Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Social Media

What is Social Media?
By Frank Chung, Waipio

The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication. Not clear enough, of course.

Who said? "Those people who think they know it all,
are especially annoying to those of us who do."

In Web 2.0 terms, this would be a website or blogsite that doesn’t just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. This interaction can be as simple as asking for your comments or letting you vote on an article, or it can be as complex as what we ask our readers to contribute in information and photos.

Think of regular media as a one-way street where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report on television. Some web sites and blog sites are the same way. You have very limited ability to give your thoughts on the matter.

Social media, on the other hand, is a two-way street that gives you the ability to communicate too. Unfortunately, not many of the possible reader/dancers in our blogs have seen it or understood any of it. So there was nothing  more we can do. This blog is astounding simply because it is holding up and very little action to report. Results are we have very few information and photo contributors.

They may eventually come, when we get the action from Wahiawa and Mililani first. The rest should be easy.  *  *  *  *

"It's Now Or Never"   ...   Elvis Presley

Pub's Side Note: Yes we got the information, John White of the infamous PRP, who came from Arkansas to show these yokels how it is done, is quoted, "We gotta send these Flips back to the Philippines." Now you can tell us if you agree or disagree with that statement and if it matters little or much. Very important to our survey.

InterIsland still on the outside

Inter Island Beginning to Move.

Kauai is still on hold, there had been a trace of the Creative Researchers And Producers, who use tactics similar to PRP and their Push Polling, but we are expecting some contact soon. We on Oahu are looking forward to hearing from them and of the dancing there. It would be nice if we could all be in contact. Not only in each island but inter-island communication too. It will take a while.

" Yes, I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating,
and in fourteen days I lost two weeks"

Maui: They were the original suspects, but it turned out that it was the Creative Researchers And Producers. They were able convince a few that we were printing their personal emails. I asked as per usual, Where? The silence was deafening. All of them have fancy Web sites so they probably do not know much about blogging.

We must be patient. They all send routine emails (flyer kind) with a slew of schedules and and all kinds of information. Too much for me. Hope- fully they will put counters on their Web sites and they will learn more about the internet.

"La Bamba" ... Ritchie Valens

The Big Island: Two big centers, Kona on the Western part of the island and Hilo on the East, but all are controlled by Web sites. They still consider a Web site as a must have decoration to their business. Blogging is unknown there and none of them have counters.

Kona seems to be the most modern inclined and they will remain the first hope of some blog kind of contact. The Big Island is a big place and so is the Kona area. I don't get much flyer kind information for they realize that is useless. Blogging interisland is a horse of a different color. I get an occasional poster, which easy to post. Just copy and post - Wham, wham.

Hilo: Of course is the other big area to go for. I know there is plenty of action there too and I have hopes. In the last 30 years it seem like the only people that were dancers and visited the Big Island only mentioned Hilo. It will just take leg work, and I mustn't stop. Sometimes it seems like Maui will be the biggest but I think the Big Island will be because it is so Big. We must help all of them and time will tell. Let the good times roll.

"Save The Last Dance For Me"   ...   Drifters

There will come a time when they will attempt to understand blogging and we will receive some thing to post not only for the readers on their particular island but for all of us islanders and they will make the decision not I. It will take time and they will realize, that for blogging, all they need is an opinion.

Pub's Side Note: Linda Lingle says that the Rail may bankrupt the state. I am sorry Linda but they may not know it yet but the neighbor islands will be happy to help pay for that blunder.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From Honolulu Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll - Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges
By Michael Levine

WASHINGTON — Kirk Caldwell has continued his steady surge in the Honolulu mayor's race, closing to within striking distance of Ben Cayetano just two weeks before Election Day, according to The Civil Beat Poll.

Cayetano led Caldwell, 50 percent to 45 percent, in a survey of 886 likely general election voters on Oahu.1 The poll, conducted on the nights of Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, after early voting had already begun, had a margin of error of 3.3 percent. Five percent were undecided.

The Lying in the Push Polls by that highly paid organization on the Mainland is taking its toll. They lie and they lie, and it is illegal in some States. You can't just go around lying about people. There are some laws now and that is why Ben Cayetano is suing John White, PRP and their minions. Those liars have got to pay. There has been no proof against Ben Cayetano. It has all been innuendo and it works. As these people say, "These dumb ethnics will believe anything."

John White has already been branded a hypocrite by some of the highest level people on this island. "Gotta send these Flips back to the Philippines." But he came from Arkansas to show these yokels how things are done. And the rottenness is rubbing off on those around him. Remember the good reputation the carpenters had on all the Islands at one time? What happened? Just to rip off the taxpayers with a Rail!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bus and Rail, Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, the Gold Line Bus opened in 2003 with a capital cost of the Bus line of $349 million. The Bus line was expected to start out at 5,000 to 7,500 average weekday boardings, growing to 22,000 by 2020. It actually achieved the 2020 goal by its seventh month. They now know for sure that people prefer buses over rail.

The Orange Line Rail opened in 2005 with a Rail cost was $859 million, which was more than twice as much as the Bus.  Each is about 14 miles long, and each has 13 stations, about a mile apart. The Rail, by contrast, was supposed to start off with 30,000 weekday boardings and double that by 2023. But its actual ridership has been lower than that of the BRT line—well below projections.

Some people in Honolulu are only thinking of the big big bucks they are going make in the biggest rip off in the Pacific Basin. “The hell with the people, we’re talking bottom line here.”  So they lie and they lie about Ben Cayetano and many believe without any evidence what so ever. Just Push Polling innuendo.

