Critics say KRudd's Twitter posts proving to be dull reading

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25373173-2,00.html

    IF you thought the real Kevin Rudd was boring, wait until you meet the cyber
    version.

    The Prime Minister has entered the world of Twitter, but critics say his online
    persona could be even duller than the real thing.

    In a recent contribution to the social networking phenomenon also used by US
    President Barack Obama and Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher, Mr Rudd tweeted: "It's
    tough economic times. Met with locals in City of Cockburn this morning about WA
    jobs."

    Mr Rudd, who once spoke about "natural complementarities" in a speech to a
    foreign audience, has amassed nearly 32,000 Twitter followers in six months, the
    Herald Sun reports.

    New media expert Fleur Brown, chief executive of Launch Group, said Mr Rudd
    deserved points for trying.

    But he could afford to inject some personality into his online musings, she said.

    "These forums are supposed to be a lot more fun and entertaining and edgy," Ms
    Brown said.

    "I'd like to see him taking it up to the Opposition a lot more. Some of those
    beautiful one-liners that come out of doorstop interviews, that would be good."

    But the communications adviser said Mr Rudd was right to be cautious.

    "He wouldn't want to overdo it," she said.

    "Lets face it, when you are a politician you've got to be careful, particularly
    when you're the prime minister."

    Mr Rudd's spokeswoman said the the PM authored many of the tweets himself, but
    some were ghost-written by his advisers.

    Along with the real Mr Rudd, there are at least a dozen Kevin Rudd impersonators
    vying for attention on Twitter.

    They include KevinFuckingRudd, who has less to lose than the real one.

    "Last time a hostie failed me, I drop-kicked them into the turbine. This time I
    let them off with a warning, and suddenly I'm the bad guy," he tweeted this month.

    Mr Rudd jumped on Facebook ahead of the last election, helping the Kevin07
    juggernaut to victory by winning over Gen-Y supporters.

    But he has all but abandoned his Facebook friends, using the site only to post
    Labor press releases.

    He was beaten on to Twitter by Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull by nearly a month.

    Mr Turnbull is also streets ahead of the PM in the number of tweets he's posted
    - 426 to the PM's 150.

    But Mr Rudd has more than three times as many followers than his political rival.

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    And how long is that going to last? LOL!
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 22, 2009
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    blofelds_cat Guest

    Rudd is dull and boring?? who would have thought it! :)

    That twitter thing is the most stupid ever. why would anyone bother to
    post about their mundane daily activities? and who would want such info
    anyway? it must be for ppl who have no life. anyone who does have a life
    would have neither the time or the inclination. Twitter.. appropriately
    named as it's for twits!

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    rgds,

    Pete
    =====
    http://pw352.blogspot.com

    "We had a choice at the last election- John Howard's work choices, or export jobs to China. We chose the latter"

    "Thank you Kevin Rudd for putting Australia billions of dollars in debt to China, just so everyone can blow $900 on Chinese rubbish"

    "What stimulus package? The harder we work the more we earn for Rudd to give to everyone else. We pay tax, work, have three kids and get not one cent from the Government in it's handouts. The system doesn't reward hard work, it takes from us"

    "When are the media going to start pointing out to the community that Mr. Rudd never has and never does make hard decisions. All he has ever done is make 'foolgood' soft decisions that he hopes are going to make people like him and get him re-elected. What is best for the Australian public runs a very poor second"

    - media comments

    "At the end of the day it is Left-wing ideology to see a one-world policy of borderless countries" - Graeme Campbell
     
    blofelds_cat, Apr 23, 2009
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  3. Beats me! I find him a laugh a minute!
    Yes, it and MySpace etc. are very sad sites for very sad people.
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 23, 2009
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    blofelds_cat Guest

    And a haven for pedophiles..

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    rgds,

    Pete
    =====
    http://pw352.blogspot.com

    "We had a choice at the last election- John Howard's work choices, or export jobs to China. We chose the latter"

    "Thank you Kevin Rudd for putting Australia billions of dollars in debt to China, just so everyone can blow $900 on Chinese rubbish"

    "What stimulus package? The harder we work the more we earn for Rudd to give to everyone else. We pay tax, work, have three kids and get not one cent from the Government in it's handouts. The system doesn't reward hard work, it takes from us"

    "When are the media going to start pointing out to the community that Mr. Rudd never has and never does make hard decisions. All he has ever done is make 'foolgood' soft decisions that he hopes are going to make people like him and get him re-elected. What is best for the Australian public runs a very poor second"

    - media comments

    "At the end of the day it is Left-wing ideology to see a one-world policy of borderless countries" - Graeme Campbell
     
    blofelds_cat, Apr 23, 2009
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  5. Because of all the kids?
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 23, 2009
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  6. Obviously Rude does; he thinks his shit doesn't stink.
    Err... Flanges Bum, ex-liberal-voter, Loser Lu R, and Huge Drongo, amongst
    others?
     
