Blogging about blogging

September 15, 2005

One of the biggest risks that most Asians face while blogging is the risk of being hauled up for posting comments that could be construed as seditious remarks. True, for many of us this seems fair, especially if the comments came from us. But what if they were not?

What if they were comments left by other people? People who think that because it’s the Net, they can abuse it and be annonymous and get away with it? In the end, it’s not them who get into trouble, it’s the people on whose blog/site they posted that do.Can they be hauled up? Recent events have shown that they do. (Links to be posted when I’m feeling less lazy, promise!)

At the end of the day, though, it’s up to the bloggers to regulate themselves. Think of yourselves as radio stations. You never know what someone’s going to say, but if you suspect that it’s unsavoury, cut them off. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to abuse.

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