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(I am in the process of splitting this up into separate pages. See the list at the foot of this article. - Rick, 4.6.10)
Accepting right from the top that the term "social media" is both redundant and a misnomer and speaking as a fifteen-year veteran of various iterations of "social media", here are my current opinions on various "social media" platforms.
Not one but two Youtube videos this time, produced by the NSW Greens and dealing with the proposed expansion of the port facilities in Botany Bay, which if it goes ahead will be an environmental disaster for the bay, and create major road transport issues throughout most of the south and south-west of the Sydney metropolitan area.
The first video is a two-minute overview of the Port Botany situation, and the second features a public meeting/media call by the Greens candidates for Marrickville (Fiona Byrne) and Maroubra (Anne Gardiner) on the Botany Bay foreshore.
I'm putting some of my video archives from the last couple of years onto Youtube. (Note, however, that I have decided not to place any videos of Adara on unrestricted access.)
First up, the one video that I have previously placed onto Youtube - that of the "Stop The Bombing" rally in Sydney on August 12 during the Israeli attack on southern Lebanon.
"Innovations such as YouTube are just one of many reasons why technology and time are making a nonsense of the current media rules."
- Senator Helen Coonan, addressing the conservative Millennium Forum, Sydney, 3.10.06
One week after the Minister for Information and Communication Technology cites Youtube as an example of contemporary media diversity, we are greeted this morning with the following news: Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion in Stock.