Twitter Likes, Jerks, and Sugary Drinks


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Twitter Likes, Jerks, and Sugary Drinks

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  Last updated December 13, 2017 at 10:35 am

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Defence Minister Christopher Pyne’s twitter account was hacked to ‘like’ a pornographic tweet – which immediately raises eyebrows about cyber security at the highest levels of the Australian Government. But we’re fascinated by the fact that an automated bot brought the like to the media’s attention. You can’t hide anything online, whether it’s what you post to your account or how you interact with others.


It’s hard to know whether or not you’re being a jerk – and is it even worth knowing? Should science study ‘jerkitude‘? We’ve also got some tips about how to tell if you’re a jerk – and the best one involves looking outside yourself.


Sugary drinks are bad for you in all sorts of ways, but Australians still drink too many of them. A new messaging campaign targeted at Australia’s Indigenous population uses language, slang and spokespeople from their community – we can’t wait to see the results.


And our Crush of the Week is film producer extraordinaire and head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy.



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