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Organizers say the 2011 competition generated 300,000 new Facebook likes, Twitter followers, and YouTube views. Fleming increased his Facebook likes by 1,620 or 6.1 percent during the seven week contest

The simple reason is that despite less expensive tools as their disposal, campaigning politicians will have access to unprecedented amounts of cash. In turn, they will achieve something that is far from unprecedented in human history: waste money on the valueless

The mainstream media and traditional news sources have always had a contentious stance when it comes to reporting on political campaigns. While it is their job to report contrarian points of view, during campaign season it can seem like a series of exploitations and finger-pointing instead of real political discourse.

Broadband upload speed is just as important

by Lee Hopkins on September 7, 2010 · 7 comments

in politics,tools

In all the hoo-haa about broadband in Australia at the moment, there is an important element that seems to be missing from discussions. We all want to download material from the internet faster, of course. Movies on demand, video material, pdfs, ebooks… being able to download these much faster would be a boon to productivity. […]

If you are a South Aussie please join and share your ideas!

I normally don’t get involved with politics, as long time readers of this blog know, but those who follow South Australia’s (or even Australia’s) politics could not have failed to notice that there’s been a bit of argy-bargy going on within the Liberal Party in the last few weeks. I’m not going to comment further, […]

Those rascally hackers [grin]

by Lee Hopkins on March 27, 2009

in ethics,politics,tools

The board had “the right to decide what is and isn’t appropriate” for internet users and “control and sheepify the nation”

Conroy and ACMA are RIGHT to ban ’em!

by Lee Hopkins on March 20, 2009

in ethics,politics,tools

Imagine what horror could await the eyes and minds of our innocent young if they were to access images like THESE

So rather than keep fracturing the conversation, please whip over to Laurel’s latest post on this all, “Australia: David Galbally Vs Social Media”