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people teach a bit of language, share personal and cultural stories, start discussion groups, promote activities and events, or challenge stereotypes and misrepresentations in the media. It is great to see a space where people feel comfortable raising important issues and sharing personal stories that most Australians otherwise would never know existed. BB: We are all aware of nasty people around, did you experience any negativity? If so, how did you tackle it?

LP: The way most people would measure the success of a twitter account is by the number of followers it has, which is around 5550 and growing every day. The real outcome though, is that people have a great time hosting the account, and are proud to represent IndigenousX and what it stands for: Indigenous Excellence. There are also a lot of people who love getting to meet a new @IndigenousX tweeter every week and engaging in the various conversations that come up. The friendships and connections that are made through the account are harder to measure, but are what makes it a true success in my eyes.

LP: I leave it up to the hosts themselves to decide how to respond to whatever happens on the account during their week, but my recommendation is always to block and ignore people who are not interested in talking or learning, or are just generally nasty. However, I am glad to say that the overwhelming majority of people who interact with the IndigenousX account are friendly, supportive and respectful and the issue of internet trolls or bullies hasn’t been much of a problem so far. BB: In terms of any change you want to see with the creation of IndigenousX, do you think it is measurable? if so, what have you seen?

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