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December 28, 2004

Blogging Coverage

Blogs Provide Raw Details From Scene of the Disaster [NYT 12/28] "The so-called blogosphere, with its personal journals published on the Web, has become best known as a forum for bruising political discussion and media criticism. But the technology proved a ready medium for instant news of the tsunami disaster and for collaboration over ways to help."

Revealing the Soul of a Soulless Lawyer [NYT 12/26] Coverage of Anonymous Lawyer, a fictional blawg that seems to resonate with many real lawyers.

Your Blog or Mine? [NYT Mag, 12/19] Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor at George Washington University, explores the issue of privacy and blogging:

As Web logs proliferate -- Technorati, which tracks 5 million blogs, estimates that 15,000 are added each day -- the boundaries between public and private are being transformed. Unconstrained by journalistic conventions, bloggers are blurring the lines between public events and ordinary social interactions and changing the way we date, work, teach and live. And as blogs continue to proliferate, citizens will have to develop new understandings about what parts of our lives are on and off the record.
Features appearances by Smitten (I think we met once), her fiance Alex (a former blogger, it seems), and in an uncredited role, the great Paul Frankenstein. A minor point of disagreement with Deb's remark about Washingtonienne, though. Jessica Cutler wasn't good at keeping herself anonymous. By failing to do that, to preserve her own privacy, she risked exposure of herself and the people she wrote about. Ultimately she was exposed, and maybe there are people in the Beltway who know who the others are. So far though, she appears to be the only one suffering for her stupidity and carelessness, only to be "rewarded" with a book deal and an appearance in Playboy. But that's another issue.

Yours, &c., LC | 10:17 AM | Blogos , Legal | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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