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Blogging code of conduct proposed

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Kathy Sierra went public on her fears in her blog
    The support for a blogger hounded by death threats has intensified with some high profile web experts calling for a code of conduct in the blogosphere.
    The female blogger at the centre of the row has been shocked to discover that hers is not an isolated incident.
    It has led her and others to question some of the unwritten rules of blogging.
    It could force a re-examination of the way the tight-knit blogging community behaves.
    Among those calling for a bloggers' code of conduct is Tim O'Reilly - one of the web's most influential thinkers.

    The fact that there's all these really messed-up people on the internet is not a statement about the internet
    He told BBC Radio Five Live that it could be time to formalise blogging behaviour.
    "I do think we need some code of conduct around what is acceptable behaviour, I would hope that it doesn't come through any kind of [legal/government] regulation it would come through self-regulation."
    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6502643.stm

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