Facebook down #hastheworldended?
In a single word, no, but for millions of users across the globe the great blackout of 19/6 will go down in infamy. Ok not likely, but a Twitterstorm erupted on Thursday night when users were confronted with this very strange sight: Reports suggest that most of the globe has been denied access ...Continue Reading...
Maori culture adapting to presence in online media
(Simon Day, Stuff.co.nz) When Vicki-Jane Ross’s sister died suddenly, she could only just afford to fly home to New Zealand from Perth for the tangi. Her 12-year-old daughter had to stay in Australia. She was devastated that she couldn’t participate in seeing her aunty off. It felt ...Continue Reading...
You know you’re from Rotorua when… (Rotorua Daily Post)
(Kiri Danielle) A Facebook page for people from Rotorua is creating a buzz online – attracting thousands of followers in less than a day. The “You know you’re from Rotorua when …” page was created less than a week ago by Rotorua expats Hikurangi Tahau and Choppy ...Continue Reading...
TangataWhenua.com Facebook Infographics
The Facebook Social Life of TangataWhenua.com: We love infographics! Developing detailed information in a digestible and interesting way can assist in providing what would otherwise be a series of statistics, graphics and numbers. The following infograph examines TangataWhenua.com Facebook ...Continue Reading...
Maori PhD student looks at how overseas Maori use social media (+survey link)
Kanohi ki te kanohi – a thing of the past online survey Dee O’Carroll (Ngati Ruanui Te Atiawa), a PhD student in the Whariki Research Group at Massey University, is looking at the the effects of social media on Maori ways of connecting with each other, she has asked TangataWhenua.com to ...Continue Reading...
Blogger outs Facebook racists to employers (#indigenous)
A racist remark on Facebook against Aborigines might mean an Auckland man loses his job and quite possibley damage his employer’s business at the same time. An Australian blogger is suggesting that customers consider boycotting an Auckland inner-city restaurant after its employee Brian ...Continue Reading...
RWC 2011 Flash Haka @ Sylvia Park awes spectators
If you were there, you would have thought you were watching the start of a fight, but really what you were watching was the nexus between Maori culture and technology all about celebrating the Rugby World Cup 2011. The word went out to meet down at Auckland’s largest mall, Sylvia Park and ...Continue Reading...
Che Fu tweets – panic ensues, Cops call Twitter!
(Stuff) Counties Manukau Police have launched their own Twitter account following a bomb scare yesterday that led to widespread panic after a famous Kiwi musician nearby tweeted that someone had been shot. Police were called to the Mangere work and Income after a staff member noticed a ...Continue Reading...
Tau Henare calls Hone Harawira out on Twitter
(By Andrea Vance) MINISTER OF TWITTER: Tau Henare wrote: ‘Hone Harawira is so racist, he has chocolate milk in his cup of tea’. National’s Tau Henare has “overstepped the line” by calling Hone Harawira “so racist, he has chocolate milk in his cup of ...Continue Reading...
Hone Harawira’s new party embraces Facebook, Twitter
Independent MP Hone Harawira’s new Mana party is embracing the use of social networking to keep their supporters informed and engaged. As a way to share the day with an even greater number of people around the world, Facebook and Twitter feeds will be running live from Te Mahurehure Marae ...Continue Reading...
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