Thursday, May 19, 2005


Rebecca's Rules

Yesterday I deleted one of my posts due to an awesome amount of spam comments. I just thought, "how else am I going to get rid of this spam with this one post?" Apparently, you're not supposed to do just arbitrarily delete a post. I didn't know this. Over at Rebecca's Pocket she writes about the ethics of blogging and she provides 6 rules to "form a basis of ethical behavior for online publishers of all kinds":

These are Rebecca Blood's six rules. For further details, visit her blog.

1. Publish as fact only that which you believe to be true.
2. If material exists online, link to it when you reference it.
3. Publicly correct any misinformation.
4. Write each entry as if it could not be changed; add to, but do not rewrite or delete, any entry.
5. Disclose any conflict of interest.
6. Note questionable and biased sources.

(she thanks Dave Winer for #1 & #5)

Thanks for posting these. As you read them, they look like common sense. But daily I am amazed at the number of websites and blogs that post untrue and unethical items online. My husband has taken up a personal crusade to have shut down any blogs or websites he finds that consistently post such unethical or untrue material!
Thanks Mary,

If you visit the Rebecca's blog you'll find even more information that seems to be common knowledge but could easily be mistaken. Thanks for the note,

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