Calling all Aussie telecomms bloggers

Calling all Aussie telecomms bloggers

Summary: If there is one thing that the growing blogging phenomenon makes clear, it is that the Internet is not a single-user publishing medium. Online publishing is all about the conversations that develop between professional and, increasingly, amateur writers who are interested in publicly discussing the issues that matter to them.

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If there is one thing that the growing blogging phenomenon makes clear, it is that the Internet is not a single-user publishing medium.

Online publishing is all about the conversations that develop between professional and, increasingly, amateur writers who are interested in publicly discussing the issues that matter to them.

The area which I'm keen to discuss is the Australian telecommunications scene.

With this in mind, I'd like to follow local Microsoft blogger Frank Arrigo's example and invite anyone out there to show their colours. Do you have a blog that mentions Australian telecommunications?

If so, let me know, either through e-mail or through this blog's comments system.

To get the ball rolling, I'll throw in a few links of my own.

Shane Williamson is a third-generation (3G) mobile telephony evangelist blogging from Sydney. His music taste may still be in the 80's but he's clearly got a handle on 3G.

Shane founded Hutchison's "Developers on 3" program back in 2003 and has also worked for Microsoft. Not sure what he's up to these days but he keeps on blogging!

On the telco side of the channel we've got a guy that I talk to all the time -- a core asset for Telstra's media relations team, Rod Bruem.

Rod's got an official Telstra blog dubbed "News Front" and is very active in responding to issues regarding his employer.

"I'm seeing payphones in my sleep," Rod wrote in a blog entry last week, after the payphone scandal undoubtedly kept him up to his eyes in phone calls from journalists.

Rod, when is Telstra going to get RSS feeds so I can stay in touch with News Front?

There are lots of other Telstra bloggers at Telstra's "Now we are talking site", but I mainly just read Rod because I know him.

Of course there are some good international blogs as well. The best known is probably Om Malik's GigaOM broadband blog.

Om's OPML reading list also has a few telecoms bloggers which I shall, in the next half an hour, add to my RSS reader.

Topics: Telcos, Mobility, Telstra, Social Enterprise

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  • Om will be interesting to follow

    because he will have more and more Australian-related news and is interested in the market (he is interested in all markets) so feel free to send him tips etc. it's something that I have been helping him out with. He also has www.broadbandwiki.com which we added a lot of AU relevant info to.
    anonymous
  • Paul Budde

    It's a shame that Paul Budde (http://www.budde.com.au) doesn't have a blog, his views are always interesting, but he's figured out how to make enough money from them that I suspect a blog would only cannibalise his existing business.
    anonymous
  • Telstra and RSS feeds

    Renai, Nowwearetalking.com.au is now 3 months old and we're working towards updating it, hopefully with improved fucntions including RSS feeds. Congratulations on your blog. Rod Bruem
    anonymous
  • Broadbandwiki.com

    I've checked out the site, it's a pretty good resource! This market changes daily though, so it would have to be updated fairly frequently :)

    Renai
    anonymous
  • Analyst blogs

    I agree, I've talked to Paul on several occasions and he's very switched on. He doesn't shy away from telling the truth -- even if it hurts.

    There are some analysts in Australia (although not really in the telecomms scene) that keep blogs ... from memory Gartner has some. I'd like to see more.

    I'll shoot across a quick e-mail to Paul and see what he thinks about it :)

    Renai
    anonymous
  • Telco blogs

    Thanks Rod!

    I look forward to seeing some good stuff from Nowwearetalking.com.au in future. It has certainly generated enough discussion in the short time it has been live.

    Now if only all the other telcos would start blogging and we could have a real live online policy discussion.

    Renai
    anonymous
  • Great start

    Renai, thanks for the plug! :-)

    Great start, you've shown me a couple I was unaware of, how about the The Podcast network's Mobile Show?
    http://mobiles.thepodcastnetwork.com/

    Shane
    shane.williamson@...
  • Paul Budde

    Its funny you guys should mention this.

    Paul's new blog site has just gone live: www.buddeblog.com.au

    Paul sees it as a really useful way to get his former 'From Paul's Desk" articles out there to a wider audience than the previously available PDF format. Paul's desk articles were always free, he has essentially been "blogging" for years, only that it hasn't ever been in a proper blogging type format.

    But the BuddeBlog site addresses this, and he is also publishing a series of Podcasts now too.

    Regards
    anonymous