Google autocomplete: shocking racist and offensive to Maori

Responding to Stuff.co.nz story about sexism against women titled “Shocking sexism in Google search” I have written about the way Google autocomplete discriminate against Maori. It is unfortunate that no effort has, nor has ever been made to discuss the racist and offensive auto complete relating to Māori or any other Indigenous Peoples of the world. I first raised this issue in May 2010. Today […]

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Colonisation of the Internet: Māori Comparative Literature Review

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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Te Reo 2 Tweet

A fantastic Twitter tool that Tweets pre-set Māori language phrases, questions and sentences is available to use. Created by Professor Kevin Scannell of Saint Louis University, the te reo Māori sentences have been added by myself, by sourcing popular phrases and high frequency lists of sentences. It is an ideal tool for beginners of te reo Māori or non non speakers who want to Tweet […]

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Macrons available in .iwi.nz web address

A recent collaboration between GodZone Internet Services a domain name company and myself as the .iwi.nz moderator will ensure that Iwi can now register their web addresses and names with macrons within the exclusive .iwi.nz address. For example ngāi-mea.iwi.nz is now a feasible web address. Despite such technology being available for the past 3 years, this is the first time Iwi can choose to use […]

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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 Squatters in Indigenous Domains

I was interviewed by Radio Waatea about Cyber Squatters. You can hear the interview here or read the full article here. It really surprises me that people are still trying to hold Iwi to ransom over hijacked names when Iwi have .iwi.nz . All the cyber squatters are doing is making .iwi.nz more authentic for the public and valuable to Iwi. In 2002 I with Ross Himona and Te Rangikaiwhiria […]

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Cyber Tangi – A need to better utilise high speed Internet

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 little time to let her immediate […]

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Facebook in the Maori Language

Archived from September 13 2012 Facebook is now available in the Maori language thanks to a small partnership of language revitalisation experts. View the word list http://www.taiuru.maori.nz/publicationslib/facebook-maori-language-terms.pdf We live in exciting times in terms of the Māori language where with the right combination of Language speakers and technical people we are able to have software and web sites translated into Māori, a feat that until recently […]

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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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dot kiwi nz launches with new Maori cybersquatting

Archived from September 10 21012 .kiwi.nz was launched at 10am this morning in an effort to gain at least 500 registrations within a month so that the domain could be a permanent domain. Within one hour 1000 registrations occurred. Already I have noticed a dozen cyber-squatted Māori names. If you have not already done so, I would suggest you register your organisation, Marae and other taonga names asap. Remember […]

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