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  • Hard News: My Food Bag: is it any good?, in reply to Alastair Thompson,

    As for leaving Twitter to sort out Twitter’s social niceities – isn’t that what we are in the process of doing?

    What I meant and didn't express very well was that I think the Twitter community will sort it. And probably not by means of rigid rules, but by social censure and blocking of transgressors. Nobody likes spam dressed up as conversation, and I don't think Twitterers will put up with it.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: My Food Bag: is it any good?, in reply to Alastair Thompson,

    I think there's an important difference between advertising and marketing. Spreading some foody love to social-media people is a marketing strategy: no one is compelled to write anything, and there's no reward for positive comments, or indeed for mentioning it at all.

    I'm all for letting Twitter sort out its own social niceties. We all hate spam, ESPECIALLY if we're not expecting it. I'd expect a sharp backlash against stealth advertising. But tweeps giving opinions on stuff they like and don't like? That's 90% of Twitter traffic. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: My Food Bag: is it any good?, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Surely it’s naive to think journos don’t get free samples to review? Book reviewers don’t buy the books.

    The irony there is that it’s not uncommon for editors to hand over review copies of books and tell their poor reviewers that is the payment.

    Seriously?? No wonder book reviewers get so angry when they don't like a book....

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: My Food Bag: is it any good?,

    Surely it's naive to think journos don't get free samples to review? Book reviewers don't buy the books.
    A free sample is not pay. And remember that anybody trying out MyFoodBag also had to spend the hours making the fancy meals. So they had to want to.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: My Food Bag: is it any good?,

    I can't help thinking a modular approach would suit more people. Particularly one with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. And I can imagine if there were recipes you really liked, you might want to have them again.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Sacha,

    Sacha, it would be nice to think our democratic rights weren't limited to ticking a couple of boxes every 3 years. Our government is supposed to have due process to ensure we are consulted and considered at every stage. But the current government continues to abuse and ignore due process, and to act contrary to our interests as well as our wishes.

    While the Opposition could be doing a much better job of holding the government to account, I think it's also down to all of us to make noise about the erosion of our democratic rights whenever and wherever it occurs.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Great Southern Land, in reply to Hebe,

    That phoenix palm has me foxed also!! I keep thinking it's on the High/Manchester corner but don't think it can be.

    What I love about that video is the sad look in their eyes. The sense of wrongness, nothing being as it should be. It's not dramatising the destruction, just gently bearing witness.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Great Southern Land, in reply to Hebe,

    Sorry to hear about the lurg, Hebe, that sucks!! Glad if things are looking up now, and your boys are making you proud. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Great Southern Land, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’ll be the one chasing airborne ephemera all over the show

    Ian, I thought of you (and Joe, too) when I saw this last night on Twitter:

    Video of a traditional glass signwriter at work. Jaw-dropping virtuosity.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Great Southern Land,

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    A couple of relics on Tuam St.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3831 posts Report Reply

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