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Kathy Sierra situation is an awful.
March 26, 2007, 7:20 pm
Filed under: blog, blogging, freedom of speach, media

People who blog should understand better than any others that the freedom of speach is fragile, and when threats of violence, abuse or death are involved, there is no freedom. The authorities can respond to this in the traditional manner, but bloggers especially should be spreading a message that this kind of behavior threatens not just the victim but the very rights upon which those making the threats depend in order to deliver their message…..



Twitternesia
March 12, 2007, 9:38 am
Filed under: blog, Eric Rice, SXSW, Techmeme, Twitter

I’ll admit it..and I won’t be the first…Twitter is damn addictive.

Techmeme and blogs everywhere are littered with articles about Twitter, and it’s clear that Twitter has taken over the brains of digirati and online media mavens everywhere.

Nowhere is the impact more noticable that at the annual SXSW conference in Austin, where the independent journalists/bloggers that have traditional done an exceptional job of covering the conference seem suddenly to be sucked into a Twitter black hole. Eric Rice seems particularly annoyed at this phenomenon (see his blog EricRice.com ).

Twitter addiction seems harmless enough, but it may have some unexpected side effects. First and foremost, a blog is a great source document on events not covered by the mainstream media. What happens when the only records of events smaller than SXSW become an assortment of 140 character long Twits? Collective amnesia?