Social Media – Thursday

11 February 2016

Social Media Watch is an open forum similar to Open Forum where any topic can be introduced, but with a focus on New Zealand blogs and social media.

This expands on the aim for Your NZ to be a joint project with the more people contributing and the more variety the better.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

If being critical address the issues and don’t do personal abuse. Constructive and reasonably balanced criticism is more effective than general moans.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders.

Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

Note that sometimes other blogs get irate if their material is highlighted elsewhere but the Internet is specifically designed to share and repeat information and anyone who comments or puts anything into a public forum should be aware that it could be republished elsewhere (but attribution is essential).

If comments raise issues deserving of a full post I may use content to do a post, and may expand on it.

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2 Comments

  1. Some MPs get a bit too personally involved on Twitter, like Peter Dunne yesterday in response to attacks from pro-cannabis people yesterday.

    On the other hand some seem to operate at the other end of the personal scale, as Philip Lyth ‏@philiplyth pointed out:

    Mahesh Bindra @MaheshBindra
    First day of Parliament for 2016 Looking fwd to representing you & your views and ensuring a better democratic government in 2017. #nzfirst

    Richard Ivor Prosser @Richard_Prosser
    First day of Parliament for 2016 Looking fwd to representing you & your views and ensuring a better democratic government in 2017. #nzfirst

    Reply
    • mrMan

       /  11th February 2016

      What do you expect to receive if you subscribe to NZFirst tweets? Repetition seems about right, I mean old people never hear things the first time.

      Reply

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