This Human Brochure event splashed across the front page of the Canberra Times this morning is largely annoying. Interstate so-called “social network/media savvy people” are being paid (sorry, invited) to come to Canberra for specially organised activities and tweet about our wonderful city. What do you think they are going to say? That Canberra is a crap place?
Meanwhile, we couldn’t get the appropriate attention from the media to highlight on unemployment issues, proper healthcare, housing issues, politics (you only need to read the Canberra Time to know what a load of self-serving rubbish some political opinions were), passable public transports, lack of promotion on local creative talents and other humanitarian plights.
If it wasn’t for the work of some local people who still love this place (and not being paid to tweet), this city would’ve lost half the local talents.
And so, people are paid to say good words about Canberra. What a brilliant idea. One can hardly go wrong in a capital city that hotly debates plastic bags, Summernats and whatever else that they can find their idle twiddling thumbs to do.
Welcome to Canberra.