@Israelconsulate responses : Government PR on Twitter

As promised, here’s the responses I received to questions posed to Israel’s Consulate in New York, represented by Consul @DavidSaranga in a governmental world first public press conference on Twitter today. One of the aims appeared to be pushing a slick vidcast ad about life under Hamas bombing in Sderot complete with petition – perhaps . . . → Read More if you dare: @Israelconsulate responses : Government PR on Twitter

Israel and Peace – mutually exclusive terms

Bombs are raining down on Gaza. In that tiny, densely populated strip of land on the Mediterranean, under merciless siege for the past 18 months, there is nowhere to hide, no sophisticated air raid shelters or safe zones. When the chilling phone call comes from the Israeli psyops that one’s home is near a target, . . . → Read More if you dare: Israel and Peace – mutually exclusive terms

Israel on twitter

Boing Boing posts an alert that Israel is utlising Web 2.0 to interact with the world, with an inaugural citizen’s twitter conference to be held today between 1 – 3 pm EST. If you are twitter shy, you can follow the conference here and here. Our questions? @IsraelConsulate what is your understanding of the word . . . → Read More if you dare: Israel on twitter

First Dog On The Moon Captures Cat

I’m admiring my new haughtily petulant, verging on malevolent, inscrutable cat avatar by divine Australian cartoonist, FirstDogOnTheMoon (@firstdogonmoon), conjured up from a photo of my companion Voldemorte, a siamese cross black cat. FirstDog inhabits the First Blog On The Moon, an inspired compendium of cheerful animal observations, biting(sic) political satire, cartoons and comics. His artwork . . . → Read More if you dare: First Dog On The Moon Captures Cat

Best of the Best 2008 lists

Somebody think of the children takes the cake with a list of the 20 worst censorship outrages in Australia in 2008. Huffington Post’s 10 Best Youtube clips Someone pointed out there might be a problem – wonder which one? Scott Bridges at New Matilda looks at Oz Political Wingnuts and Tragics for 2008. On Freedom . . . → Read More if you dare: Best of the Best 2008 lists

Happiness chemicals

Muso extraordinaire Darren Hanlon, bringing in 2009 on the Fringe! Imagine there’s no heaven, I wonder if you can … “A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone . . . → Read More if you dare: Happiness chemicals

Invisible Shield Competition

I’m grateful for time spent away from my computers and so far have resisted acquiring a net-capable phone device to complete my transmogrification into a 24/7 netizen. I’ll be the last kid on the block with an iPhone – yet today I won an Invisible Shield for an iPhone 3G at Tech Wired Australia. The . . . → Read More if you dare: Invisible Shield Competition

New Rudd Thoughtcrimes Proposal

No Right Turn looks at Rudd’s plans to replace the existing Australian sedition laws with new laws with worrisome wording: There’s this bit: “The new counter-terrorism laws – to be drafted in the first half of next year – will cover attacks that cause psychological as well as physical harm…” This current internationally accepted definition . . . → Read More if you dare: New Rudd Thoughtcrimes Proposal