The left are gearing up to make social media a major component of their 2014 election strategy. ¬†We’ve already seen evidence of Labour and David Cunliffe crowd sourcing some fact checks, spell checks and audits, and it will only increase in volume over the next 6 months.
Matthew Beveridge has done an awesome job looking at the social media “standing” of David Cunliffe, Russel Norman and John Key. ¬†He’s come up with some stats that gives you a picture of what “Social Media Goodwill” these people have now.
David Cunliffe says he is going to focus ont he things that matter to the NZ voting public.
You’d think that this would be the economy, or perhaps jobs, maybe health…even education given the support of the teacher unions.
But no…when your entire election strategy revolves around poorly spelled, error ridden, tweets and Facebook posts on social media then you really have to focus on the things that really matter…like controlling trolls….and what John Key is doing on his Facebook page.
It may be one of Microsoft’s biggest squandered opportunities.
Tired of waiting for Office to be optimised for their mobile gadgets, a growing contingent of younger companies is turning to cheaper, simpler and touch-friendly apps that can perform word processing and other tasks in the cloud.
Take Artivest Holdings, a New York-based financial services startup that sells alternative investment products. The New York-based company uses an app called¬†Quip, which combines word processing and messaging, to handle all but the most sensitive legal and financial files.¬† Read more »
It has taken a wee while to organise, but I have finally cut the ties with Orcon.
And here is why.
Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange
They are associated with a crook. Someone who wants to pervert our democracy in order to avoid facing the music.
Kim Dotcom has a belief that if he is involved with a political party then he won’t be able to be extradited. He has had endless meetings about this, ignored legal advice and ranted at his sycophantic followers that his political party is his way to avoid extradition.¬† Read more »
Here is how people take other people’s work and “build on it”
Steve Deane reports
The global internet search giant is looking into disabling the feature after a call from the¬†Herald¬†when Auckland University of Technology PhD scholar Steven Elers found derogatory terms associated with Maori.
Wow. ¬†The Herald and Auckland University no less. ¬† Read more »
Gavin Holmes wants to take The Mill to court for selling his 17 year old son alcohol via their web site. ¬†My first reaction was that he needs to harden up and take responsibility as a parent. ¬†My second was that it can be hard to be responsible for 17 year olds that aren’t cooperating. ¬†And finally I realised that perhaps The Mill should do more to ascertain the true age of its customers.
Read this, then tell me where you sit on the issue
The father of an underage teen who illegally bought a bottle of vodka online is looking to bring a private prosecution against supplier The Mill.
Gavin Holmes reported his 17-year-old son’s purchase of a $29.99 bottle of Red Square Vodka to the police in November after he was unsatisfied with The Mill’s response to his complaint. All the boy had to do to buy the booze with his debit card was tick a box which said he was over 18.
Police required the retailer to change its website after Holmes’ complaint by asking visitors to fill in their date of birth before going ahead with a purchase.
“The police are not proceeding with prosecution,” Holmes said yesterday.
“The police do seem to be fighting this with both hands tied behind their back. Surely it’s as simple as being illegal to supply alcohol to a minor and they have done that. If the alcohol was sold in a traditional face-to-face situation, they would get done.
The responsibility for underage alcohol sales policing lies with
The retailer having more stringent age checks (39%, 365 Votes)
Parents, guardians or caregivers (18%, 167 Votes)
Some combination of the others (17%, 161 Votes)
The child or teenager ordering (14%, 136 Votes)
Dunno. Why do you keep asking hard questions, I just come here for the Brown and Dotcom stories (12%, 111 Votes)
Matthew is doing some good analysis across the spectrum of social media use by politicians. I expect I will refer more to his posts during the course election year.
Shane joined Twitter on 31 July , which is only 3 weeks before David Shearer resigned the Labour leadership, by which time there was already much discussion of his future in that position. In the first month, Shane sent around 66 Tweets or retweets. Which is around 1/4 of his total as at 1740 28 February. In late August through early September Shane was sending 4, 5, 6 or more Tweets a day. This dropped off in the days leading up to the actual vote, most likely due to time pressure as he was out meeting delegates. However the Tweets that were sent were the sort of Tweet destined to encourage engagement, containing images or quotes about where he saw Labour going under his leadership.
Shane stuck with being a reasonably active Tweeter up until the end of September, after that his rate of Tweeting dropped off. With days missed in late October, and then nearly 2 weeks without a Tweet from 20 October to 1 November. Tweeting remained rather sparse through November, with a few flurries, but a number of days with no Tweets. This sparse nature remained the norm for December.¬†¬† Read more »