Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 3rd, 2011

Don’t drag me into this @JaneTribune @Drag0nista @grumpymojo I am but a bystander.

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@dfg77 @thewetmale If @BernardKeane has the answer then it must be a very odd question.

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I do feel a certain amount of joy when I see the police pulling over an expensive car for no readily apparent reason.

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Balancing conflicting forces.

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It’s not just Charlie Sheen that’s nuts, says @johnemcintyre, and I’m inclined to agree. http://arseh.at/4ob

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@Drag0nista I suspect we have too many scary things in common.

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@Drag0nista I already have a one-word name. This is not a pseudonym. (I missed the start, sorry if I’ve mistaken the context.)

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RT @firstdogonmoon: I’m at the opening night of Xanadu. Sophie Mirabella is here as well. [This has to be the most wonderful tweet ever.]

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@veritychambers Will you get even more angry if I mention that it seemed like anyone with a Fairfax Media ID could just rock up and get in?

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@veritychambers You are far from being the only Fairfax employee / stringer who didn’t know it was on. There’s a problem there, it seems.

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Wanna learn how to do internet TV? Near Newcastle? Check this 1-day workshop on 26 March. http://arseh.at/4mt

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@lomantik Sorry I didn’t catch up with you at the end there today, I got sidetracked by colleagues and PR minions. As you do.

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@veritychambers You’re well behind the pace. was [it’s over] the Digital Directions 2011 event in Sydney today. http://arseh.at/3ol

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@redhog_org @klang67 There’s a lot of case law about what constitutes “public interest” in media law, so all that would apply here.

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Drinks. Please forward all hate mail to me for reading later, cheers.

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That kid is already quite fat enough without not having to expend the effort on pressing buttons.

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“So what you’re seeing here is a live stream from Jesse’s brain,” says Tan Le. Maybe this’ll cheer me up.

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@Ke_Ga I know. Narrow-minded, I am. I should open my mind to the vistas, to wonderful new ways of making money from the masses’ labour.

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@DigitalD2011 When there’s an imbalance in power, understanding and ability to control the output, it’s exploitation IMO.

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Here we go. Crowdsourcing of advert creative. Sigh. More exploitative unpaid labour.

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“Harness” social media? Remember, folks, harnesses are for horses, oxen and other farmyard slave animals.

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Turcek’s figure on photos taken in Tahrir Sq is misleading. No date restriction in that search, and it was an OR search, not AND.

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A journalist posing as a police officer would be unethical, illegal even. But a policeman posing as a journalist… http://arseh.at/4nx

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@ojkelly As a programmer might say “read the source code”, my suggestion is to read the law itself. And the explanatory memorandum. ;)

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@ojkelly It’s about protecting identity of sources. It’d presumably protect WikiLeaks from revealing sources.

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@purserj You’d need to add the phrase “for the purposes of being protected by whistleblower shield laws”. This is a law, not a dictionary.

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Here we go. “Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010.” See Senator Ludlam’s amendments. http://arseh.at/4nt

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@j_hutch Setting the bar lower was the precise intent of the change to the wording I’ve just tweeted, I believe.

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“News medium means any medium for the dissemination to the public or a section of the public of news and observations on news.”

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“… in the expectation that the information may be published in a news medium.”

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“Journalist means a person who is engaged and active in the publication of news and may be given information by an informant …”

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The word “citizen journalist” isn’t used in the legislation, @j_hutch.

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That info from a media release from The Greens, nothing online yet from news organisations. I’ll link when I find something.

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Senate passes journalist / whistleblower shield laws, re-worded to include ALL acts of journalism including blogging, “citizen journalism”.

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Thank you, @Riy, for reminding us not to let the technology hijack the revolution. “It’s people who are protesting.”

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@maninultimo Or maybe you might want to talk to a proper legal person in @kim_weatherall …?

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“A few thoughts” on AFACT v iiNet appeal decision from legal academic @kim_weatherall http://bit.ly/hStnTm HT @peterjblack

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@maninultimo If you need to scrape the bottom of the barrel, I can chat on the wireless at 6pm.

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So @baratunde got “horse masturbation” to be a Twitter tending topic? WE ARE KINDRED SPIRITS! http://arseh.at/4np

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Folks amazed that The Onion “only” has 3 developers? No, the real question is why everyone else is so goddam inefficient.

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So @baratunde from @TheOnion is being too interesting and amusing for anyone to bother tweeting, so you can just suffer in silence.

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+1 RT @domknight: The takeaway message from Tony Chen at seems to be - don’t start a foreign internet company in China. Sold.

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@lucasng I will give you 100 StilPoints if you ignore every link I post.

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Also, @bhowarth has already posted a piece about that session on gamification [sic]. http://arseh.at/4nn

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There’s a whitepaper on all that guy just said at http://bunchball.com/ and of course it’s in a floaty adverty thingy.

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I think I have just been persuaded to buy drugs instead of clothing.

