Tag Archives: Twitter

Gloria Jean’s bragging backfires

When Peter Irvine bought Gloria Jean’s coffees he wanted to make it the ‘most loved and respected coffee company in the world’. The Hillsong elder and former Mercy Ministries head couldn’t have failed harder if he’d tried. His firm proudly has proudly funded or otherwise supported the Australian Christian Lobby, Family First, Hillsong church, Mercy [...]

Meryl Dorey, the Truth about Gardasil and those dastardly #StopAVN Twitter hackers

Yesterday there was a big ol’ tizzy in anti-vaccination camps. The deceitfully named Australian Vaccination Network’s Meryl Dorey has a Twitter account. This account had been sending dodgy Direct Messages, leading to a lot of complaints. Meryl didn’t waste any time pole-vaulting to a conclusion: Meryl Dorey, posting as the Australian Vaccination Network: It looks [...]

Asking (egg) for it

I profusely apologise to @askegg for the earlier confusion, and hope that it is all ok now. UPDATE:

First Australian #Skepticamp has arrived!

It’s today! Get the full event details for Skepticamp Sydney 2011, and top tips for Skepticamp presenters from my recent posts, but here’s the tl;dr: Venue: Building 2, UTS Sydney Time: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm Map to Skepticamp at Building 2, UTS, Sydney The hashtag is #Skepticamp Below is a live view of Skepticamp-related [...]

Priceline ‘Pharmacy’ and Small World ‘Social Media Experts’ have some apologising to do

UPDATE: Power Balance Australia bust: reason wins, no thanks to Priceline Consumers have a reasonable expectation that a business branding itself as a pharmacy will offer trustworthy and effective products. Dispensing chemists are an essential part of the healthcare system, and to leverage that credibility to market nonsensical pseudoscientific scams is a betrayal of trust. [...]

Crikey’s First Dog On The Moon Spreads Happiness!

I’ve met some lovely people, online and offline, since I came to Australia. Party it’s because Sydney is a fantastic city. It really is. It’s so big there’s a group for you to join, whatever you’re into. People are friendly and normally behave themselves. The anti-social behaviour that now so plagues the UK is next [...]