the Romeo & Juliet of government funded digital TV social media accounts
June 4, 2014 9:45 PM   Subscribe

While Australian public TV channels ABC2 and SBS2 contemplate a possible merger, on their official Twitter accounts sparks fly.
posted by divabat (18 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh my...
posted by MartinWisse at 9:53 PM on June 4, 2014


social media accounts from major organisations and still with a sense of humour? Impossible!
posted by greenhornet at 9:59 PM on June 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


How does Australia have two public television networks? We can barely keep one on the air here.
posted by dhartung at 10:00 PM on June 4, 2014


Don't worry, Murdoch's minions are white-anting them as we speak.
posted by pompomtom at 10:09 PM on June 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Well, that was a much-needed injection of cheer after a gloomy day. Tiananmen's been on the brain.
posted by aroweofshale at 10:37 PM on June 4, 2014


How does Australia have two public television networks? We can barely keep one on the air here.

Yep, that is why there is a merger being 'contemplated', ie forced by this ridiculous conservative austerity fake-budget-crisis government.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:04 PM on June 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


Tell you what, though. Buzzfeed has a serious hate-on for Toned Abs

(trans.: Tony Abbott, the PM).
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:06 PM on June 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh, that's so cute - clearly I need to be following more TV networks on twitter.
posted by fever-trees at 11:17 PM on June 4, 2014


How does Australia have two public television networks?

Well one of them is sort of more public than the other (SBS receives income from commercial advertising, and I don't think it has to answer to Senate estimates hearings the way the ABC does). But yes. We're lucky. And we should fight to keep what we have.
posted by Jimbob at 1:19 AM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Buzzfeed is punching above its weight at the moment, it really is.
posted by Jimbob at 1:40 AM on June 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


Impossible!

Not at all. You just need a few hundred social media and advertising specialists.

That, or some unpaid intern who's having fun now but will screw up badly, sooner or later.
posted by effbot at 3:31 AM on June 5, 2014


That, or some unpaid intern who's having fun now but will screw up badly, sooner or later.

I was sure you were going to link to the quite witty https://twitter.com/ABCnewsIntern
posted by bystander at 4:29 AM on June 5, 2014


social media accounts from major organisations and still with a sense of humour? Impossible!

You've clearly not seen the taco bell twitter account.
posted by royalsong at 5:46 AM on June 5, 2014


" shotgun the doco "?

Can I get an Australian-to-American translator in here, please?
posted by magstheaxe at 7:39 AM on June 5, 2014


social media accounts from major organisations and still with a sense of humour? Impossible!
posted by greenhornet at 12:59 AM on June 5


I present to you the Elementary writers' room Twitter feed versus the Sleepy Hollow writers' word Twitter feed: clicky
posted by magstheaxe at 7:42 AM on June 5, 2014


You've clearly not seen the taco bell twitter account.
posted by royalsong at 8:46 AM on June 5


I've said it before, and I'll say it again: whoever runs the Taco Bell Twitter account is not getting paid enough. It's hilarious, and their social media strategy is brilliant.
posted by magstheaxe at 7:48 AM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Can I get an Australian-to-American translator in here, please?

It means "I claim the right to produce (or possibly air) the documentary movie".
posted by pompomtom at 4:24 PM on June 5, 2014


" shotgun the doco "?

To shotgun:
1. To lay claim to the front passenger seat in a motor vehicle; "I call shotgun!".
2. To lay a claim; "I call shotgun on that last cronut!"

Doco: Documentary film.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:05 PM on June 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


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