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@Yin_Izanami is Digital Directions 2011 [nee Media 2011, by Fairfax and X|Media|Labs. Mostly very good. http://arseh.at/3ol

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Make it stop.

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Greg Hywood talked about Fairfax’s “public good” role earlier. If that has any meaning, this man should now be tarred and feathered.

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If “driving business value” by tapping human desires is all we value, then let’s just start selling crack to children tomorrow, right?

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@DigitalMands It is not “a choice society makes”. It is a choice people make for their society.

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If the “rewards”, “status” we seek comes from having visited a coffee shop more often than someone else, as a species we are fucked.

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@DigitalD2011 Yes. Consumption. Consumption is what we need more of. Especially self-indulgent amusements. MOAR CONSUPTIONS!

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Hmmm. I get that gamification [sic] is a strategy for “driving business value”, but is all this a smart choice for a society to make?

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@bencubby Ah! is Digital Directions 2011, today’s one-day event run by, erm, Fairfax Media. http://arseh.at/3ol

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@bencubby The context was about journos having to produce more “stuff” in the same time these days. Are you in the room here?

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@bencubby I know I write better stuff when I’m not stressing about paying the bills, but that’s sort of sideways from what I meant.

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Odd watching a guy in front of me write a Twitter ID on a paper notepad to look up later. I type it in and click “follow”, done.

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My question for Fairfax, and others: How do you reconcile “We are about quality content” statements with cutting staff and budgets?

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Article “The Evolution from Numbers to Relevance” by Mahendra Palsule just cited by Kevin Anderson http://arseh.at/4ng

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Columbia Journalism Review article “The Hamster wheel” just cited by Kevin Anderson http://arseh.at/4nf

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Now playing at is Xerox’s amusing “Information Overload Syndrome” public service announcement. http://youtu.be/CXFEBbPI…

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If you’d like some more Tim Wu @superwuster my interview with him is at http://arseh.at/470

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@Ke_Ga I’m trying to be well-behaved today, so I may leave the question of @superwuster’s pants unanswered. There should be mysteries…

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For some reason I can’t help but wonder whether Tim Wu @superwuster is wearing pants right now. The magic of television!

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The many examples of fine data-driven media / journalism shown by @hatchjt are linked at http://arseh.at/4nc

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@hatchjt No no, the Apostrophe Failâ„¢ was a commenter on the Twitterstream. I perhaps should have made that clear. Nice work, BTW.

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@edave You’re right. That one tweet, that one there, failed to be the greatest thing I have ever written. I will kill myself at morning tea.

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You would think that media professionals would know when and when not to use an apostrophe, but apparently not.

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Might I suggest that political junkies check out http://poligraft.com/ Ping @crikey_news @OpenAustralia

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@MaxRyerson @neerav Of course, “Find out what your audience wants” is Media 101. It’s odd that we have to remind people of that.

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That said, @vanessafox’s take-home message is to look at what searches people do in your realm and, y’know, provide the answers.

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Gasp! OK, we now have the 2011 Super Bowl hot search figure. Maybe we could have just started here. Thank you @vanessafox.

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Why is @vanessafox showing slides full of numbers and news stories a year out of date? Not a good look IMO. It’s 2011 now, Vanessa.

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@lomantik Well, I’m here all day. I daresay I’ll be easy to find.

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Anthony Rose’s worldview is based on the unwritten assumption that our main goal is constant entertainment via expensive gadgetry.

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You know my views on this, @leslienassar: “Why Twitter is useless for covering conferences” http://arseh.at/2av

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Grrr! More tweets saying “Person X is on stage”. No value. We have the agenda. Please tell us what you think of what they’re saying.

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Fairfax’s Greg Hywood quotes Big Numbers out of any context to show how wonderful Fairfax is. Board members in the audience.

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Fairfax boss Jack Matthews has finally decided to drop his “Touching the Void” metaphor for the media landscape. About time.

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Digital Directions 2011 is about to begin http://arseh.at/3ol so filter out the hashtag if you want to avoid the digital incest.

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OH: “It’s definitely too difficult to define an ‘integrated sale’. It’s a shithouse term but we have to report on it.”

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@wjpepperell Apollo ran away and hasn’t been seen since.

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Pyrmont. Sunshine. Conference coffee.

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@kcarruthers It might well be useful, it’s the faux I know something SEKRIT “insider” wankery I object to. What clique is he “inside”?

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@kcarruthers What is it, exactly, that that “insider’s” guide is inside of? Apart from its own self-aggrandising arse? http://arseh.at/4n6

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Mobile: Missenden Rd errand; transfer to Pyrmont; 0900 Digital Directions 2011. Unsure how much I’ll tweet from there, as I’ll be writing.

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Thu plan: Digital Directions 2011 at Pyrmont, Sydney all day http://arseh.at/3ol then an evening of unknown content.

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Fursday. A Day of Fur. Fuuuurrrr!

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