The face behind the hashtag: @LindaDrummond and #SPCsunday success

@Anniepalooza @taupe_cat Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr… whatever it takes. Spread the word and make #SPCsunday a thing. — Linda Drummond (@LindaDrummond) February 6, 2014 By Linda Drummond @LindaDrummond 10th February 2014 I never thought that a conversation on Twitter would spread so far. Like many people in Australia, I watched the news unfold about SPC Ardmona (SPCA) with increasing dismay. The thought of seeing farmers lose their livelihoods, the factory closing and the negative impact on the community gave me chills. Buying local comes naturally to me, but I had to admit that when it came to SPC or Ardmona, my pantry didn’t feature any of the products. So when I […]

Trolls, tweets, cheats and Bowman’s new hashtag: @burgewords reports

We’ve had a bit of a dark time in politics here in the southeast Queensland seat of Bowman, with a storm erupting on social media over campaign tactics. It all began when one Redlander went to the Cleveland Farmers Markets last Sunday morning and tweeted about having to avoid a number of supporters of the sitting Liberal National Party member, Andrew Laming MP. After chuckling in acknowledgment – I also hate having any political supporter shove leaflets in my face when I am shopping – I recalled a tweet from Bowman’s Greens candidate Penny Allman-Payne notifying supporters that The Greens would not be at the markets after the organisers had […]