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Online content comedians have been at it again – and this time Australian retailers are in their sights
Following on from our comment yesterday that at least the recent Click Frenzy debacle has given rise to some entertainingly piss-taking social media content, here’s the best of the lot.
This YouTube vid is a truly inspired work of satire. And, like all good satire, it contains more than a grain of truth – namely that Australian retailers’ use of e-tail lags far behind that of the rest of the world.

The danger now is that, as a result of the Click Frenzy fallout, more Australian retailers will be convinced that there is no place for them in the online arena. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. E-tail represents the future, but it has to be handled properly if it is to be successful.
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Social (media) satire

Satire is booming thanks to online content
Humph! Don’t you just hate it when your thunder gets stolen? Just yesterday we were musing about the changing nature of social media usage and wondering (in an oh-so-ironic, oh-so-cleverly-comic manner) whether people have become so addicted to social media that now everything has to be viewed through its prism.
We asked: ‘Are we shortly going to be at the point when eating dinner will be filmed and posted/live streamed? And speaking of streaming…. What about going to the toilet? Or brushing teeth? Or opening the office door? Or painting a room (and watching said paint dry)? Is all that social media-worthy?’
We have a soft spot for satire here at The Message, especially when that satire is original – and originally ours.
So it rather pains us to not only have to tell you that someone else has already made the same point, but that they’ve done it sooo much better – in a brilliant music video that really hits the satirical sweet spot…

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Leadership laughs

Satire is booming thanks to online content – and this take on the current Gillard vs Rudd leadership shenanigans is priceless
We like to do things a little differently at The Message, so for our latest Content Watch offering, we thought we’d showcase a different take on the current tussle for leadership of the ALP and, ultimately, the prime ministership. A clever parody utilising Gotye’s ubiquitous Somebody That I Used to Know (which is proving a godsend for anyone wishing to create viral content), it’s fresh and funny.
You can’t look anywhere at the minute without seeing news of Kevin Rudd’s resignation and his desire to return to the top job at the expense of Julia Gillard. But at least this video allows us to smile rather than groan at the whole thing. And funnily enough, it’s probably the most accurate summing up of the whole sorry situation going around…

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