    Polly the Parrot, Apr 23, 2009
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  7. Yeah, that'd be a first.
    Yes, there seems to be a huge demand for ear wax news.
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 23, 2009
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    blofelds_cat Guest

    Yes. a hunting ground, I should have said.

    --
    rgds,

    Pete
    =====
    http://pw352.blogspot.com

    "We had a choice at the last election- John Howard's work choices, or export jobs to China. We chose the latter"

    "Thank you Kevin Rudd for putting Australia billions of dollars in debt to China, just so everyone can blow $900 on Chinese rubbish"

    "What stimulus package? The harder we work the more we earn for Rudd to give to everyone else. We pay tax, work, have three kids and get not one cent from the Government in it's handouts. The system doesn't reward hard work, it takes from us"

    "When are the media going to start pointing out to the community that Mr. Rudd never has and never does make hard decisions. All he has ever done is make 'foolgood' soft decisions that he hopes are going to make people like him and get him re-elected. What is best for the Australian public runs a very poor second"

    - media comments

    "At the end of the day it is Left-wing ideology to see a one-world policy of borderless countries" - Graeme Campbell
     
    blofelds_cat, Apr 23, 2009
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  9. You'd think it would be a site KRudd would add to labour's bullshit web filter.
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 23, 2009
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    Hunter01 Guest


    Why not, he picks on dentists....
     
    Hunter01, Apr 23, 2009
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  11. Fangs for reminding me.
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 24, 2009
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    PK Guest

    You have to admit it is well managed boring?
    We have yet to see the real KR. It may well come to pass
    many are in for a great shock. And I include the mindless
    fence sitters who vote with their feet in that lot.
    Aforementioned fence dwellers.
    Some votes are very cheap in this Country.
    Not familiar with these nyms. All braindead?
    Or is that too great a leap?

    Might I add, so as not to wrinkle the brow of
    the easily confused in aus.comp, Kebbin has to be
    the best thing to happen to this Country in many
    a long year. It is what this Country will do to him
    that I speculate on.
    Obviously he has below average computer skills
    with even less knowledge of electronic social
    interaction. Where his minders lead him on this
    path is a concern, or should be, for us all.
     
    PK, Apr 24, 2009
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    terryc Guest

    A stinking cat would look good compared tothe previous occupant.
    He probably will not get what he deserves. He seems to have made entirely
    non-core promises.
     
    terryc, Apr 24, 2009
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    PK Guest

    Howard attacked the pockets of the average joe *and* threatened
    their future potential earnings with Work Choices. Without that
    influence Kruddy would have been just another hopeful.
    So you are quite correct ( in an abstract way) in putting the thought
    Kruddy was handed a homer.
    Like it or not, very few think beyond their personal circumstance in
    this Country these days.
    Not entirely sure what it is you speculate Kruddy deserves.
    And I would have thought giving Education a rip is "core"?
    IMO what Kruddy should run with is that Federal based education
    idea that ran up the ramp at the Big Ideas brainstorming.
    Computers are a great start but much more needs revisiting.

    Anyhow.. all too boring for au.comp :)

    pK
     
    PK, Apr 26, 2009
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  15. Blatant lie from a lying leftie labour shill. Taxes have dropped since Borke and
    Cheating robbed us blind.
    Another blatant lie.
    The only influence were the lies the labour shills told to get elected.
    ??? Can you translate that into English?
    You lying leftie labour shills certainly don't.
    To be booted out of office before he fucks us over completely.
    LOL! More gabfests. Just what we need.
    Yes, your thoughts are.
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 26, 2009
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    Rob Guest

    Yep Tools of trade when from tax free to 17.5% - 22.5%

    Some of those who have lost their jobs would have still have been
    working under a work choices agreement.




    Labor are not very transparent in their decisions.


    Lets see what the budget entails, maybe its a Swan song.
    Not very well thought through. costs are more than double what was
    budgeted for. Plus ongoing maintenance costs. Students spend more time
    writing on computers than learning.


    Internet maybe 15x the original guess of 4.7B
     
    Rob, Apr 26, 2009
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  17. But the GST is only 10%!
    True but don't tell the lying leftie labour shills that.
    Never were or are.
    Yikes!
     
    Dr. Sir John Howard, AC, WSCMoF, Apr 26, 2009
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    terryc Guest

    WTF do computers do?
    Did past ages teach "the axe"
    They are just a tool, but they are being treated as godlike.
     
    terryc, Apr 26, 2009
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    Rob Guest


    But under the Hk labor it when up then. Same with cameras at 32% etc.
    film 22.5% under GST these came back to 10%
     
    Rob, Apr 26, 2009
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    Rob Guest

    Kids at school computers are a bore and are over them now.
     
    Rob, Apr 26, 2009
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