Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 22nd, 2010

@paulwallbank I think your definition of payola is wrong. That’s when you give positive coverage in exchange for money / benefit …

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@paulwallbank Erm, that Roy Morgan report just says journalists are not considered to be honest / ethical. It doesn’t say why at all.

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@rowlch Oh I care for @paulwallbank’s opinion on many things. Smart guy. I just think he’s wrong on this issue. Or at least exaggerating it.

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@DivineMissWhite Sorry, do we have a problem here? You link to a 2006 piece where I mention someone else’s report. What’s the problem?

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RT @evilsnoofy: That’s kinda like Facebook wanting me to connect with my ex-husband’s new wife. [Oh dear, that’s a bit wrong.]

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Should I tell LinkedIn that the person they just recommended I connect to is, you know, dead?

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Anyway, that’s out of my system now. I thought all that “O noes theyz given a fone!” idiocy was dealt with days ago.

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By the way, apparently Margaret and David get… FREE MOVIE TICKETS! FROM BIG EVIL CORPORATIONS! AND THEY WORK FOR THE ABC!

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Indeed @smperris the media gets free access (and lunch and drinks) at all sorts of events, yet distance is maintained. Sigh.

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Precisely @kcarruthers there’s no substantial difference between and any other “Would you like to review this?” process.

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I find suggestions that I can’t fairly evaluate a phone because I didn’t buy it to be incredibly insulting to me and readers.

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@DivineMissWhite The quote you link to is BY Testra, on a vastly different issue. What point are you trying to make? Feel free to email me.

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So, buy insurance from ugly bald man in lycra, or from smiling cartoon star holding suitcase? This is how businesses present themselves?

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@b3rn HBF also doesn’t cover business travel, it says. Alas.

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Actually I can’t use World Nomads. Cover for equipment tops out at $3k with a $1k per item limit. Bzzzt!

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I have chosen to go with World Nomads because, amongst other things, founder @SimonMonk is someone I used to work with. Small world.

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Sun plan: Record/edit “Patch Monday” podcast; write an article; sort out email flows; Sydney CBD errands; pre-US loose ends. Busy day ahead.

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@bob_bain I’m not to worried to b missing CeBIT, as I get most vendor info other ways, and there’s SO many conferences these days.

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Ta for further tips Travel Insurance Direct and World Nomads @Mrs_Starz @ScottKilmartin @jasonlangenauer Sounds like plenty of options.

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Ta for those quick suggestions of scti.com.au, 1cover, Allianz @macsnorky @alanjlee @stevejme

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Anyone know a good place to get travel insurance online? For my US trip tomorrow, obviously.

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@jg_rat I truly love listening to other people. There is much joy in the world.

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OH: “I don’t like that one, it’s for gay people.” “No, it’s Italian.”

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; pub-selection protocol #4; pub; wine; dinner.

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Realising the implication of my last tweet: Sunday will be a long day filled with work-like things.

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Sat plan (revised): gym dumped; email restructure dumped (distracted); drinks & early dinner will be the go. Details TBA.

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@glengyron I hadn’t seen “reviewers wanting people to ‘get out of their hashtag’”, but I wasn’t watching that closely.

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@glengyron I ask ‘cos I see consumer electronics as less of an ethical dilemma than global travel, hotel and 3 days of indoctrination.

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@glengyron How much of the problem is that the comments are hastagged? How much of that, that the tag has brand names in it? Curious.

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Sydney dust storm, 23 September 2009 http://post.ly/gvKS

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@glengyron I’m fascinated that the Telstra thing is generating so much heat, but Microsoft paying for Seattle hasn’t caused a single squeak.

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@glengyron But, short answer is this is no different from any product review. “Gift” is even disclosed. Readers can decide if they trust me.

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@glengyron I’m cranky because it’s Sat arvo after a long week. There’s other things I want to do. And this is a shit forum for complexity.

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@glengyron Yeah ta. ‘Cos in 30 years of working in the media I’ve never thought about ANY of these issues before. Not once.

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@paulwallbank And I’m rather offended that you think I didn’t “think carefully” and that I’d bias my comments on the basis of a phone.

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@paulwallbank Whereas is just a review. “Here is a thing for you to use, tell us honestly what you think.”

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