Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Blogger Rights

Today an award winning blogger who blogged anonymously, had his identity outed by The Times newspaper and subsequently faced disciplinary action at his place of work.

Many quarters of the 'blogosphere' are, quite rightly, up in arms about this (
here, here, here, here and here. There are rants about blogger's rights to privacy/anonymity. I've written about my dislike of rights previously, I don't think this case is about rights though, its more a case of bad judgement by The Times. Their paper circulation, like most newspapers, has been falling, their website probably used to get a lot of traffic from blogs.

But now the blogosphere knows which way The Times's bread is buttered, and that they are not to be trusted.

You can't stop progress, you can only slow it a bit, and in time The Times with wither and fall.

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