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Calling all Aussie telecomms bloggers

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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Written by Renai LeMay on

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.

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