Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 24th, 2009

@julie_posetti However why not just say “in public” rather than “in the public sphere”? (Good thing you didn’t say “space”!) ;)

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@julie_posetti Journalism is about intent. If someone didn’t intend to do journalism, they shouldn’t be criticised for not doing journalism.

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@julie_posetti Whether something is “journalism” (of any kind) is about the processes people follow, not where it happens.

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@julie_posetti But my key point is that the questions are confusing the medium with the activities taking place in that medium.

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@julie_posetti This is not the right medium for this conversation. We’re viewing through different frames and that needs to be sorted first.

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I want to slap someone. Anyone. Though I do have priorities.

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@julie_posetti In all questions being asked, replace “Twitter” with “telephone” and ask whether the question still makes sense.

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@julie_posetti (Except to say if it’s cf the “bloggers vs journalism” “debate”, that’s all the wrong frames. We’re well past that.)

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@julie_posetti Journalism is about people and processes, not whether it happens “on Twitter”… but I’ll say no more until the essay’s done.

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@julie_posetti Twitter is the medium for the conversation, not the conversation itself… and that is the BIG mistake being made.

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@julie_posetti Framing any “factual” tweets as “journalism” (of any kind), then criticizing it for being wrong somehow is straw-man stuff.

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@julie_posetti Twitter can be used to deliver any damn type of conversation people choose to have…

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Now, how to find this PARTICULAR V-pop song when we don’t know its name, the group’s name, or any Vietnamese… [sigh]

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@chris23 “Twitter as a switching station” is it, yes. It’s a platform for comms… which can include journalism.

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@DavidFeng Heh! If I wrote in Beijing I would be so Harmonised it’d leave permanent stretch-marks! ;)

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@iain_chalmers Twitter isn’t even that. It’s just conversation. Conversation can be ABOUT anything. But enough! I’ll put it in the essay.

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I’ve written most of an essay responding to http://is.gd/h1qh but it’s not really about last night’s incident. I want to re-write now.

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Too many journos framing Twitter as “breaking stories”, then complaining “it’s not fact-checked”. Confusing a data pipe with news process.

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Wondering whether “Oi! Journalists! Twitter is not a fucking newsroom you lazy cunts!” is too provocative a headline.

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@JonoH @Taezar Alas, @ApostrophePong and I saw this Trooly Awesomest V-Pop song in Cabramatta. We should’ve bought the DVDs. 5 for $10!

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“Noi Voi Em” is my new favouritest eva band. For this hour. http://is.gd/h1mD Hat-tip @ApostrophePong.

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Maybe serving legal papers via Facebook isn’t legal after all. Outside Facebook’s T&Cs. http://is.gd/h1l3

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Just before we go… If… and I say IF there were to be an Australia Day edition of “Stilgherrian Live”, what time would it best be?

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@firstdogonmoon Yes, there are auto-follow tools. which mean you’ll always follow the spammers too. You don’t NEED to follow everyone.

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RT @derekbradley: @stilgherrian it isn’t haiku, but random example of Japanese bin poetry http://tinyurl.com/c9k9lh [That’s wond’rous!]

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Did I previously tweet the link to @ApostrophePong’s photos from Cabramatta from last Sunday? http://is.gd/h1Wl

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Sun plan clarified: With @ApostrophePong to Marrickville Markets; CBD, Civic Hotel, I-san City lunch; Belmore Park for Chinese NY trinkets.

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@ApostrophePong I like your new avatar, whoever or whatever she is.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @middleclassgirl Look if anyone’s discussing “neocon sex kittens”, it has to include me. Check Google!

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RT @comedy_nerd: @stilgherrian @SnarkyPlatypus Menopausal in the city? “A change is gonna come: Sex and the City II” http://is.gd/h6pb

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RT @facibus: I’ve just found out about Clamato - do people really do this? http://is.gd/1H95

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Tapeworms wriggle past / John’s tongue, far up Bush’s butt. / Insufficient room.

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@Eeoor Howard was so far up Bush II’s arse that even the tapeworms’ maps didn’t provide coverage.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Four aging women realise they need to make more money before they become irrelevant http://is.gd/h6pb

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@skribe @andrewbarnett Our community paper now has coated paper, so insufficiently absorbent. We could use shredder outfall for cat litter.

