victorian bushfires

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

Marvel again at the ludicrousness of Galbally’s emotion-driven argument. Sheer and utter nonsense. The genie is out of the bottle, ol’ boy, and it ain’t going back in…

At RAAF Edinburgh [a regional airport], the temperature rose to 41.7°C at 3:04 a.m. Such an event appears to be without known precedent in southern Australia.

Donating their time, effort and resources

by Lee Hopkins on February 11, 2009

in victorian bushfires

How you can help out the Victorian bushfire victims

RSPCA in Victoria is accepting donations for the animals that are now homeless, ownerless, hurt, maimed and, for far too many, murdered/dead

I don’t often swear online, but when mongrels do this to their fellow countrymen and women, shoot the bastards!

Incredible offer from sitepoint – 5 books for price of one

Tears pouring unashamedly down my face now. Goodness, I love my country.

So when I read comments in newspapers and online, or when I hear comments on radio and television that call people ‘firebugs’ I feel anger wash over me; such a term is a ‘feel good’, lightweight refusal to acknowledge what these people actually are – arsonists and murderers.

I want to have a look at how Social Media in Australia has responded to the devastation of the Victorian fires.