Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 16th, 2008

@julesoir Final reflections? I’ve only just finished copy to run later today Syd time. Is this the true future, no time to reflect?

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@jedwhite Did anyone ever extract/post my, um, “polite interjection” from ? I think I want to quote a bit in my Crikey piece today.

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@jeffsonstein Oh feel free to point as many people as you like to my rant! And encourage comments! The more the merrier…

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@SnarkyPlatypus You know, I do like your horoscope for today. There may be an extraordinary energy surge tomorrow, it says. Weekend FTW!

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Reading comments on my article at Crikey.com.au http://is.gd/UuS and my website http://is.gd/UuU Nice mixed bag!

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@leehopkins Trevor Cook’s piece is wonderful in that regard, makes the point strongly. “Medal for that man there!”

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@jeffsonstein @lewellyn May it’s me, but “meatspace impacts” sounds like a dodgy euphemism for “rough sex”.

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Emerges. 0630. 8C outside. By chance the first thing I read is about a rape being downplayed to “protect” the church. http://is.gd/Vf9 Hi.

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Q: Why is the Papal Mass being held at Randwick Racecourse? A: It’s the only place you can legally ride a 3yo.

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@Nickhodge What is it with you and women on TV called Ali(son)?

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At The Duke, Narelle (manager) & I observe that male contestants on So You Think You Can Dance all have trouble with their shirts.

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I’ve suggested that just before the train arrives shout: Look! That ballast rock is shaped like the Virgin Mary! A miracle!

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@SnarkyPlatypus has been trapped at Circular Quay station by the pilgrims.

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@trib It’s a lot more enjoyable when it’s tighter, yes.

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Departing to join @SnarkyPlatypus in the development of themes and arches. And dinner.

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@gnoll110 Y’see, I read “NCA” as “National Crime Authority” not “National Capital Authority”… very different…

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Retweeting @rosshill: I make a living by pushing plastic buttons all day. http://tinyurl.com/6rzry3 And so do I, mby and large…

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s almost no gym time left, eating into gin time. THIS IS TEH SERIOUSNESS!!1!

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@wolfcat You were TYPING WITH ONE HAND while commenting on my website? Sir, it’s not THAT kind of website! Please adjust your dress! ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think there were several points in his rant, actually. All jumbled up together into an incoherent splatter of bile.

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My Newest Best Friend his obviously Simon Mansfield. Another, longer comment from him! http://tinyurl.com/5kxro6

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hi. I have made many new friends today amongst teh journalismz tribez. ;) http://is.gd/UuS

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@matthewlandauer It may be a bit new for Google to have done link-tracking on http://openaustralia.org … used to take 6 to 8 weeks.

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@Colgo The Harvard Business Review article you mention is free online: “Should You Invest in the Long Tail?” http://is.gd/UBg

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@sboiling @mpesce Yes, the Simon Mansfield at http://tinyurl.com/5bkxmo would be http://is.gd/UAB He linked to a space news site.

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@bronwen The “divide” is spurious: it’s all writing about current events for your audience. One side calls its version “journalism”.

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@bronwen Cheers, Bronwen! I’m thoroughly amazed at how polarised the discussion / response is. Still. None of this is new!

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@mpesce I don’t know about eyeballs. I am a blogger, though, so apparently I can just make stuff up. http://tinyurl.com/5bkxmo

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@Colgo And when everyone has the publishing tech, interesting stuff is findable, even when it isn’t bundled into a major brand.

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@Colgo MSM does (for now) have more eyeballs. Will this always be the case? Dunno. It’d be a mistake to presume long-term dominance.

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Retweet @crikey_news: Crikey’s coverage of Sen Penny Wong’s is now live at http://tinyurl.com/5ar82e Free.

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@DavidVandenberg Cheers! Writing with passion, automatically more engaging, is something “journalists” think is a Bad Thing. [yawn]

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Gosh, back at my desk, what a bunch of blog comments to approve… I’m making lots of new friends today… ;) http://is.gd/UuS

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@mpesce Last night spoke with guys from Stripe internet radio. G Wheatley and another name mentioned. Not sure if latter on record.

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@sboiling @mpesce Gee, Glen Wheatley’s enthusiasm for internet radio as iPhone killer app wd have NOTHING to do with his investment in IR?

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@jacquimcgirr @mpesce Isn’t the term “a blind faith of pilgrims”?

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Being a complete hypocrite and reading Monday’s Sydney Morning Herald over lunch. AFK.

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(As an aside, since when did expressing your Catholicism become a reason for rampant nationalism?)

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Warning: hordes of green clad Polish pilgrims in Newtown. Or Indonesian. Which way do the flags go?

