Topic: independent media
We recently wrote to the ABC Media Report about this interesting by play in the life of the daily slogger/micro news blogger:
You may know I edit a micro news blog service with about 12K readers per month e.g. this one:
The significance is that I never get many comments as its too clunky for public interaction. (I want more to get in the head of the Big Media, not impress punters as such). The Sydney Indymedia are much better at this aspect [offset by open slather editorial approach] there.
My reason for the background is, on the string above no less than 9 comments which is unprecedented. Meaning Tim Blair has his right wing (extremist?) cheer squad either in or out of NewsLimited who patrol their champion's 'reputation' in typical aggressive style.
Till recently Simon Benson at the Tele added me to his unsolicited email list for his blog URL to stump up some decent/friendly comments. This appears to be a job metric there now at News Ltd? No. of comments = popular, effective journo?
Certainly my piece on Blair was potentially damaging to his career, and his neocon mates seemed to know it. Especially the bit about Fairfax scoop in Rupert's home town.
To me these are interesting blog based power dynamics of the Big Media/Blogosphere ie Fourth/Fifth estate.
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