Skip to content

Category: Twitter

MSM Gets A Texas Sized Shot Across Its Bows

It’s been coming for a while.  The instant coverage that the internet affords many things – rocket launches, concerts, sports and more besides – has often been touted as a threat to the mainstream media.

Last night in Texas, State Senator Wendy Davis did as she promised and spoke at remarkable length in an effort to prevent a law restricting womens’ access to abortion services being passed onto the state statute books.  There wasn’t much mention of Senator Davis’ intention or efforts in the mainstream media, especially the tv news channels.  But word soon got around Twitter of the live streaming of proceedings.  150,000 people were said to have watched events unfold.

Continue reading MSM Gets A Texas Sized Shot Across Its Bows

Southeastern FAIL – Complain Loudly!

Yesterday the expected snow hit the London area.  We knew it was coming yet Southeastern trains capitulated like the Information Commissioner’s Office.  Whenever the weather plays up the usual friendly greeting tends to be a shuttered ticket office and no announcements.  I wasn’t surprised to see that yesterday morning.  Getting home was a nightmare mainly because of the complete lack of coherent information from Southeastern.

When the weather plays up I don’t mind the odd delay.  When there’s no information coming from the train operators and a complete lack of customer care that’s when there’s something very wrong going on.

When I eventually got back home I logged on to Twitter and watched the #Southeastern hashtag unfold.  I’d been one of the fortunate ones.  I e-mailed Caroline Pidgeon, the Vice Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee.  Here’s an extract from that e-mail:

Continue reading Southeastern FAIL – Complain Loudly!

#Twitterjoketrial Thoughts

By the deties there has been a huge lack of Clue going on this week.  There have been a few things that have got my goat this week and the one at the top of the pile has incensed me so that not even hearing my favourite album (Rising by Rainbow) has settled my spirit.

What is it that has riled me so and come top of the Lack of Clue pile by some distance?

Judge Jacqueline Davies at Doncaster Crown Court is who has raised my ire.  Her upholding of the verdict against Paul Chambers in what has become known as the #TwitterJokeTrial beggars belief in my sincerely held opinion.

Simply put, there is no word whether polite or profane, bluster or blasphemous which can adequately describe the unbelievable level of stupidity that Judge Davies’ verdict demonstrates.  I may only be a layman and not have the elegance, persuasiveness and knowledge of legal people but I know something half-witted when I see it. And this verdict takes the Lamb Kebab for half-wittedness.

Continue reading #Twitterjoketrial Thoughts