#1713 Going Offline

A few years ago, Patrick from New Zealand discovered an unknown American band online and decided to connect with the members via Twitter. As the friendship progressed, the band got bigger and a tri-continental twitter bond was born.

What happens when internet relationships, communities or online versions of ourselves log off and start to interact with the real world? Does your internet persona hold up offline?

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“Where are our mates?” By Molly Lukin

In Melbourne, a group of commuters is busily watching the watchers. Producer Molly Lukin meets the moderator of a Facebook group that tracks the movements of Authorised Officers on public transport. He claims to be keeping an eye on them, but why do they need to be watched at all?

Supervising Producer Selena Shannon

Original music by Elina Godwin
Additional music: ‘Electric Chair’ by Mossy

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic state coordinator: Bec Fary

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Host: Selena Shannon

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Image by flickr creative commons user s2art