Sunday, April 08, 2007

NYT: The New Miss Blogo- Manners

Yes folks the newspaper that helped bring you the Iraq War and all the fun and frolic that has entails is really worried about the nasty blogosphere. While they were jiggling for the Shrub administration like a $10 crack whore bargaining down to a fiver cause they needed the hit, the problem the WHOLE time was us of course. Both left and right were letting words of mass destruction across the internets and allowing anonymous users comment on the world and sometimes just being belligerent assholes.

It is nice to see the Times has its eyes firmly on the important issues of our day, rather than unpleasant shit like Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Darfur, or atrocious working conditions, or......
April 9, 2007
A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs

Is it too late to bring civility to the Web?

The conversational free-for-all on the Internet known as the blogosphere can be a prickly and unpleasant place. Now, a few high-profile figures in high-tech are proposing a blogger code of conduct to clean up the quality of online discourse...

A recent outbreak of antagonism among several prominent bloggers “gives us an opportunity to change the level of expectations that people have about what’s acceptable online,” said Mr. O’Reilly, who posted the preliminary recommendations last week on his company blog ( Mr. Wales then put the proposed guidelines on his company’s site (, and is now soliciting comments in the hope of creating consensus around what constitutes civil behavior online.

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