The public and the media are suffering from election fatigue, and it seems the pollies are too.
There's a struggle going on at the moment between the world's biggest internet company and its users over the right to be pseudonymous or anonymous online, writes Jason Wilson, an assistant professor in journalism at the University of Canberra.
From one blogger attacked by The Australian to the other, Greg Jericho -- formerly known as Grog of Grog's Gamut -- discusses the defamation case by editor-in-chief of The Oz Chris Mitchell against academic Julie Posetti. Typical of The Oz and its war against new media, says Jericho.
Grog was also back blogging last night with a spate of posts that gave the impression they had been cooking throughout his enforced silence.
Yes, its more on Grog’s Gamut. Some people are suggesting that bloggers should have a RIGHT to anonymity and/or the use of pseudonyms. But WHEN and HOW bloggers should identify themselves? Margaret Simons discusses a previous example.
The controversy over the outing of the blogger Grog's Gamut has now passed out of the hands of newspapers and the blogosphere and on to the desk of senior public servants, who have some interesting questions to wrestle with, writes Margaret Simons.
A large part of the Blogosphere and Twitter were consumed last week by the Australian newspaper’s action in ”outing” the astute but anonymous blogger Grog’s Gamut as Canberra public servant Greg Jericho. Margaret Simons offers up another view.
We know that uttering the names James Massola and Grog's Gamut is probably enough to send even the most hardened media watcher into the foetal position, so consider this as Crikey putting a line underneath the storm in a Twitcup that is Grog'sgate.
The outing of Grog’s Gamut and the petty, vindictive thuggery and implied threats behind it, speak much more about the character of the paper and the journalist involved than it does about any vacuous nonsense over imagined rights of anonymity online, says Possum Comitatus.