April 10, 2007
More Heat Over Code of Conduct
More backlash from O'Reilly's call for a bloggers' code of conduct. You would think this plea is a law that restricts all open expression on the net. C'mon, he is after all a co-producer of the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo and numerous other leading technology events that are moving things forward, not backward.
The message as Vern points out. Bloggers. Be nice. Yeah, be nice for x/&tvx sake. This conversation and issues around privacy and freedom of expression will continue for a long time. The mindset for our cultural and social acceptance of this new online behavior has only just started........when a prominent person's child is affected by this, then the real debate will begin.
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Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, has a very interesting post (http://www.danielgoleman.info/blog/2007/02/20/flame-first-think-later-new-clues-to-e-mail-misbehavior/) about a study of kids who find situations tense when they meet in person people to whom they have texted messages with thoughts they would never express in person.
Maybe expression has a simple rule, like the Golden Rule. Before submit, send, post, add, or whatever simply ask: "Would I say this in this way face to face?"
Posted by: Jack Shipley | Apr 12, 2007 2:29:38 PM