriously until you have an iPad app as well… in reply to s_bridges #
  • Automatic enrolment of 18-year-olds in Victoria: http://auspol.info/9h5JqS – Hulls to announce on-the-day enrolment as well. #
  • @rod_benson That mob he's using charge $500 + $30/month, so it's not cost-free but not prohibitive either. Not sure if there are other costs in reply to rod_benson #
  • @ninafield Imagine if it was an iPad app… in reply to ninafield #
  • An interesting day – met a Nielsen poll worker conducting radio ratings survey. Friend has been documenting all radio listening for a month. #
  • The data covers analogue, digital, internet and car radio listening. Survey chooses household member by most recent birthday. #
  • My friend was complimented for thorough, 24-hour, documentation and received a thank you card! #
  • @Tzarimas Perhaps it's like voting in person, on paper, using a pencil: an authentic, personal, civic event, not a remote digital one? in reply to Tzarimas #
  • In an effort to raise the quality of my tweeting, I offer a limerick written by the same friend… will take two tweets to fit… #
  • The mad Monk who wished to be boss / For policies cared not a toss / They blew from his arse / #
  • In announcements of farce / Costello just labelled them dross. #
  • @boynxdor I can ask the author, if you like… in reply to boynxdor #
  • @MiltonFriedmans I didn't write it!! I'm just passing it on. Don't shoot the messenger. in reply to MiltonFriedmans #
  • John Faulkner has been at the Shangri-La Dialogue: http://auspol.info/98oEhH – do your own jokes… #
  • @Colvinius The booklet was clear but complex, took me a while to work it out (don't say it..) – can imagine many people muck it up. in reply to Colvinius #
  • @Colvinius But how to track car usage and iPods – a big part of my radio consumption? in reply to Colvinius #
  • @empatt Don't go all moralistic on me! I gave an undertaking to post it and I always keep my promises… in reply to empatt #
  • @KingsTribune You're one I missed in my earlier "it was a nice evening" tweet! Why have I not encountered your very interesting site? in reply to KingsTribune #
  • The King's Tribune: http://auspol.info/aAMOet – intriguing website & magazine from @KingsTribune. Current issue: http://auspol.info/9k9xrp #
  • Why is TweetDeck refusing to shorten URLs? #
  • @rdegan They have improved it but it's stopped shortening URLS for me… in reply to rdegan #
  • What Exactly Is a Blog? http://auspol.info/c2MZaR – The New York Times explains how its uses blogs on its website. #
  • The Reoccurring Prop Newspaper: http://auspol.info/dokMIO (via @xposya) #
  • The Australian says "Mining tax hits ALP in marginals" http://auspol.info/b4Qtjr – in a Newspoll commissioned by the mining industry… #
  • I've just read Glenn Milne's article 3 times & I'm fairly sure it's one of the silliest things I've read in ages. http://auspol.info/axOtgY #
  • Malcolm Fraser's big "C" chutzpah rewriting history: http://auspol.info/agVF9L – Barry Cohen says Fraser was usually a Conservative. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I think we're in a parallel universe again… in reply to Kimbo_Ramplin #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Ok, make that plural… in reply to Kimbo_Ramplin #
  • Look at the Newspoll questions (commissioned by the mining industry) and see how meaningless the results are: http://auspol.info/aZvCGD #
  • Nielsen poll has Coalition leading 53-47: http://auspol.info/deO0jQ – ALP primary vote 33%, Coalition 43%, Greens 15%. #
  • Rudd and Abbott have net approval ratings of minus 11 and 10: http://auspol.info/deO0jQ – Rudd is preferred PM 49-39 & 55% expect ALP to win #
  • Michelle Grattan says the Nielsen poll takes Labor into panic territory: http://auspol.info/asZEfy – but 90% of the drift is to the Greens. #

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