08/03/2005: Bloggers tell too much???
Bloggers learn the price of telling too much by Martha Irvine (AP – Courtesy of Daily Herald)
“…Some are, however, finding that putting one’s life online can have a price.
A few bloggers, for instance, have been fired for writing about work on personal online journals. And Maya Marcel-Keyes, daughter of conservative politician Alan Keyes, discovered the trickiness of providing personal details online when her discussions on her blog about being a lesbian became an issue during her father’s recent run for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois (he made anti-gay statements during the campaign).
Experts say such incidents belong to a growing trend in which frank outpourings online are causing personal and public dramas, often taking on a life they wouldn’t have if the Web had not come along and turned individuals into publishers.
Some also speculate that more scandalous blog entries — especially those about partying and dating exploits — will have ramifications down the road.
“I would bet that in the 2016 election, somebody’s Facebook entry will come back to bite them,” Steve Jones, head of the communications department at the University of Illinois at Chicago…”
I’ve always said that now that I’ve begun this Blogging with Len and Brock, I’ve probably scotched my chances to Run The World!!!
Drat!! Yep, someone will dig up these Bloggie Reminiscences and I’ll never Be Elected to That Exalted High Office in a time when [Finally] Women Run The World™.
Karen on 08.03.05 @ 06:39 AM CST