Archive | January, 2013

Hating Tony Abbott: #AusPol Facebook Style

In the interests of a fair political debate, and out of sheer curiosity, I’ve compiled a list of Tony Abbott Facebook Hate Pages. Unlike my previous blog ‘When Facebook becomes Un-Friendly: Julia Gillard targeted in #AusPol Hate Pages‘ the tone of anti-Abbotteers is significantly different. For a start they aren’t nearly as handy with Photoshop. […]

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When Facebook becomes Un-Friendly: Julia Gillard targeted in #AusPol Hate Pages

After some Twitter chitter-chatter this afternoon with @bluntshovels about my blog  ‘The emergence of Social Propaganda in Australian Politics‘ I started looking at some of the social propaganda based Facebook Pages dedicated to hating Julia Gillard. The number of these hate pages on Facebook is simply astounding. So astounding that I haven’t had time to […]

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The emergence of Social Propaganda in Australian Politics

In my ongoing exploration of the social nuances of #AusPol I have discovered some curious Twitter accounts. In the Twitterverse those who tweet longest, loudest and most often are either (a) Socially Savvy or (b) Social Spammers; or in this case (c) Political Social Spammers. Take for example @LaborDirt – who with only 743 followers […]

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Social Media and the 2013 Australian Federal Election: And the Social Winner is …

Marketing the next Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott; here’s a tip- getting social with your constituents might just win you the 2013 election. By taking a closer look at President Obama’s use of social media during his 2012 election campaign, political strategists will agree that the power of social media in politics […]

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