Social media – Saturday

2 April 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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13 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  2nd April 2016

    Thort I’d share this with the group…..

    Me and Wayne are soo looking forward to when Graham parks it in the Viaduct!

    We’ll be one of the first couples invited aboard for the ‘grand inspection’ 😎 😎

    http://gcaptain.com/watch-kleven-launches-116-meter-expedition-yacht/

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  2nd April 2016

      I know exactly who you are……..Jealousy will get you nowhere!

      LOL!!

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    • Clemgeopin

       /  2nd April 2016

      Wow! That is so cool! Keep us posted about your visit.

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    • Oliver

       /  2nd April 2016

      It’s disgusting looking at that monstrosity when kids are going to school hungry and 50% of kiwis live under the poverty line. I hope his boat sinks to the bottom of the ocean with ….. inside.

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      • Nelly Smickers

         /  2nd April 2016

        Gosh Ollie – you sound like a real nasty piece of work!!

        One of those horrible small-minded lefties that can’t stand seeing anyone who’s successful in life 😦

        Bet you would be the first to jump at an invitation aboard someones boat if it meant free food and drink, but you’d be the type to carry a banana in your pocket just out of spite.

        Expect ‘down-votes’ from me every time you comment from now on – weather I read them or knot.

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        • Oliver

           /  2nd April 2016

          “One of those horrible small-minded lefties that can’t stand seeing anyone who’s successful in life”

          That must make you one of those righties who think that having lots of money and a big boat means you’re successful in life.

          Successful is what you do for others that are less fortunate, and giving back to society. And not exploiting people for personal gain.

          – Oliver

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          • Nelly Smickers

             /  2nd April 2016

            We never set money as a goal Oliver. It was a result.

            Money is just a way of keeping score

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          • Robby

             /  2nd April 2016

            Successful is what you do for others that are less fortunate, and giving back to society. And not exploiting people for personal gain.

            Well said Oliver. But no more talk of sinking ships please 😉

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  2nd April 2016

              Successful is being able to help others, Oliver. The unsuccessful can’t, not even themselves.

            • Robby

               /  2nd April 2016

              I guess that ‘success’ is measured in different ways Alan. If having money means you are successful, why do rich people commit suicide? You don’t need to be financially rich to help others, we are all rich in our own unique ways. I’m not wealthy enough to donate money to charity, but if I can teach someone else how to do what I do, so he can earn far above what is considered a ‘living wage’, is my contribution to society any less worthwhile???

            • Robby

               /  3rd April 2016

              I consider this man successful. Whether it is family money, or a rich corporate sponsor funding this, I care not…
              Put it on fullscreen to appreciate it properly, or don’t if you don’t enjoy heights……

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  3rd April 2016

              My definition of success said nothing about money, Robby. That is merely one ingredient.

    • Robby

       /  3rd April 2016

      @ Nelly
      I only just got around to watching your link. What an brilliant feat of engineering she is…
      When men get together, with a common goal in mind, it is nothing short of amazing what they can create….

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