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Damn! There’s ONE reason we still need newspapers occasionally: something to wrap the kitchen scraps in before binning.

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Sun plan: Marrickville Farmers Markets for brunch with @ApostrophePong http://is.gd/h6m8 then ad lib after that. There were BBQ rumours.

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RT @jamopo: Three fonts walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “We don’t serve your type in here.”

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@johnhalton Still, what can one do? UK and Australia are key US allies. Our paths are inextricably entwined. No choice: share the symbols.

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@johnhalton Tony Blair may have had the good grace to look embarrassed by his “award”, but he could also have refused outright.

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@trib @franksting ABC Radio is “the sound of one hand tugging”? ;)

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Maybe I should do a special Australia Day edition of “Stilgherrian Live” just so I can nominate Tony Abbott as “Cnut of the Week”.

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RT @hopeinhell: I i didn’t realise there were awards for sucking US presidential dick - where is Monica’s?

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@middleclassgirl Re Abbott, one may argue physical vs moral courage. But a divisive figure like J W Howard compared to first VC in 40 years?

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If ever anyone still needs proof that Tony Abbott is a complete fuckwit, here it is. http://is.gd/h65C My anger over this knows no bounds.

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@mediahunter Maybe Helen Razer’s piece will reach yet another audience segment. I’ll resist trying to describe it tho. ;) @SnarkyPlatypus?

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@textism How do you write about a conference when someone you admire fucks up? Um, write your honest opinion, as you would any other time.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Aller à vis, vous porc fasciste! Je crache sur votre omlettes!

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@mediahunter I thought Razer’s http://is.gd/h5Zn was typical: Voltaire-referencing, self-centred. Cf John Birmingham http://is.gd/16K1

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis rempli de l’√©nergie d’un millier de paysans travailleurs. Il provoque un peu la douleur.

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Sorting out a bookkeeping mess caused by not adequately guiding and supporting a staff member 18 months ago. (Yes, at 0800 on Sunday.)

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RT @timoreilly: ebook sales were up 108% for the month of November http://twurl.nl/17qok2 Matches our experience. Market taking off.

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Emerges. Looks at last tweet. Wonders WTF actually happened last night. Please send photos and diagrams.

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OK, well maybe the skaterboi fantasies weren’t totally destroyed after all.

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@julie_posetti (P.S. It’s 7.30pm on Saturday night on the Australia Day long weekend. Life balance, pls kthxbai.)

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@julie_posetti Do you ever tweet about anything which isn’t an intense discussion about The Nature of Journalism? If not, why not?

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Recently reminded of “William Safire’s Rules for Writers”: http://is.gd/h2Z1

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An essential O’Reilly book : http://is.gd/dKZA Hat-tip @DrMiaow.

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@kategroom Yes, “Jump the Shark” is so useful in so many contexts… :)

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@kategroom “Jump the Shark” is actually an American term. Definitions and videos and all: http://is.gd/h2Ck

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@Dianne_ No links. Just consider @SnarkyPlatypus’ musical direction, add Eurovision and Filipino karaoke and you’re halfway there.

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We. Have. Just. Found. The. Motherlode. On. YouTube. “Stilgherrian Live” will never be the same. Live in Fear.

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So, I’m leaving for the gym. In 39C heat. @SnarkyPlatypus you are insane. There shall be retribution. Mobile.

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@pixel8ted Well it’s typical Razer: Quote long-dead writer, show how well-read she is. Waffle some generalities. Back to being about her.

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@R_Chirgwin Oh please don’t trouble me with actual facts! Everything goes much more smoothly if we leave the facts out of it.

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RT @pixel8ted: Oh my. You know the debate has jumped the shark when Helen Razer opens her gob. http://is.gd/h1J5

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@JonoH I really should set a date for the next “Stilgherrian Live but I keep having More Thoughts.

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It involves donuts, that’s all I can say at this stage.

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@julie_posetti I’m intending to add more discussion to “Stilgherrian Live”. Maybe you can be my first guest or something.

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@julie_posetti Actually, journalism is only “what journalists do”. “The News”, as opposed to the news we all pass around. http://is.gd/2A8d

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@julie_posetti Yes, I do want to slap you, but only for abbreviating “Twitter” as “TWT”. I find that annoying for some reason. :)

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@julie_posetti I find it more irritating that fun. Twitter reduces complex articulations to slogans. This discussion deserves better.

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