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(News.com.au)   Australian newspaper starts petition to make Twitter stop people being mean online. For Twitter users, a newspaper is like a picture of a web site that has been squirted onto the mashed-up, dried corpse of a tree   (news.com.au) divider line 10
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2012-09-12 08:56:21 AM  
People really are mean to each other on Twitter. Ricky Gervais, for one, is a terrible bully.

Nicest person on Twitter? Milla Jovovich. She's a sweetheart.
 
2012-09-12 09:00:01 AM  
"An airwaves troll trolling the digital trollers. We've come full circle," the Labor MP wrote.


Something new for the 'sentences-I-never-expected-to-exists' bucket list
 
2012-09-12 09:06:41 AM  
for Twitter users, a newspaper is like a picture of a web site that has been squirted onto the mashed-up, dried corpse of a tree.

That got the Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling right the first time it was printed with analysis and details unavailable on most websites. Plus covers all local news and sports in a detail that CNN simply won't/can't touch. 

When you get older Hipstermitter, and local politicians talk about raising your property taxes, or local sales taxes, you better pray there is a local news service that covers that, because CNN ain't gonna give a fark about it.

My lawn, GET THE fark OFF OF IT!
 
2012-09-12 09:53:02 AM  
@hailrobonia: "make Twitter stop people being mean online" is an abomination of phrasing.
 
2012-09-12 09:57:30 AM  
+1 for that description of a newspaper.
Well-played, subby.
 
2012-09-12 10:25:05 AM  
But that's not important right now
 
2012-09-12 04:17:11 PM  
Why are aussies such moralfags?
 
2012-09-12 08:19:25 PM  

Rustblade: Why are aussies such moralfags?


Nah, that isn't the problem. The problem is that troll is this paper's business plan and if people can be trolled on twitter for free, why would they buy a paper written by professional trolls. It is undercutting the quality trolling you only get from a professional and once you lose those skills you may never get them back.
Please people, imagine a world where your children never get to read Piers Akerman or Miranda Devine!

/save the professional troll
 
2012-09-12 08:58:44 PM  
Oh,
and this is REAL aussie reporting on the subject
For all you Americans out there, if you see news Ltd or Daily Telegraph reporting, please treat it as if it were written Fox News.
 
2012-09-12 09:15:18 PM  

ADHD Librarian: Rustblade: Why are aussies such moralfags?

Nah, that isn't the problem. The problem is that troll is this paper's business plan and if people can be trolled on twitter for free, why would they buy a paper written by professional trolls. It is undercutting the quality trolling you only get from a professional and once you lose those skills you may never get them back.
Please people, imagine a world where your children never get to read Piers Akerman or Miranda Devine!

/save the professional troll


This. All mainstream Australian media now caters for an audience with the attention span of your average reality tv show. For a good reason.

/another Aussie
//The Aussie Murdoch media is less right-wing and more cash-desperate than its US cousins
 
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