RuddNet Day 3. The armchair-expert â€œnetwork engineersâ€ who infest Whirlpool, people who’ve never built a network more complex than the one linking their porn stash to the TV, are suddenly spouting off about national-scale infrastructure not just there but everywhere. Pity their friends.
So began the article I wrote for Crikey on Thursday 9 April.
And nowhere was that ignorance better represented than on Twitter.
I’m such a hypocrite. I’ve previously slagged off journalists for simply copying comments from Twitter without adding any value. And this piece is, essentially, a summary of what’s been said on Twitter. Oh dear. Anyway, you too can be a journalist by following the same technique. The Crikey piece explains how.
You can use Twitter Search to find every tweet mentioning â€œnbnâ€. But for a richer experience, the much prettier Twitterfall lets you view an animated twitterstream, pearls of wisdom dropping as Manna from Heaven.
Just imagine. With the NBN it wonâ€™t just be typed words, youâ€™ll be able to see and hear all this in living colour and surround sound. Ah, $43 billionâ€¦
I’ll probably have a summary of some of the better commentary when I return to work mode on Tuesday.