Social media – Tuesday

1 March 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).

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  1. Klik Bate

     /  1st March 2016

    What is happening to the once beautiful Dunedin?

    Sounds like it’s also being allowed to become another FREE RANGE ASYLUM 😦

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11597706

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  2. Mefrostate

     /  1st March 2016

    Have to comment here since dissent is unwelcome at Whale Oil.

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2016/03/wake-up-auckland-has-to-grow-out/

    Slater should run for Mayor, seeing as he understands exactly how to allow sprawl and decrease rates. Nevermind the cost of maintaining infrastructure into the future.

    Further, I’d point out that there are heaps of apartments and townhouses in the areas he identifies as supposed examples of plans not leading to outcomes. New Lynn has a gorgeous new apartment. Manukau has some in the plans along with the MIT development. Wynyard – heaps of apartments going in. Hobsonville – heaps of townhouses.

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  3. There’s several Palino threads in here but thought I’d pop this in here as it relates to SM. Seems Mr WO is a bit sensitive about running Palino’s campaign from his kitchen table aka WOHQ. He decided heading his latest propaganda missive as:

    “STEPHEN BERRY GETS IT ON RATES” would mean we wouldn’t work out it’s just campaigning for the Yank.

    He goes on.

    “After yesterday’s Media party hatchet job I was looking to see how long it was before other candidates reacted to John Palino’s promise to reduce rates.

    It was no surprise to see the sensible Stephen Berry endorse the position, but with some additional things to consider around rates.

    It’s worth considering whether or not these two should consolidate their position and policies.

    I’ve read Larry Mitchell’s report and it provides comprehensive solutions, not just headline rates reductions. Presumably John Palino has also read that report thoroughly and has engaged Larry Mitchell to also outline those solutions in a policy.”

    He must think his audience is as daft as all get out to fall for his campaigning in disguise.

    Palino would not reduce rates, what council ever does. The newcomer needs to show us how they’d contain costs FFS. Give us a break.

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  4. Mike C

     /  1st March 2016

    I think I have just set up a Twitter Account.

    What do I do next 🙂

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    • Iceberg

       /  1st March 2016

      Make popcorn. Light a fire under some lefties. Enjoy the show.

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      • Mike C

         /  1st March 2016

        @IceBurg

        Sounds like a great plan 🙂

        There’s quite a few Lefties in here … so I probably should start practicing on them first. LOL.

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        • Iceberg

           /  1st March 2016

          With practice, you should be able to take them through the 5 stages of lefty engagement.
          Hypocrisy
          Denial
          Taking offence
          Outrage
          Entrenchment

          Good luck!

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  1st March 2016

      @ Mike C

      Don’t do what I did!

      I opened Twitter at a red light once, when I looked up a week had gone by and I was sitting in a police cell 😦

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  5. Kevin

     /  1st March 2016

    The Standard denies Key Derangement Syndrome exists … then proves that it does.

    http://thestandard.org.nz/key-derangement-syndrome/

    The interesting thing is that I first used the term Key Derangement Syndrome on Whaleoil. I got it from Charles Krauthammer who came up with the term Bush Derangement Syndrome to describe those people who became “deranged” every time they saw George Bush.

    I don’t know if Cameron got it from me, or from someone else who got if Krauthammer. The point is it’s origin is Krauthammer. That’s where it came from 🙂 And it was never meant as the name of an official syndrome – just a tongue in cheek way to describe certain “people”.

    Anyway, after saying that it doesn’t exist (well no one is saying it officially exists – see above) the Standardistas predictably then proves it does exist with these gems:

    “cogito 4.2
    1 March 2016 at 9:54 am
    well said.

    Key makes me feel physically sick every time I hear his voice. My wife changes channel whenever he appears on tv as she absolutely cannot stand the sight of him. Key is a cheap charlatan with no morals and no ethics. A self-obsessed manipulating and lying low life.

    NZ can do far better than him.”

    And …

    “One Anonymous Bloke 22
    1 March 2016 at 1:11 pm
    It’s inevitable: the longer Key remains as PM, the more disgust his actions and policies will generate, as more and more people’s lives are destroyed.”

    Brilliant.

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    • Mike C

       /  1st March 2016

      @Kevin

      … and your point is ???

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      • Kevin

         /  1st March 2016

        Amusement. 🙂

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        • Mike C

           /  1st March 2016

          @Kevin

          So let me this straight:-

          You LOVE John Key and the National Party

          … and …

          You LOVE Slater&Co and the Whale Oil Blog

          … and …

          You HATE the Standard Blog

          You clearly haven’t picked up on the fact that Slater&Co hate John Key. LOL 🙂

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          • Kevin

             /  1st March 2016

            I don’t like, “hate” The Standard. I just see it as like a crazy old coot you walk past each day. 🙂

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          • jamie

             /  1st March 2016

            Slater HATES Key?

            Nah, there’s nothing that black and white about it. He just has stronger allegiances to other politicians.

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  6. Pantsdownbrown

     /  1st March 2016

    Newspapers continue there downward slide due to social media…………Sunday News the next to go by these figures.

    http://newspaper.abc.org.nz//audit.html?org=npa&publicationid=%25&mode=embargo&npa_admin=1&publicationtype=19&memberid=%25&type=%25

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