- There is an interesting article on Amnesty’s activities (mainly in Australia) before Beijing here. It also links to something that we all think about nowadays and touches upon privacy issues – Google Street Mapping. (see Stilgherrian’s post). I would be very interested to hear what you think. On Twitter opinions are skeptical, still I personally have nothing against it – we do live in CCTV age and if I need to loose a bit of my own privacy but gain on my security – I would agree – I think I agreed long time ago, actually. The thought of having on-line view of my flat windows available doesn’t scare me – mine faces one of the main squares of our little town, other one of the main paths. (I would be interested to know what EU and UK law states about privacy in Google’s case though. Any lawyers around?)Browsing around all those Amnesty sites I have found an interesting guide to blogging (fresh, March 2008, great graphics btw) including few notes on ethics written by Dan Gillmor (interested in privacy issues, as far as I can see) , who finds basis for blogging ethics in journalism: ‘There are pillars of good journalism: thoroughness, accuracy, fairness, transparency, and independence.’
I think it’s a valid point – according to Fromm, there are two types of ethics – modern ethics (due to the commercialism and tolerance based development of societies this set of rules is based on our subjective judgments, i.e. code of ethics must be agreed on by majority of us) or traditional ethics (set of rules given by superior ‘powers’ – however we define those – always objective). If we want to follow modern approach, we still need traditional (journalistic) point of view at least to start developing our own codes of blogging ethics.
Just decided to browse for some audio shizzle (no Colin, not STUFF, but SHIZZLE;)) found interview with Walter Carl, buzz marketing specialist, as a podcast – you can listen to it here, but only if you are interested in the definition and basics of WOM Marketing – very top line shizzle…Blogged with the Flock Browser
We are waking up and linking to each other. We are watching. But we are not waiting.’ – the most striking, since very, very true for our times, statement closes 95 Thesis of Cluetrain Manifesto. All of those are available (together with the whole book online for free – I love the idea!) on Manifesto site. It’s interesting to see how nothing has changed since the times it was written. We know Scoble’s Naked Conversations, we see the lists of Social Media Marketing references. Still, those 95 points remain the same and ethics behind them seems to be grounded in basic blogging experience. I think every one of us, bloggers should have this book on the shelf.Blogged with the Flock Browser
- I was just wondering – is there any? Are we expected to start following all of our followers? Is it bad if I have the same amount of followers as those whom I follow?
Honestly? I do not care. I find Twitter fun! Also, I think it’s a great tool to communicate new ideas and web tools with the world, and by following web gurus I hope to learn from them.
I think I slowly start getting addicted to it. I do put 140 characters in my head even if I have no phone around to send the message off…how bizarre! I do check it quite often and read like a book.
I am happy to see growing amount of followers and happy to find more interesting facts online.
I am extremely honored when someone sends me a private message saying thank you for following them.
I am annoyed if I start being followed by a ‘deal’ and she/he ‘knows’ I will read the profile, which really is a waste of time.
And time is what Twitter is all about – we can quickly update the world on, i.e. the fact we forgot the promised sweets the moment we sat down at our desk so that colleagues do not kill us without warning;)Anyway, it’s interesting to see how Twitter, in spite basic functionalities, manages to evolve into a social network.
I have found this interesting code of online ethics here…posted in 2003, but if you check the comments you will see that already then bloggers were trying to separate themselves from pure journalism and that the word TRANSPARENCY is being used. Brilliant discussion on whether code of blog ethics is needed at all, whether it should be based on journalists experience or whether it should still re-written by fans of honest blogging…check it out!
- Just finished it. It’s all still fresh and I feel I have focussed mainly on the topics I am currently interested in and the rest needs more thinking (and browsing!) mainly web ethics. I read his Corporate Weblog Manifesto, moved on to the one written by Allan Jenkins, and later here🙂
Anyway, the best part of the book I think (the main idea of convincing readers to write corporate blog is known to me, but then again I am quite late with reading this book:P) was ‘Blogging Rights and Wrongs’/ Every blogger should read those because those apply to all types of blogs.
Very good study!
This exhibition is a result of a Sea-Land project – my attempt to team up with my friend and map out some curious names of UK towns and try to figure out related visual associations. We had fun with my friend and I really loved exhibiting in this lovely barn in Appleton, nr. Oxford. I sold a picture, which was a great feeling, but I am mostly proud of our crazy idea. We hope to visit some of those places too!
I really loved experiencing the 5 am wake-up in Wantage, carrying the pictures to the stall provided by the Oxford Castle team, setting it all up and spending all day talking to people visiting us. Oh, what a location! What a feedback! Really loved it! Works are all over on Flickr.
It was so much fun to join the opening last night! Appleton is a charming village and the place of the exhibition turned into a magical home for our works.
I met very interesting people with various approaches towards creating, viewing, selling and buying art. It’s not only an interesting learning curve but also a great experience of zen, the ‘here and now’. I am glad I can be a part of it.
I sold one of my garden photos. I am so happy my work is appreciated.
My small exhibit in Oxford ArtFair proved to be a great program for that weekend. We had so much fun with Dawid! He made it through 6 hours of staying in one place, so I am really impressed. I am more than grateful to all interested in my works and the few who left me with great thoughts for new ones!
I will be in Appleton this weekend and I am very happy that my colleagues will be there too. Come and join the exhibition!