1. Yes that would be funny.

    Just as an aside:

    I find it interesting that there are some so called ‘old media’ journalists using Twitter on a daily basis (or are they also part of new media now?). It’s a very good place indeed to follow links to the latest news, opinions and blog posts, and to participate in various written conversations. It’s very immediate. Multiple conversations are happening on my Twitter feed as I write this.

    Sooner or later we are going to see articles in ‘old media’ that have originated from these kinds of new micro-blog conversations as well. I’d say it has probably happened already.

  2. … so NewsDesk gets a call that Mullody McWorth has gone postal in some way, or been a victim somewhwere.
    Straight to Farcebuk to search her name, them immediately gets onto all of Mullodys mates connections to access photos and stories.

    after the newsdesk thinks of doing this, the cops figure it out too …

    If somebody who has AddedMe As An Aquaintance then goes postal, how quick to I have to be to ‘Delete This Friend’ before the cops are bangin on my door.
    oh dear.

    and of course FB has my/our PassWord.

  3. @JJ
    In April last year, journalists infiltrated the forums of “doofers” (young people getting together to discuss doof music and events) to find out the ‘gossip’ on a missing girl who had gone to a doofer event and disappeared. How do you feel about journos that do that? After all, they are not part of the community, simply raping and pillaging content from those communities to sell newspapers.

    @helena I wonder if Facebook should initiate a way of hiding that we are friends? That way, I can still trade links and funny videos and stuff, without be raided online by the police.

  4. Thanks for the compliment, Laurel — and yes I know this is a few days late but we just returned from Bangkok.

    I find it interesting that people hold personal conversations in public — sometimes highly personal conversations! — and then get all shocked and surprised when other people choose to listen in.

    If you don’t want “other people” to listen in, don’t have the conversation in public. It’s that simple.

    (P.S. This new Blogger commenting system sucks. I want my name to link to my website, not a goddam Blogger profile which is then another thing I have to keep up to date.)

  5. *puzzled* Are you saying that TV stations don’t have to “shout out” or “hat tip” other tv stations that already covered the content/footage?

    I was actually making the point that if traditional media wants to continue sharing the stage with new media, they need to understand the “culture” including giving hat tips where they belong. Raiding blogs will just piss off readers – plus I have creative commons attribution – are you really saying it’s ok for anyone (blogger or MSM) to “listen in” to a conversation then claim it as their own? *surprised*

    And don’t yell at me cos you don’t like Blogger. You don’t care about attribution, remember? Heh. 😛

  6. Um, I’m not making any comment about attribution, one way or the other. Only “privacy”.

  7. oh silly me I misunderstood: you mean conversations amongst *friends* on Facebook are *open*. 🙂 I thought you meant that conversations on this *open* blog were NOT covered by creative commons. But they are. 😉

    btw, my Facebook account is not open to Australia network. Anyone posting my personal info from there, must’ve been let in by a friend. *glares* so don’t do it!

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