Monday, 27 July 2009

Jumping on the Bandwagon

On the weekend I jumped on the bandwagon and joined twitter. Unfortunately, some twit had registered the names 'jonathandyer', 'jdyer' & 'jonnyd' and never posted a tweet on any of them. So I've got the name dyerjonathan. Still not too bad.

After I linked it up, I was able to add the twitter widget to blogger. On the right. (RSSers you'll have to imagine it.) I then added the Twitter widget to Facebook, so my status updates are always added to both. Finally, I added my feed to twitterfeed. So now, whenever I update my blog, all my Facebook & Twitter contacts can see it. Pretty cool.

The only thing missing is followers. So if you're on Twitter, follow me. Or leave me a comment here so I can follow you!

For the next Internet craze, I'm hoping to be a bit earlier to the plate. After being so late with Facebook & Twitter.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

The War Against the Information War

I'm usually critical of all things government and bureaucracy. Indeed, when you look around society there's plenty of reason to be. But there is one thing that I think is awesome about our country and it's government. It's something our government hasn't figured out how to ban yet.

Free Speech.

I'm very thankful that shows like 'The Chasers War on Everything' & websites like this are legal. As opposed to China, where sites like myspace and facebook and other subversive sites are routinely blocked.

So because I can without getting thrown in jail... KEVIN RUDD IS A TERRIBLE PRIME MINISTER.

How have you exercised your rights recently?

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