on asking the bleeding obvious on social media

I don’t know the woman whose tweet is embedded below. I have nothing against her and use her tweet merely to illustrate a point I have long been musing on. It’s nothing personal.

My question is this: why is it that the young so-called digital natives need to ask impossibly stupidly obvious questions on social media when they should already know the answer?…

the Mana bar closure – a case study in the evolution of a news story and more evidence of Fairfax plagiarism

the Mana bar closure – a case study in the evolution of a news story and more evidence of Fairfax plagiarism

I rarely know which of the articles I write will resonate with audiences. In most cases I write about what I see on walks around my home suburb simply to document it as social history. It may interest a few fellow locals who, like me, watch the opening and closing of shops and businesses over time with benign interest.…

revival of the Smith St traders’ association

revival of the Smith St traders’ association

In 2008, the then Business on Smith St (BOSS) traders’ association received a $6000 grant from the City of Yarra to build a website to promote itself and the members it claimed to represent. The website proved to be a clusterfuck of incompetence when it was published a year later, and it was soon abandoned although it remains live.…