Friday, August 26, 2005
How to kill the blogosphere
How To Kill the Blogosphere
Do you have a blog?
Do you check the truthfulness of every comment posted at your blog?
Do you make sure that no comments are slander, libel, defaming, or otherwise subject to legal prosecution by an individual, company, or organization?
Someone may decide to sue you, not for what you write, but for what someone else posted as a comment.
Sued for comments by others, posted at your blog.
Think this is just a paranoid fantasy? Guess again. It's happening right now, and you, or I, could be next in line.
Lawsuits based on comments at a blog is the new gloom and doom for the blogosphere. It could mean the end of all blogs. Think it can't happen? Think again.
I'm tired of blogocombat, but I'm forced into it every day. This time, I'll let my buddy Dave Taylor clue you in.
"SEO Book's Aaron Wall Sued
Over Comments on His Weblog"
by Dave Taylor
August 26, 2005
What are we bloggers going to do? If we disable comments, if we don't allow our readers to interact with us, then blogs will be nothing but link logs or pulpit pounding. Candid conversations with customers or fans will no longer exist.
Very few readers will interact with a blog via email.
Even if readers do email a blog author, if the blogger posts these emailed comments in their blog, we're right back where we started. It will just be a more convoluted form of the same thing: a blog with reader comments. Comments that might result in lawsuits.
Read his post, then consider posting your opinion on his blog. Let him know what you think of this garbage. And/Or...post a comment here at this blog.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
My second comment that I posted to Dave's blog under this topic...
Posted by steven edward streight at 8/26/2005 10:07:00 PM