Sending Ripples

Personal Web of Ideas

This is not what my internet looks like:

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Comment ça-va?

Comment ça-va?

A good proportion of my time is spent commenting on articles. It’s the best way to thrash out an argument or continue a discussion.

Media convergence has made this possible.

My favourite shows for discussion are Q&A, Insight, Dateline, Jon Faine on 774, Neil Mitchell on 3AW, and ABC’s The Drum. And the one thing these shows have in common? Audience participation.

Blogs are not dissimilar.


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Steal This Blog

Have You Got What You Paid For?

Is ©opyright dead?

    Will free culture kill creativity?

The story goes like this:

1. People are not paying for Art any more.

2. Artists will not produce new Art if they don’t get paid.

3. Art will die.

Well, this logic is a load of bulltish, since a lot of Art is done as a hobby anyway. But it points to a broader discussion of copyright.

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Blog Design

Cool Has No Law

I intend to be cool

  Although, I think being cool is like being a celebrity:
  If you have to say it, it probably ain't true.
  Being cool, though, does not just mean being popular:
  it can  mean cold, awesome, interesting, quirky,
  inspiring, exhilarating, disinterested, bad, calm, wonderful.

So what is information cool?

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Hunting for homos

Hunting for homos

The coverage of homosexuality in the Australian media recently has rivalled that of countries like Uganda and Iran, where same sex love is punishable by death by stoning.

Too harsh?

The Herald Sun and Channel Seven have been the main offenders, while Channel Ten’s The 7 PM Project deserves a fabulous round of applause.

Jason Akermanis’s comments were of course the worst. But worse for the Herald Sun newspaper to publish them.

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You call that a Niche?

You call that a Niche?

This is a niche!

I just wanna big it up for the Net Communications blog.
It was really cool to check out other student blogs. They gave me a lot of inspiration. But enough ass-kissing…

As this blog is about Australian media, you would think the niche is pretty large. But it really isn’t.

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South Park offends Muslims, Jews, Christians? No Sh*t

South Park offends Muslims, Jews, Christians? No Sh*t

Courtesy of our great friend Wikipedia

Muhammad may have been a prophet, but he didn’t see this coming

Didn’t the 16th Century happen like 500 years ago? Are people still scared of ideas? What’s going on?

In case you haven’t heard, about ten people got angry about a recent South Park episode which pictures the Islamic prophet Muhammad (think tarot cards, astrology, crystal balls, tea leaves…etc) wearing a bear suit. Fair enough-bear suits deeply offend me as well.

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