4 MAbraham; Netscape.com… on blog ethics



In this blog entry, one blogger brainstorms about blog ethics.  Her conclusion points towards a code of ethics, in six points developed by Rebecca Blood.  The common thread between all users opinions of appropriate blog ethics are that it is most important to “give credit where credit is due.”  Blog ethics appear to be directly related to the integrity of the writer, and doing one’s best to present accurate information and give credit to sources along the way…Just for my own referencing purposes I want to list here the code of ethics that this blogger found on a post by Rebecca Blood called Weblog Ethics. which she Darren Rowse’s site Problogger.net.

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.

It is interesting to me that there are clear patterns here about what bloggers expect from themselves and fellow bloggers…

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