Telstra closes

Telstra has this afternoon closed its online discussion forum

In a message to users, the Telco said:

Dear Subscriber,

Since we established nowwearetalking almost four years ago, much has changed in the online landscape. In Telstra’s world, it is also a different climate now compared to when the site was launched in December 2005. After a review of where we were headed with our online communications and how best to engage with important stakeholders like you, we have decided to close our nowwearetalking website and develop a new, more engaging, interactive site under the main umbrella.

In the process, we will make some changes to the content and the way we interact online with people who have an interest in all things Telstra. Be assured that the new site, which is under development, will provide ample opportunities to engage in genuine online conversations.

The new site will be dedicated to allowing us to talk with you, but more importantly – to listen to your views, opinions and ideas.

In the meantime, we have set up a temporary home where we can receive your comments/input and share our perspectives on the new site moving forward. You are invited to visit and tell us what you think.

Thanks so much for your interest and support over the years.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new website when it goes live in the coming months, and will keep in contact with any news and updates on the way.

A Telstra spokesperson told Mumbrella a launch date for the new site had not been confirmed but would happen “in the next few months.” They added: “We’ve learned a lot through about the online conversations we can have with our customers and stakeholders and it will continue to be a major part of our relationship.” was established in December of 2005 under former chief Sol Trujillo and was headed up by group managing director of public policy and communications Phil Burgess.


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