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@Nickhodge Thanks be to Crikey for letting me tell every Aust journo to stfu. ;)

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@andrewbarnett Yer, plummeting production & distribution costs mean local can be more viabom08

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@jeamland @DenubisX @jodiem Thanks for compliments. If ever doubt, now NO chance of me ever working in mainstream media again. ;)

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“Note to ‘old media’ journalists: adapt, or stfu!” Read it at Crikey.com.au http://is.gd/UuS or my website http://is.gd/UuU …enjoy!

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Wandering on errands to Enmore Rd / King St before discovering what Crikey did with my rant about … ;)

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@RachB Can’t remember which sessions’ audio worked for me, had probs. Won’t get a chance to deal with it until tonight. Clients… :/

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The guys from Sticky Advertising, Newcastle, have posted some good thoughts from yesterday. http://is.gd/UtC

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@RachB Hiya, some of yesterday’s recordings are linked off http://pollenizer.com/ch… and I have some too but not yet sorted.

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@lewellyn Glad that http://twittersnooze.com worked, it’s always a risk recommending something I’ve never actually tried myself. ;)

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@seancarmody Sean, yes, excellent to meet you too. A bunch of faces-to-names yesterday, which was good. :)

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I just did an 800-word rant for Crikey.com.au about the Future of Journalism. Not sure if they’ll run it. I didn’t swear TOO much. ;)

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@garthk Wikipedia’s worried about “authority” when they have whole pages dedicated to minor characters in Sci-Fi TV shows? What wankers!

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@garthk Huh! So “oral traditions” still don’t count unless they’re written down, even if they ARE written down? Wikipedia is teh weird.

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@jeffsonstein @mpesce @garthk I’ve already done my quota of media manipulation this week, I think. ;) Fail Whale, I canna save ye!

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Actually, it’s the Blue FIG Cafe, not the “Blue Fug”. Unless you’re from New Zealand. Or if the fug was, oh, a dark foreboding grey.

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Migrating to Blue Fug Cafe, Enmore Road.

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OK, Thurs plan (finally!): AM client proposal; PM project mgt (at desk or Afternoon Office?); Stilgherrian Live Alpha ep 6 at 9.30pm AEST.

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Now everyone who’s said something about journalism comment at Crikey.com.au http://is.gd/UuS or my site http://is.gd/UuU so I look good.

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@bronwen You know, @jeffsonstein seems OK, for an American. ;) He’s a bit weird tho, and a geek.

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Retweet @dnwallace: “That’s right, things are messy, out of our control… I know, lets create a new taxonomy.” ROFL! Yes, I am a geek. ;)

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@lewellyn “Troublemaker” more appropriate, perhaps. ;)

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@lewellyn No not a journalist here, never have been nor claimed to be. When with ABC was “producer” or “broadcaster”. “Writer” now maybe.

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Retweet @bronwen: ‘Many journalists “natural curiosity” may be piqued when they find themselves irrelevant.’ [smirks] Indeed. ;)

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@lewellyn All journalists are, by definition, pedophiles yes. There, more search-engine fodder. ;) All hail Eris!

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@bronwen Agreed, and will YOU STFU too, ‘cos I have a shower to have and a proposal to write. STOP BEING INTERESTING!

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@bronwen We’ve confused things by using the same word (“blog”) to describe the tool and the role, like calling journalists “typists”.

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@bronwen We clearly need a new taxonomy here. Trad media has journalist vs columnist, op ed pieces, leaders etc.

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@bronwen Journalists are using “blogger” as general (disparaging) term for anything online, and then equating that with the cat-mum-diaries.

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@bronwen I am using “journalist” = someone in trad/control organisation, yes, since in these forum they don’t like other using the word.

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@DCouch Agree that Journalist = Trusted Source is comforting. One True Voice. That = Priesthood Syndrome tho.

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@DCouch It’s “Old vs New, objective reporting vs subjective”, yes, but my point is also about why journalists aren’t embracing new tools.

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@acatinatree [smirks] That article IS my rant, yes. I just haven’t had the solitude & headspace for reflective writing, ‘tis all.

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@jeffsonstein Haven’t got and “new/old journo links related to social networking: to offer offhand, sorry. @SilkCharm will though.

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@Mediamum While few bloggers seem to appreciate the work that goes into original reportage… not that much journalism IS this, of course.

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@Mediamum Journalists lump all bloggers into the category of cat-mum-diaries and unsubstantiated opinion, seem unaware of the best of blogs.

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@Mediamum I’m starting to get a feel for why the discussion gets so heated… both sides start with wrong-headed notions the other’s worth.

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@jeffsonstein A seminar question, then: Compare and explain the difference in comment style/content between the two postings of the article.

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@jeffsonstein Also see Amy Gahran’s piece “Journalism: A Toxic Culture? (Or: Why Aren’t We Having More Fun?)” http://is.gd/Vib

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@jeffsonstein Since Crikey is read by pretty much every journo in Australia I’m expecting further feedback today. I’ll write a follow-up.

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