April 10, 2007
Blogging Code-Of-Conduct - comments, disproof, other sides, etc.
The bogosphere is not the "Wild West". Rather, it is a collection of
petty medieval fiefdoms. Whose Lords are engaged in constant
squabbling with each other to control the realm's natural resource
("attention"). And the peasants are told to eat cake.
Underlinked: Jon Garfunkel, Comment Management Responsibility (CommResp)
Making the rounds: Tristan Louis,
Blogger's Code of Conduct: a Dissection
Proof of the silliness of Code-Of-Conduct: An A-lister - "And I have
definitely been pushed around in the blogosphere, and as I mentioned
earlier, the biggest bully on my blog block is Tim O['Reilly]. So I
find it pretty ironic that he's the one calling for civility."
(quote for illustrative purposes *only*, not endorsement)
"Joey", one of the supposed death-threateners, gives his side of the story ... and basically nobody cares (via McD)
By Seth Finkelstein |
posted in cyberblather
on April 10, 2007 07:03 PM
Who said you got to eat cake? Last time I checked, you were still on the "Millet List"...
God, it's so hard to find a decent P.A. 'round here...
You're right. Nobody cares. Not even me, anymore. The deception wins because it is a far better story.
Seth-- thanks for the pointer to Joey's side of the story. And Joey, thanks for telling it. It was very helpful for understanding the facts under behind all the charades.
The main point of contention, as I saw it, was how the apparent victim sought to discover the identity of the apparent victimizer-- and that's the sort of process I wanted to address with CommResp.
1. Blogger E Coyote, Super Genius(tm)** announces to the world that he's got Major Stuff going on right now, and he's Changing the World. That acrid taste in your mouth is His Dust, which you are Eating.
2. BECSG finds the time to take silly potshots at someone that he arguably finds to be Beneath Him, and not Worth the Calories.
3. BECSG intensifies his catcalls and potshots relative to an arrow's proximity to the bullseye.
4. Rinse, repeat.
Connect at will.
** You're sooo vaaaaaain...
Nobody is writing about it because this sham has gone on long enough.
The only real victim in all of this was the truth--something webloggers seem to have little respect for.
Hugh: you can't be both charming outlaw and despotic insider at the same time. Choose one, and move on. I never thought you a fool, why are you playing one in this act?
And even in Joey's post, it becomes an argument between the BOYS, about what the girls can or cannot say, think, feel, or do.
I expect in the next day or so, Joey and Bert to join hands and sing Kumbaya.
This is utter and complete bullshit.
Haha, Shelly -- hardly ;) And I wish Kathy would had responded directly. But you are correct, the testosterone got too high even for me. I took a few days off. I'd still like to post a summary in a day or so.
I guess when peasants are told to eat cake you can expect a revolution. maybe one day will make it to the wild west status ha. I do think that will have to fight these lords but In the mean time we can't let these guys push us around.Isn't funny how as soon as you become an A-lister you stop giving.