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
The area which I'm keen to discuss is the Australian
With this in mind, I'd like to follow local Microsoft blogger
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
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
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.