Social media – Sunday

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. Pickled Possum

     /  27th March 2016

    This morning I watched the USO bike ride on TV1 Te Toka ki te Hiku from Bluff to Cape Reinga. What an inspiration all these men and women are !!!
    What a wonderful kaupapa USO have. To encourage Polynesian people; well all people really to go to the doc and have regular check ups, so they may have a better quality of life and turn bad habits into good ones.

    Statistics show Polynesian people have a high rate of life debilitating disease and playing the ostrich ain’t gonna help any one except the undertaker’s bank balance. 🙂

    USO is a Samoan word that translated means brother. USO is gender specific and is only used amongst men or women to refer to each other, but not between men and women.

    “Brothers united to improving the cycle of life of Polynesian people through cycling” it was on Tagata Pasifika and it’s on demand.

  2. Gezza

     /  27th March 2016

    The serious political debating continues in da US of A

    • Gezza

       /  27th March 2016

      Oops – just realised that Donald Trump tweet’s from a spoofer – there’s a lot of it about 😎

    • Pickled Possum

       /  27th March 2016

      LOL ha ha …umm yes avert your eyes children … its not really real .. tell them it’s not so!


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