Monday, April 09, 2007

Slimmer Blogging Code of Conduct

Tim O’Reilly has posted a draft code of conduct for bloggers. My take is that the code is too long. Instead, I like the idea of having your comment policy upfront as suggested by Tony Hung. Being more specific, for one, I don't think "We won't say anything online that we wouldn't say in person" is even possible. As a simple example, how do you say the same thing in person that you would in a photoblog? Or even a standard blog entry like this one that has links to other blogs. Blogs are blogs precisely because you can express things you can not say any other way. And on most other points in the draft I agree with Michael Arrington's summary.

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