Barack Obama says blogs have no serious fact checking, no context – also noted is that an undercover Huffington Post blogger got damaging information by sneaking into a “no-Press” event.
This week’s Media Report (Radio National) is on ensuring civility on blogs and social networks. The page Listen Now Download The question we were asked to address was this: how do you encourage civility between commenters on your blog? Margaret Simons starts with a Taxonomy of Blog types. 1. Pamphleteering2. Digest3. Advocacy4. Speciality, niche5. Exhibition6. […]
I work with government departments on their social media policies. Both politicans and public servants have some of the same issues. Often showing them case studies of other immigration, tax, heritage, whatever in other countries or other States can help them see how they can sell the idea of conversation into their risk averse cultures. […]
Gary (that would be Mr. SilkCharm to you. Heh.) Hayes is off to Korea with Minister for Broadband and Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy (Personalize Media): Gary Hayes will be speaking and representing LAMP and AFTRS at the The 2008 KANZ Australia Korea New Zealand Broadband Summit on 19-20 June 2008 in Seoul, Korea. The ten […]
EDIT: I had a very nice voicemail from NZ Police Superintendent Hamish McCardle, the officer in charge of developing the new act – he wanted to let us know that they agree about transparency and that today the wiki is back up as a Document of Record. He also mentioned that they got a huge […]
Yeh I know, pollies in online communities is boring, but here’s an interesting debate at broadband’s most powerful online community, Whirlpool (WP), posted half an hour ago: Does Whirlpool have a formal policy on what sort of contributions political candidates can make here? A few weeks ago, I ran upon the site of a NSW […]
EDIT (cos I forgot there are non-Australians out there who wander into this blog) Senator Helen Coonan, Federal Minister for umm telecommunications and umm IT things, keynoted at a small conference CommunIT (Not for Profit IT) conference in small-town Adelaide, South Australia on BroadBand for Rural Australia. She spoke and left with no question-time. Ack, […]
I’ve been writing a bit lately about politics. Not here, not the sort of thing suitable for a blog. I’ve even dug up my old Plato’s Republic and played around with creating a virtual world called n00bopolis. Well, enough silliness… But I do want to call your attention to a USalone.com. Its a ceasefire request […]