Media Watch is watching the Media. But we are monitoring Media Watch.
On October 10th, I wrote this blog post:
Am I being paranoid or is there a hint here that this information and personal fotos were lifted directly from Facebook, without the express action/permission of the family involved?? Is this album available to people who are not in the Australia network? Or not on Facebook?
Then there’s the issue of privacy.
You can set your Facebook pages to limit who sees them, but many people don’t bother.
The Canberra Times which used trooper Pearce’s Facebook photos also recently published this…
Here’s an old post of mine on Mediawatch Quis custodiet custodes and another one where I was a tad critical of MediaWatch Forums. Do you think they were being snaky in not giving a hat tip? Do you think they genuinely came up with exactly the same approach that we (me, blogger, you commenters) came up with? It’s all a coincidence, right?
How cool would it be if the evening news and others started a hat tip bubble on items? Or is that overkill? I’d enjoy it. It would be funny to see JJProjects or DNWallace or Fang or FunkyCoda or DelicateGenius appear in the tickertape at the bottom. Even better if it said SilkCharm. (That’s spelt: Capital S, capital C please).