Dr Mumbo

Social media happy families

This morning’s Twitter meeting in Sydney may have generated a respectable amount of media coverage, but it has sadly done little to bring former colleagues closer.  

The event (declaration of interest – Mumbrella did the Q&A) was organised by PR agency Mark. It saw TV crews from Seven, Nine, Ten and SBS turn up, among others. You can already see some video at news.com.au and NineMSN and Rob James’ blog posting about the event here.

But one commentator who wasn’t there was highly unimpressed. Christine Kardashian, boss of Dash PR and a former staffer at Mark as it happens, had plenty to say about the event on Twitter.

She retweeted a message before the day saying: “what the fuck is this #beachmeet shit? are these people serious? yes unfortunately…”

Then, this morning: “any of the participants been tweeting for more than 5 mins that might have made it worth it?”

Then: “”they only communicated it to the Twitterarti and some who slipped through started spreading the word”

After the event she Twittered: “Must be a slow news day for broadcast, not sure if #beachmeet is that newsworthy for television”.

Mark staffer Drew Lambert took the bait, replying: “@dashpr Twitter is a major news story over past 7 days – this was the Aussie angle. 7, 9, 10 SBS all there. gr8 forum, gr8 crowd (new & exp)”

christine-kardashian-twitterTo which Kardashian replied: “@drewlambert As always condescending, don’t need to explain Twitter to me when you’ve all been tweeting for about 5 mins”

Social media in Sydney – it’s just one big, happy family.



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