[LINK] Link's Influence

Eleanor Lister eleanor at pacific.net.au
Tue Mar 27 00:33:32 AEST 2007

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> At 12:10 AM 26/03/2007, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>> I'd also guess what we say here will have nil effect ..
> Actually, I don't believe that.
> In my experience Link is quite influential indeed. Time and time again
> I've noticed for example that a topic bought up on Link gaining currency
> (all of a sudden) in various political forums, and the media. One example
> was a long email regarding privacy, which quickly appeared as a newspaper
> item, and as far as one could tell, the arguments presented there-in were
> almost word for word and also ordered very similarly as in the Link email.
> In addition, on a number of occasions, I for one have been approached by 
> various print media following list emails with a request to either submit
> that email, or one similar, as a letter to the editor. It appears obvious
> that Link is indeed quite influential in Australia. 
> Though I guess one will never really know, I'm wondering if Linkers have
> noticed this wider dissemination effect, and what, if anything, should be
> done about it? I'd guess it's a good thing, but one would like it if Link
> were to receive due recognition if it is true. Any Link thoughts re this?

well, it's kinda indirect, but i often take notice of the issues raised
here and discuss them with friends, including some Greens, so i guess
there's a sort of osmotic effect through the readers into various parts
of the community, does this count?


Eleanor Ashley Lister
South Sydney Greens
webmistress at ssg.nsw.greens.org.au

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