There is an i in Team No Fibs: co-publisher @geeksrulz tells his #NoFibs story #MediaMargo

This is the second in a new No Fibs series edited by Margo under her collaborative thesis. The first piece was by Michael Burge … and the next one will be by Tim Dunlop. The Fifth Estate might be new kid on the block, but it already packs a mighty punch above its weight. Everyone on social media is a publisher. There are many communities online that you can join such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and various blogs. They all communicate via their preferred format, whatever is relevant to them and the people they want to engage with. The mainstream media (MSM) is just one of these many tribes who produce content. Some good, […]

Storify: Melbourne #MarchInMarch Street Party Protest @geeksrulz

[View the story “Melbourne #MarchInMarch Street Party Protest” on Storify]   Read More from the March In March Archive 

How the media stuffed up twice on $10 billion black hole yarn

Supreme confusion reigns among our esteemed media on the story, the players, their roles and the status of information released by the Government today. The Government claims that earlier performed departmental costings and modelling of the Coalition’s policies showed that they are likely to produce a $10 Billion black hole. Below is a quick summary of what happened today. Before we get to that, here is an idea that may be unoriginal and crazy but worth raising: How about Treasury releases the Red Book and Blue Book publicly before the election? This should be able to provide the best available advice, assessment and information about both major parties policy platforms […]

When blocking a troll escalates risk of troll-harm: A @geeksrulz investigation

by Tony Yegles (The Geek) 5 July 2013 In which my investigation into who is behind Twitter DIRTBOT accounts @LaborDirt and @ALPdirt and websites Labordirt.com and Twittertrolls.com reveals a series of inadvertent coincidences, happenstances and riddles wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. What do you do when you come across obnoxious online behaviour of the troll-abuser-defamer kind on Twitter or other social media? I have pondered this issue before and am now coming to the realisation that blocking and ignoring is no longer the way to go. Shining the bright light of public exposure might be a better way, and this is what I am trying to do in this post. Here is a quick overview to get your […]

@geeksrulz compares IPA 100 point list and Labor policies and achievements

Interesting comparison in the ideas debate of policies, ideology and outcomes. The highlighted items on the IPA list are the ones the Coalition has committed to implementing. Please also check out Margo’s My people’s petition for Abbott to reveal his other IPA policies.   And to finish, some mining billionaire poetry: Read More: My people’s petition for Abbott to reveal his other IPA policies IPA and Murdoch are freedom’s discerning friends: Abbott

Mal Brough style politics is back

A record breaking news and information about #menugate collated from Twitter

The Geek’s week in Twitter Pics

Storify by The Geek Sat, May 18 2013 Talking Pictures My week on twitter 13 May to 19 May 2013. Some pics from me, some pics retweeted by me and some pics sent to me. @Caroleina2 Here :) pic.twitter.com/yfQbe58F4n Created by @Vic_Rollison @KayRollison http://theaimn.com/2013/04/27/so-far-so-bad/ No Fibs [email protected] · Sat, May 18 2013 17:22:29 ReplyRetweetFavorite Twice #NDIS related legislation was introduced. Who turned up for work? Our esteemed media say LNP own it? #AusPol pic.twitter.com/Jy39n4n7Hb No Fibs [email protected] · Wed, May 15 2013 01:34:00 ReplyRetweetFavorite Latest #Auspol blockbuster from Fox Studios. @CraigEmersonMP gives it a **** rating… pic.twitter.com/JSRdgzg9wh [email protected] · Fri, May 17 2013 09:55:14 ReplyRetweetFavorite Media role in creating false narratives #auspol […]

The MSM’s NDIS: Make the frame, change the frame, WTFs the frame?

By Tony ‘The Geek’ Yegles May 4 2013 I was fascinated by the media’s framing of the NDIS debate this week. Within 48 hours it moved from reporting a naked tax grab by the Prime Minister, to a worthy initiative when Mr Abbott put the national interest ahead of his political interest. Update below May 15 2014 November 29 2012 – NDIS Bill is introduced in Parliament with Coalition absent. December 6 2012 – NSW signs on to the NDIS In the lead up to the NDIS Medicare Levy announcement, Joe Hockey and News Limited were the fiercest critics. Falling revenue forecasts mean Gonski and NDIS reforms are unaffordable: Joe Hockey […]

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