Linda Lingle, who knows state financing says the Hawaii can go bankrupt. The outer islands don't know yet, but they will be asked to pay too, like everyone else on Oahu, they got taken. And somebody is going  to make billions and billions of dollars in profits. Guess who?

Whatever happened to the good reputation and respect that carpenters had?

Can anyone imagine what would happen if they just replaced the short buses on the #40 line, town to Makaha, with tandem buses. More comfortable, more riders, less street and highway traffic. The only bad note is the big, big, profits will not be made. Auwe!

The Bus, Hooray, the rail, boo

Hawaii Civic Beat to Sam Aiona:
Do you believe that Honolulu should proceed with the 20-mile elevated rail project from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Shopping Center? Why or why not?

Sam: No, the city cannot afford it as planned. I am not against alternative transportation, what I am against is this type of train which is costly and old technology. Not to mention, too expensive. I also have a problem with the lack of fiscal responsibility and oversight that keeps haunting us;

Add this to the rising cost of our sewers, roads not being fixed and the city taking away bus routes for senior citizens and the whole project becomes unrealistic. I will oppose any project when it forgets about the taxpayers best interest.  *  *  *  *

Pub's Side Note: That guy sounds like he knows what he is talking about.

I don't think the Department of Transportation knows, (but they suspect) the big difference in replacement of the short buses on the #40 bus going from town to Makaha. Just replaced with tandem buses, that all. Would be getting thousands off their cars on the street and freeways and with good comments instead of the bad words they are using now. Yes, I heard they were going to get body guards. Too many out there want to crank them.

"You're only young once, but you can be immature the rest of your life."

But right now they have last century thinking, "Let them stand, fill the buses up, - bottom line." "Uncomfortable" is never taken into consideration. Throughout the mainland their priorities are how to get the people off their cars on the streets and highway and onto public transportation. The
Department of Transportation is never going to that by making them "uncomfortable" on the bus.

On the left: San Francisco after they built the Rail. Then it screwed up like many had predicted, not enough riders and too much cost in maintenance. On the Right, San Francisco after they tore the rail down. beautiful again and more buses but running just fine.

Then with PRP spending millions on mainland Push Polling to lie about Ben Cayetano, to people that believe without proof. "These ethnics will believe anything." Yes, they know all  about us, and it is suppose to be illegal. But we are talking big, big bucks here. Spend a million here on lying, another million there on lying and you will make billions later on. Ask Romney, he knows,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Making Our Blogs

Making Our Blogs Into A Thriving Dance Community

Blogging is a unique writing medium, one that has the potential to be very interactive in our dance community. We definitely do not need majors in journalism. This is a different enchilada.

"Glory Of Love"   ...   Five Keys

It is the interactive nature of the blog that gives us the opportunity to form relationships with our reader/dancers. It must be written "to" them and hoping to get a response in writing. This kind of interpersonal interaction was almost impossible for traditional authors.

As bloggers we have the unique opportunity of building dance communities of readers that not only interact with us the blogger, but with each other through the ability to comment on posts. By building a strong sense of a dance community with our readers, and by encouraging them to do the same among themselves, our blogs benefit immensely.

 "Great Balls Of Fire"   ...   Jerry Lee Lewis

We have to try to ensure that our blogosphere becomes a thriving dance community and not just stale publications. The information and photo contributors become crucial to the expansion of the blogs and hopefully some will feel the desire to become Guest Authors. There are several things that we can do to make this happen.

We must encourage commenting. We will moderate all comments, review and approve them as quickly as possible. We may also respond to the comments, and perhaps engage the people in further conversation. Comments are an opportunity to build relationships that can help our blogs to flourish. We are working on it and many of you are going to have suggestions. Rome was not built in a day.

Pub's Side Note: And the bus situation deteriorates even more. The PRP spending millions on their minions to manipulate and lie in Push Polling about Ben Cayetano. Too many people believe without any proof whatsover. The lie and they lie about Ben Cayetano, that is what they are paid to do. Old ladies standing all the way from Waianae to town is criminal and that's no lie.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Da Bus Catastrophe on Oahu

The reputation is getting solid on PRP and John White the director. Lies and more lies. Now they are contracting "Liars" on the Mainland in what  is called "push polling," and illegal. Cost money but Carpenters got lots of money and they want more. You remember when Carpenters had such a great reputation? They were such a respected group. Wot happened?

Now they tell me that the biggest goof up in the present bus catastrophe is due to the Dept of Transportation headed by Wayne Yoshioka who is very much pro rail. They think that this the way they can convince people to go for the Rail. The ivory tower complex - You should hear the surveys, designed by grammar school kids.

Almost everyone riding buses is contemplating fixing up the old clunker or buying a new car. The price of gas will go up even farther, the price of parking will go to $500/month. Auto Sales will rocket. And the rich will get richer. They know what they are doing. You and me, we can go to  hell!

The clincher for those in their ivory towers is and they have informed me, that the Rail will be able to transport 28000 people per hour. That's fantastic, almost unbelievable. These are brilliant people unlike us dumb bunnies on the Waianae Coast. But we can figure. We will be able to evacuate the entire Waianae Coast and the city of Kapolei in a little over one hour. Mind Boggling and an absolute necessity. These people got brains oozing out through their ears, they are so smart. What do we know? Well, we can guess that one of us is a Dumb Dodo!