Twitter has added the capability to restrict its list of trending topics to a specific country or city, a useful way of dodging its generally US-centric content. Unfortunately, despite Twitter's popularity down under, Australia isn't yet on the list; a note says Twitter is working on other countries, but given the slow rate at which we've got other Twitter features like SMS support, I'm not holding my breath.
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According to research conducted by recruitment agency Greythorn, almost half of Australian tech workers are actively seeking for new jobs while another 40% are prepared to consider a change for the right offer. And they're saying lack of training and career development are major drivers. This is unsurprising when you consider that more and more roles are now contracted rather than permanent so employers can offload the need to deliver career advancement and skill development to individuals rather than doing it themselves.