which is that it’s actually the number for visits, rather than unique visitors
Core commenters each visiting the site (or refreshing the page?) 20-50 times a day soon mounts up...
Lampoo, Harpoon or just harp on...
Journalism is a subset of publication.
But is Gossip and vitriol a subset of journalism?
and just as a reminder: Whaleoil profile from 2009!
(Internet Warrior! Hah! more like worry!)
Back at the office, a Christchurch reader alerts him to a radio appearance by Lianne Dalziel, in which she addresses rumours, started on Slater's blog, that she was mulling a tilt at the city's mayoralty. She had taken exception to The Press printing her denials, which she considered to be circulating a baseless rumour from a source with no credibility.
"I think it's really important that we realise these people are not subject to the same standards as our mainstream media," she says.
Slater is angry. In no time, he has published a recording of the interview.
"We most demonstrably are media," he says. "It just happens to be new media. And it's immediate: she said that this morning and this afternoon she's going to cop a flogging. That's how immediate this is! Not only that, if she does decide to stand for the mayoralty, I'm going to run a Whale Oil campaign against her. All because she pissed me off. She doesn't get it, so she's going to learn."
How well did that anti-Lianne campaign go, Cameron?
Super nova (callowfragilelistingegotist) ...
a news medium: a medium for the dissemination to the public or a section of the public of news and observations on news
How about: "a medium for the responsible dissemination to the public or a section of the public of news and relevant observations on news"
Whaleoil is all about his (or clients) opinions, isn't he?
More hucksterism than 'just the facts'...
...spring reflected in the duck pond
surely, reflections on ponds
would be - ponderings...
I don't have a smartphone camera,
but if I did these Rubberband Macro Lenses look pretty nifty...
wonder if they have a pirate-style alice band / eyepatch headbandanalens?
Tomorrow when it opens, the stench might drive the crowds away.
From hothouse to charnel house...
I read the odour permeates an area of 2-3km.
It gives one a sense of wonder, as in...
Wonder if that encompasses the hospital, university and Parnell?
Wonder how long it blooms for?
Wonder if they'll refund any booked weddings?
<oh, I am offal...>
PS: Still, I see a rare site opportunity for Auckland's
itinerant nosegay vendors.
ration all thought...
Not a hole food diet then?
Got any more?
Could be a deck of cards in it!
I Oorta known better, dept
Comet Ison survives! Just...
Bird on a wire…
maybe Lorde could phone it in…
Live Aid style,
or as a hologram!
her geared up for
live motion capture
in LA,, relayed and
translated into movements
of a giant singing animatronic
unicorn at Laneways!
Don’t take the brown acid, though…
Star eats tourist!
Could be tomorrow’s headline -
It’s not looking good for Comet Ison…
Comet ISON is making its closest approach to the sun, and evidence is mounting that the nucleus of the comet has disintegrated. Watch the head of the comet fade dramatically as it approaches the sun in this SOHO coronagraph movie:
... the relative absence of CBD
has this city gone to pot?
Oh no! Nightmare....
Christchurch has virtually no CBD at all!
And the Government is in charge of reconstituting it...
...guess that explains all the localised psychosis...