This week I kicked off my latest blogging adventure – MinimalState. As the second person to join Catallaxy, I won’t be completely abandoning my role here. Posts covering politics and economic policy will probably be cross-posted to Catallaxy, whilst I’ll also try and provide a weekly (or thereabouts) wrap of the news from MinimalState.
For Catallaxy readers, please take note of the commenting rules at MinimalState. Also – to help reduce spam, your first comment will be held in moderation. Once approved, subsequent posts will be automatically posted – unless you end up in the sin bin for ignoring the rules.
So without further ado, here is a wrap of the first week of the MinimalState.
News From The MinimalState
Despite all the talk about rise of new media, traditional media sources are still more popular popular than ‘new media’ as a source of news, both in Australia and the US.
When it comes to entertainment though, new media does appear to be making inroads – even causing something of an internal tussle within the Seven media group.
Could the poacher turn gamekeeper? Former Daily Telegraph editor David Penberthy had some choice words about celebrity PR pimp Max Markson this week. Is it time to start a Penbo for Media Watch campaign?
Meanwhile the Australian Human Rights Commission wants to play gamekeeper for the world, threatening legal action against the US based site ‘Encyclopedia Dramatica’ (ED). ED might be tacky, might be tasteless and it’s entry on Aboriginals might be racist. But sometimes the way to minimise the harm from sites like this is to ignore them, rather than give the global publicity as a free speech martyr.
MinimalState this week also features a couple of reposts of articles lost in the great Catallaxy crash of “09. So if you’d like to revisit the topics of TIO complaints or competitor profiling, pop on over.
Rounding out the week, another former Catallaxy contributor, Kodjo, has a post on prescription insurance.
So that’s the news so far from the MinimalState – hope to see some of you drop by.