Jan Moir

I wasn’t actually going to blog about that Jan Moir article in the UK Daily Mail (they had more sense not to publish in the Irish version) but a statement released by Jan Moir claims that we are all over reacting and there is a ‘heavily orchestrated internet campaign‘ against her. (Link via @Glinner)

It is amazing that someone with views like that are allowed print them. It is crazy and it is offensive.

To be honest, I wasn’t too much bothered by Stephen Gately’s death. Yes, I did think it was sad and a tragedy for the family, his partner and his friends, but it didn’t really effect me personnally. This on the other hand has incensed me.

She dosen’t think she has done anything wrong and there in lies the problem. How can you write something that flies in the face of the facts and invent a story around what happened and then wonder why people are angry and claim it is ‘orchestrated’ and ‘mischevious’? That is just absurd! It’s mind boggling!

Its not very often you see mass outrage among friends online. My friends on twitter and facebook have been giving out about her, both gay and straight. Its impossible that this is orchestrated!

I hope the Press Complaints Commission come down heavily on the Daily Mail (if they can).

Anton Vowl has a brilliant fisking of the article and Charlie Brooker has an excellent article in Comment is Free on it.

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Vote for John

Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseI had a post last month asking you to nominate @mcawilliams for a Shorty Award, well he is in the final for the personal category and needs your votes!

The format is the same. Tweet the following:

@shortyawards I vote for @mcawilliams in the Shorty Awards Finals for #personal because…he’s very personal

Also there is another Irish twitterer up for an award, @dongenland who is up for a green award. So while you are at it, tweet:

@shortyawards I vote for @doneganland in the Shorty Awards Finals for #green because…he’s green

I am not alone is asking you to do this, Darragh Doyle, Joe Scanlon and adland ireland along with many others ask you to do the same! So please do! Lets put Ireland on the twitter map! Get Voting

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Social Network Whore

Well I’m told due to my use of Social Networks that I am officially a Social Network Whore. Just because I have accounts on Facebook, Bebo, Twitter, Plurk, LinkedIn, Del.icio.us, FriendFeed, Last.FM and Youtube. I think there are a lot more then that which I havent gotten around to joining! 😛