There’s quite a shift at the moment with the heavy hitters in social media and peer communities making a play into politics. Zuckerberg has been touring mining towns “listening to the people”. Joe Biden will be announcing a special group of people PAC – American Possibilities – tomorrow. “Officially, the group will be “dedicated to […]
Bloggers are being incarcerated, tortured, abducted, assassinated every day. No one protects bloggers. Here’s a list and discussion on Australia, politics and social media #HowManyMore
Social Media: CEOs of Twitter and Facebook regularly meet with political leaders worldwide – Prime Ministers’ of Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and so on. But not Australia. Why not?
Today Caucus votes in Australia as to who will Lead the Labor Party – our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, or our ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and ultimately be Prime Minister. I’ve put together a video to talk about how I think representational democracy is dead, and how Media failed the Australian people. […]
Getup in Australia has had women in Australia speak election candidate Tony Abbott’s words – to an interesting effect. The long tail of political comment are not forgiven by the community if they are not addressed in a timely fashion.
Social network Twitter tool used in organising riots in Moldova. From CNN: Moldova: Romania to blame for Twitter riots Protests over Moldova’s election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter. Vladimir Voronin described riots in the Moldovan capital Chisinau against his ruling Communist party’s victory in Sunday elections as “very serious” and pledged to […]
… can we sue them? ONE page on Wikileaks was blocked. It was the page about the need for judicial oversight In late 2008, Wikileaks released the secret Internet censorship list for Denmark, together with a press release condemning the practice for lack of public or judicial oversight. Here’s an extract from the press release: […]
I think part of the disintermediation of communication means that it becomes much easier to catch the eye and ear of an individual. Whether they be the CEO of an Australian company, Malcolm Turnbull on Twitter or a celebrity like Stephen Fry, on services like Twitter you can find a way to engage with them. […]