Blog Bits

January 4th, 2009 at 2:28 pm by David Farrar
  1. Neil Sanderson has research from . In 2008, the number of people gettign their news off the went from 24% to 40%, beating newspapers at 34% for the first time.  Tv remains top at 70R% but is slowly declining.
  2. Chris Trotter has a repost of a 2001 address he gave on . Many may be surprised by his views. I found myself agreeing with much of it!
  3. Tim Blair notes that *only* 1,147 cars were burnt in on New Year’s Eve, which was described by authorities as “rather calm”
  4. MacDoctor finds the new English requirements for foreign as idiotic at a time of nursing shortages, and points out most NZ could not meet the new standard.
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5 Responses to “Blog Bits”

  1. Don the Kiwi (1,754 comments) says:

    Chris Trotter’s 2001 address is indeed largely prophetic, and having not followed him back then, I am quite surprised at his view – him being a self-avowed Marxist.
    Interesting.

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  2. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Neil Sanderson has research from Pew. In 2008, the number of people gettign their news off the Internet went from 24% to 40%, beating newspapers at 34% for the first time. Tv remains top at 70R% but is slowly declining.

    I’m guessing, but it’s entirely possible that people are getting their news off internet sites run by television companies like CNN.

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  3. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    …him being a self-avowed Marxist.

    I doubt that’s true, but feel free to surprise me.

    [DPF: Umm try reading the linked article where Chris calls himself a Marxist]

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  4. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Heh, that’d do it. I would wonder if he still is one though, or even if other Marxists regard him so.

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  5. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    …seeing as he now goes on about ‘social democracy’ quite a lot. 2001 was a long time ago.

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