Masterchef Tweet sport

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There’s a new sport in town – tweeting about the hit TV show Masterchef (on Australian television) while it’s being aired. OK tweeting about a TV show isn’t new, but the sheer volume of #masterchef tweets is crazy. It’s made the top 10 global trending topics every episode that it has been on (to my knowledge), and this is just the start of the season. It certainly adds a new dimension to the show – phone or laptop nearby, monitoring hilarious and bitchy comments in real time while watching this…

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Conroy fails to defend mandatory internet filter on 7PM Project

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Senator Conroy appeared on The 7PM Project last night (Wednesday 24th March 2010) in an attempt to defend the proposed mandatory ISP level filter. Watch the video below and see if you think he was convincing. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2WBsjOspNo&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=enUS&feature=playerembedded&fs=1] It was typical spin that tried to keep the focus for RC material on child pornography when the scope of RC material is much wider than that. To be fai…

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People of NSW – don’t believe the spin about the SMH hacking a website

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Background On Friday 19th Feb 2010, Sydney Morning Herald reporters Matthew Moore and Andrew West were advised by a contact to go to the website nswtransportblueprint.com.au, where material on the transport blueprint was available. The reporters did not require a password to view the documents, which were available to anyone with the URL address. The reporters immediately printed out as much material as possible. *The Premier’s chief of staff, Walt Secord, that evening told West…

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Channel 9 Twitter fail

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Now that we’ve had some success tackling the big issues, time to turn our sights on Channel 9, free to air broadcaster of cricket in Australia. Currently one of the major sponsors of cricket is mobile phone company Three. They have a promotion where you can get free access to Twitter for a period of time if you sign up (or something). Channel 9 have an info-graphic thingo to promote this and they are promoting their Twitter username as: @ninecommentaryteam (have a look at how many people are att…

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Thorpe's financial dramas

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According to The Daily Telegraph today (13th Feb 2010), Ian Thorpe has had some cash flow problems. But lucky for him that he’s mates with Alan Jones who was able to call up the head of Westpac Gail Kelly. According to the Tele, Jones said: *“Ian’s had no training in this area because he’s spent so much of his life in a swimming pool. So I rang Gail Kelly for him. Simple as that. I said to Gail ‘Do you know Ian Thorpe’s been banking with you since he was 15’. Gail got someone from her personal…

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