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Notes on Adelaide podcast: In Real Life

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has focused attention on the social media platform’s worst aspects. But there was a time in Adelaide when the site brought people together.

Nov 09, 2022, updated Nov 09, 2022

“It’s a house on fire and a party at the same time,” says Michelle Prak about the current state of Twitter.

In this week’s episode, Prak – a university teacher and writer who once was the state’s most prominent social media consultant – talks about the early days of Twitter, her attempts to convince her then public service bosses that it was a significant opportunity, and the life-long friendships she forged in the Twitterverse.

With Elon Musk sacking Twitter staff and promising a new era under his ‘free speech absolutism’, we travel back to the early days of Twitter – an idea spawned by a couple of tech guys working for a podcasting company back in 2006, and which went on to change the world.

About Notes on Adelaide

Notes on Adelaide is a weekly current affairs podcast driven by the independent journalism of InDaily, CityMag and SALIFE, and produced by Solstice Podcasting.

New episodes are uploaded weekly. You can find the podcast on InDaily or on your favourite podcast app including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Listen to our previous episodes here.

RELEVANT LINKS FOR THIS WEEK’S EPISODE

For InDaily’s coverage of Twitter: https://indaily.com.au/tag/twitter/

To follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indaily

For the regional showcase winners: https://indaily.com.au/events/regional-news/2022/11/07/the-spirit-of-rural-south-australia-celebrated-at-regional-awards-night/

Michelle Prak’s forthcoming novel is being published by Simon & Schuster. 

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