Why distinctions between public and private don’t really exist in new media…

Hat tip to Davy Sims on Facebook (who really knows his new media onions)… This clip is from Monday’s Stormont Today, and needs no more introduction from me…

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  • Great clip. I presume the Philip Bate caption should read Philip/Phil Batt of the recently formed LSRS and formerly associated with Community Rescue Service. Phil’s ‘cheeky’ comment remains on his personal Facebook page.

  • Mick Fealty

    I’ve been doing quite a bit of work on this in private work with clients through Slugger Consults. The problem is social media feels intimate, but you are actually in the publishing business…

  • Pigeon Toes

    Get the impression there’s more to it than this.

    Highly unprofessional of Coleraine’s Mr Mc Clarty to refer to remarks made on the guy’s personal Facebook Page.
    Watched the whole session, and there would appear to have been some kind of “disagreement” between Mr Batt and the Commander/Commodore of CRS.

    There’s many a tale to be told about that organisation, it’s founder and his departure/”retirement” from HM Coastguard.

    I’d be interested to know what Mr Batt’s privacy settings were when this remark was accessed.

    Feel sorry for him, as the remark served no purpose, other than to conveniently undermine his proposals


  • Pigeon Toes

    Actually, it’s one of the most bizarre committee meetings I’ve ever seen. Not so much “briefings” by either group, but some surreal version ofl “Dragon’s Den” ;-D

  • “Get the impression there’s more to it than this.”

    PT, one might wonder how David came by this information!

    You provided background on CRS (formerly CoastguardNI) here on Slugger back in 2009.

    The Community Rescue Service (CRS) is a charitable organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland .. communityrescue dot org

    Foyle Search & Rescue got a mention in the DSD session; it’s also on the list of ‘organisations which have registered with HM Revenue and Customs for charitable tax purposes‘; CRS isn’t.

    The exchange brought a few hearty guffaws – but who will have the last laugh?