Jay Gibson

Bring it on! – Tweetchers want war

The Tweetchers are upset. They want to “teach” me a lesson. Bwahahahahahaha, I can’t hardly wait.

Do you think they will start to work out that Twitter isn’t private?  Nah didn’t think so.

Here’s a thought Tweetchers, how about focussing on the issue and not the messenger, but hey, if you want a serious lesson in Social Media destruction bring it on.

Tweetchers mad as hell




#Twittermafia Twevenge against the Tweetchers – Part 3

So the Tweetchers did what all ostriches did and put their head in the sand. They attacked the messenger and in having their collective asses handed to them to prove a point they have now protected their Twitter updates.

I bet they haven’t yet protected their pupils. This is the thing that concerns me most. These people are supposed to have a duty to care to protect the pupils in their care. This group have spectacularly failed with their own lives.

If I was the MinEd I would be taking a very close look at th quality of th advice being dished out by this bunch of chumps. I shudder to think that they are publicly funded.

I warned @suzievesper that I had copies if she tried to halt the embarrassment. She took down the photos. I put them back up. Know your shame and learn from it.

As for @pam_thompson, do you really think you should be working as a teacher when you post on Twitter for all to see that you have had a brain drain and can’t think of great ideas for teaching maths. Oh and probably not a good look to be whining about going back to school. I  highlight Pam Thompson because of this comment. Worse than that she is an Aussie in Australia.

All of this leads me to believe that there is a serious lack of education around the internet and the use thereof by tweetchers. There are clear guidelines, why are they not following them? Why did they attack the messenger and act like the proverbial herd of lemmings?

Seriously I think the MinEd should now be conducting an audit and finding out exactly the state and standard of the advice they are paying for from these fools. There is probably millions to be saved there.


#Twittermafia Twevenge against Tweetcher

I did a blog post about a school blogsite that a fool teacher had set up with zero permission from the students parents and almost zero communication from the school after it was brought to their attention. I’ve been attacked on twitter by a number of teachers who won’t admit to their risking the safety of children through lax standards

Then the @suzievesper and her other teacher pals including @sharpjacqui @isaac_d @inneskennard @kiwispouse @pam_thompson @rbvandijk and @achurches decided to have a wee chat on Twitter about me. Unfortunately for them they have failed to master the art of Twitter and clearly don’t know what a Direct Message is and so I can read all their comments about me. So I’ve been attacked on Twitter by a number of teachers who won’t admit to their risking the safety of children through lax standards.

To think that these people in all of their judgmental ways are teaching youth today.

Worse though, is that pretty much all of them have open lives all over the internet. But since @suzievesper is currently working as a national ICT advisor for clusters of schools, I thought I would demonstrate to her why it is important to make sure your online life mirrors your offline life or serious damage to your reputation can occur or at the very least severe embarrassment will occur. Oh and Suzie, don’t bother deleting the photos because I have copies)

Exhibit A: @suzievesper face to groin of stripper from her Flikr Photostream

Exhibit B: @suzievesper groping a stripper

Exhibit C: @suzievesper playing pin the penis on her prospective husband

Sadly, I, and other parents out there, should have no confidence whatsoever in their abilities, given their complete failure to manage their own standards in their own lives. Remember when you read their twitter comments that these people teach children.

Just because @suzievesper has a job with ICT in the title doesn’t mean she knows anything about what she is talking about and just because she can say Web 2.0 in a sentence also doesn’t mean she knows jack.

This is my world, I’ve been playing in it since the beginning, and by commenting on my blog and abusing me and my mental health on Twitter where everyone can see you entered my world.

Take a hint from The Whale. Don’t mess with me. Learn this lesson and learn it well.



I’m feeling very random tonight so here is a random post.

Oswald has the word of the day to follow-up on BrObesity we have;

aBROpriate (comparative more aBROpriate, superlative most aBROpriate)

  1. The act of grabbing taxpayers money for that which no other group would get funding for.
  2. The Government aBROpriated huge sums to settle outstanding land claims.
  3. Set apart for a particular use or race; reserved.
  4. Hence, belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
    The head of the iwi wondered what an aBROpriate measure would be to make the tangata whenua feel better.
  5. Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.
    I don’t think it was aBROpriate for the cashier to tell me outloud in front of all those people at the check-out that my fisheries compensation cheque looked like it was way too large.

The Rugby: So do reckon Ma’a Nonu could catch a cold?

The Rugby: The Aussies played well for 25 minutes, pity the game these days is for 80 minutes.

The Standard: Relevant anymore? Ever? Do we care?

House: Why is vascullitis always mentioned?

Teachers: Do we need them? I’m thinking these two are idiots for trying to have a crack at me on Twitter. @pam_thompson @suzievesperespecially with this comment. That was in response to them crapping up my comments about the school with the blog…..sooooo what do the teachers do, start whinging on Twitter with open replies….FAIL!  and of course bringing up my mental health like good little bullies that most teachers are.

I think I might be a lesbian, I like sleeping with women.

