Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Revival of political public may depend on blogs

From the SUN.

"The political blogs appear to have captured a great many more young people in the net of politics than all of the MSM columnists combined. I've no doubt the parties are going to set up blogs and use them in the next election.

But there are dangers for the bloggers. It is yet to be legally settled whether blogs are subject to libel laws. They certainly can get you fired. A Delta Airlines flight attendant, Ellen Simonetti, was sacked for posting suggestive photos of herself in a carefully-draped uniform. Starbucks fired an employee for blogging about the company and its management.

Not everyone is persuaded that blogging will last. Paul Wells of Inkless Wells, thinks they are a fad -- "the CB radio of the 21st century."