Thursday 13 May 2010

ABC Far Mirth, it's a Shorey bet

ABC Far North are having a lot of fun on their new Facebook page. I spot that cheeky Kier Shorey's hand all over it...
  • Late News from the BBC: A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world's largest beaver dam in north-western Alberta using satellite technology. Apparently, thousands of undergraduate ecologists have gathered in the area hoping to catch sight of the world's largest beaver.

  • Late News from the Townsville Bulletin: The Crime and Misconduct Commission is investigating claims that 'at least two' Townsville taxi drivers have been exchanging free fares for sexual favours. At this point, it's unclear if they used Tariff 1 or Tariff 2.

  • Late News from the Jakarta Globe: A Thai man has been freed from an Indonesian prison after spending three extra years behind bars because of a typo in his paperwork. Speaking to reporters after his release, the man described the mistake as "complete bullskit".

  • From the NY Post: A 12 year-old Long Island girl has saved the life of a choking friend with the Heimlich Maneuver, which she learned from watching cartoons. Unfortunately, she was injured later that day while using an umbrella to shield herself from a falling anvil.

1 comment:

Syd Walker said...

I had no idea ABC Far North has a Facebook Page and is actively encouraging its fans to sign up.

My first reaction is that this is quite innappropriate,

Is ABC Far North able to guarantee privacy for the personal data submitted by anyone who signs up to Facebook?

Why should fans of the ABC - a publicly-funded Australian institution - be encouraged to give personal data to a privately owned overseas-based company in order to communicate with 'our' ABC? Can't they manage a website?

As a footnote, I'd like to know if ABC Far North shares the view reportedly held by Facebook's management that the Golan Heights may appropriately be classified as part of the State of Israel? Or are they on the side of the UN and the rest of us?

Since these tax-payer funded 'journalists' are encouraging us to use Facebook's services, shouldn't we be told?

I hope they get an answer ready. One of these mornings I may just call in and ask.