Digital whakapapa, where is it – Digital authorship and founders?

Digital whakapapa, where is it – Digital authorship and founders?

The nature of the web and digital technologies leads Māori ICT organisations, kupu hou creation, Māori related software, web sites and digital tools to by default, ignore whakapapa in the digital world. I have already spoken widely about tikanga in the digital world on my site. Māori stories from many generations ago remind us of the early explorer Kupe, who he was, his whakapapa, and the many […]

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Ikaroa Rāwhiti Candidate Social Media effectiveness: Part 2

A summary and overview of the usage and popularity of the Ikaroa Rāwhiti candidates social media and online presence. 14 days ago I produced statistics about the usage of Social Media of our Iakaroa Rāwhiti Candidates, who I note are welcome to comment but none have chosen to, either out of not seeing this well publicised post which appeared in a Google Alert the next […]

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Social media and web usage for the Ikaroa Rāwhiti campaign: Part I

Introduction Only this year have I seen an increase in Māori politicians joining and using Social Media and the web. Recently one Māori politician told me that the web and social media were a waste of time, as the old people have the votes and want to see him at birthdays, tangi and various other hui. My reply, while that is important as a Māori […]

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Colonisation of the Internet: Māori Comparative Literature Review

Introduction. A review and comparison of Māori with Native American Indian rights, based on the award winning research “Uncharted Domains and the New Land Rush: Indigenous Rights to Top-Level Domain”; Miss Lucy Yan, accessed via http://www.law.asu.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=67fmPnuMWEY%3d&tabid=803 . Background information about the author and her research here http://www.law.asu.edu/News/CollegeofLawNews.aspx?NewsId=4454 Yan discusses the colonisation of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) and its social and economic consequences that […]

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Radio Spectrum – Digital Land in a new era of confiscation

What is Spectrum The Treaty Claim Who will benefit from the Claim Groups involved Radio Spectrum is largely unheard of in our non-technical society and especially in Maori culture, despite radio spectrum being recognised as a Taonga by the Waitangi Tribunal which resulted in the New Zealand government giving Maori $5 million dollars to invest in Maori ICT participation. In turn this was used to […]

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Value of .iwi.nz

The same issues corporates and businesses face in the online world in regards to branding and identity are also faced by Iwi. There is no difference between the commercial and Iwi groups and many other Indigenous Peoples of the world. The only exception is that Iwi have an authentic and protected area on the web with .iwi.nz .   More about .iwi.nz and registration here. […]

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Cyber Tangi – A need to better utilise high speed Internet

Take a survey about Cyber Tangi My controversial thoughts about cyber tangi are below so as to raise debate/ideas and to make people think about cyber tangi, or to at least respect the rights of any whanau who want a cyber tangi.   When my children’s mum from Taranaki suddenly and unexpectedly passed away almost three years ago at the age of 34, there was […]

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Te Reo Maori gate keepers for the future or for the cemetery

Reo has to evolve or it will die, and it cannot be controlled by a small team; it has to be community driven. Gate keepers of the Māori language only hinder and halt its evolution. We live in an Information Technology driven society that needs Maori language to adapt. I have documented my personal thoughts on the status of te reo Māori in 2012 and […]

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Dot Maori Internet suffix

Archived from August 12 2012 .maori is a possible Internet address suffix that is being discussed by groups of Māori and non Māori. This is a summary of findings from thefeasibility reportI wrote. .maori will not provide any benefit to Māori and will likely be more detrimental to the increasing Māori presence on the Internet. The introduction of the new strings will see the internet […]

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A recommendation for an updated New Zealand and Māori Predictive TXT database.

Using word frequency lists including: a Māori predictive text list, lists of common Māori words in New Zealand English and common Māori words used in Māori. I discuss and analyse which words would be most beneficial in a Māori predictive text database for Māori and introduce the need to update New Zealand English databases used for predictive texting and spell checking. Māori are higher users […]

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