Isn’t Mafia Wars cool on Facebook? I’ve always had a dream to be in the arms trade.

Social Media FAIL – Jetstar

Jetstar is rooted. They have lost the PR battle. Last night on TV3 they essentially blamed us stupid Kiwis and the stupid Kiwi media for their mis-fortune.

When you see Twitter mesages like this though, you know that the actual problem is them.

Jetstar FAIL!



Does Jetstar still not get it?

Never before have I seen a company so bereft of any idea of how to contain a PR disaster. Seriously they should be firing their PR staff and hiring people like me.

This just in from Twitter, where it looks like Jetstar has done it again this weekend.

What will it take for these chumps to learn?

Jetstar FAIL! again



How to destroy your brand 101

This isn’t a post about Jetstar, though the message is the same. Get with the programme all you PR flunkies out there or suffer brand destruction quicker than you’ll get fired for allowing things to escalate beyond your control.

This post is about how to destroy your brand in about 30 seconds. Piss off someone with more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.

from Mashable

Mythbusters star Adam Savage got an $11,000 bill from AT&T, and he’s not happy about it. This afternoon, the star Tweeted:

Text messaging fees are stupid robbery? (they are), AT&T is attempting to charge me 11k for a few hours of web surfing in Canada. Pls RT!

He then added:

They’re claiming I uploaded/downloaded 9 million kilobytes (9 gigs) while in Canada. Frakking impossible.

Normally those suffering the extortionate roaming fees charged by the carriers suffer in silence, or go through the endless phone systems to try and reach a more modest sum. But Savage has more than 50,000 Twitter followers, many of whom appear equally disgruntled about high roaming fees. His message has spread so fast that AT&T is now the second most discussed topic on Twitter, second only to Michael Jackson.

We’ve got no doubt that AT&T will write off the bill rather than face the Twitter hoardes. Best of luck if you end up in the same predicament and don’t have a Twitter army behind you.

Twitter Co-Founder Working On ?Mind-Numbingly Useless? New Site (Says The Onion)

hat tip Mashable

Twitter gets the Onion treatment.

SAN FRANCISCO—Creator Jack Dorsey was shocked and saddened this week after learning that his social networking device, Twitter, was being used to disseminate pertinent and timely information during the recent civil unrest in Iran. “Twitter was intended to be a way for vacant, self-absorbed egotists to share their most banal and idiotic thoughts with anyone pathetic enough to read them,” said a visibly confused Dorsey, claiming that Twitter is at its most powerful when it makes an already attention-starved populace even more needy for constant affirmation. “When I heard how Iranians were using my beloved creation for their own means—such as organizing a political movement and informing the outside world of the actions of a repressive regime—I couldn’t believe they’d ruined something so beautiful, simple, and absolutely pointless.” Dorsey said he is already working on a new website that will be so mind-numbingly useless that Iranians will not even be able to figure out how to operate it.


I had a call today from Mike Earley after he was accosted by Police sicced on him by JetStar staff upset with him taking photos of them and uploading to Twitter. The Police sided with Mike BTW.

Mike was quite angry. He has just been denied access to a flight along with about 30 others even though they checked in on time. Mike is certain that security camera footage will show they were well within the time limits to check in. What made matters worse for Mike was that people queued behind him were allowed onto the flight and his group weren’t.

When Mike asked for the manager the fool behind the counter announced that he was and after listening to Mike decided there was nothing he could do. When Mike told him he was going to the media the manager foolishly dared him to.

Little did the fool Jetstar manager know that Mike was also tweeting this and now someone has set up a Facebook group. True to his word also, mike got the Herald to turn up at the airport inside half an hour and it is now starting to appear on other websites.

Jetstar is about to find out what happens when you piss off social media junkies.


Tattoo my Twitter name competition

From Mashable

Call me crazy, but there’s a new social media marketing campaign from A&E that’s really got me thinking about getting a tattoo of my Twitter name. Sure, the Twitter fail whale tattoo is a bit much, and the WordPress logo is definitely out there, but my personal brand has become so associated with my Twitter identity that it almost makes sense to get the new ink. And it seems I’m not alone.

A&E’s hip to this new found desire of Twitterers everywhere, and the cable network has decided to tap into this craving via their new Twitter contest and campaign that centers around promoting their series Tattoo Highway. Celebrated tattoo artist and show star Thomas Pendleton will tattoo the winner’s Twitter name free of charge, and all that’s required is a little Twitter love for the show.

Curiosity piqued? Well if you’re itching to brand your body with your Twitter name, then you need to follow Thomas Pendelton on Twitter, send an @reply to him using the hashtag #A&EWed10 with why and where you want the tattoo, and then get your friends to help your cause with more tweets. The winner will be chosen prior to this week’s episode (Wednesday at 10 in case the hashtag didn’t clue you in), and announced via Pendleton’s Twitter account.

I have entered. Please support me to get @whaleoil tattoo’d under my Whaleoil logo. Tweet this;

@ThomasPendelton #A&EWed10 We’re supporting @whaleoil