Mainstream media journalists contemptuously treat social media as a uniform group of ‘citizen journalist’ cranks with a single, non-mainstream opinion. But social media are just the aggregated thoughts of people, and those people are your readers. For now.
The murals in Sydney’s Devonshire St tunnel are not just a random selection of photos. They are, in fact, carefully chosen and fiendishly clever propaganda.
If this morning’s Sydney Morning Herald online front page is any guide, we’re in for two weeks of insulting, click-baiting tabloid bullshit Olympics coverage. It has already become truly offensive.
After my website fell victim to a common vulnerability – twice! – I reconsidered if running my own site was a constructive use of my time and effort.