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For Everything Else There’s MasterCard: Anonymous & 21st-Century Hacktivism
This is an extract of a forthcoming essay by Gillian Terzis to be published in issue six of Kill Your Darlings, available in July.
Recently Anonymous, a decentralised collective of hackers and activists, has been everywhere – getting headlines for crashing the websites of governments and corporations alike – but also nowhere. Like an insouciant wart on the foot of institutional power, Anonymous…
New Matilda to stop publishing
New Matilda announced today it will stop publishing after 25th of June. The online magazine has been creating content since 2004 and has built the careers of writers including satirist Ben Pobje and national affairs correspondent, Ben Eltham, but failed to turn a profit.
Editor Marni Cordell attributes the decision to ongoing financial problems. “It probably won’t surprise you to learn that newmatilda.com has…
In Defence of Online News by Sophie Black
Crikey editor Sophie Black
Dwarf’s penis gets stuck to vacuum cleaner
That was the headline that made me hate the internet.
Were you one of thousands of readers that clicked on that link three years ago? After all, it was asking for it. Just blinking on the Top 5 Most Read stories list on the Age website. Can’t remember?
Here’s the lead:
RMIT Publishing Launches Lit & Culture Collection
This blog excerpt is a cross-post of a piece by writer and RMIT Publishing marketing assistant Amy Han on the Informit Literature and Culture collection. The full blog can be read at the SPUNC website.
“We’re very excited about the launch of the Informit Literature & Culture Collection, which will showcase the quality of Australian literary writing and publishing, and preserve the history that…
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